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Syringe Exchange Program

Tuesday- 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Thursday – 1:00 pm-5:30 pm

  • Syringes
  • Cookers and Filters
  • Wound Care Kits
  • Fentanyl Testing Strips
  • Sharps Containers
  • HIV and HepC Testing
  • Safe Injection Education
  • Condoms and Lubricant

Anonymous ** Confidential ** No Appointment Needed

Family Planning

Clinic Hours

  • Monday:       9:00-5:00
  • Tuesday:       8:30-4:00
  • Wednesday:  8:30-5:00
  • Thursday:      9:00-5:30
  • Friday:           8:30-4:00
  • Closed Daily from 12:00-1:00
Family Planning
Rapid HIV Test
  • Scheduled Appointment
  • The test is confidential.
  • A simple finger-stick to collect a sample of blood is required for the test

The rapid test takes one minute to process. If the test reacts with HIV antibodies we will assist you in obtaining a confirmation test. A confirmation test involves a blood draw that will look specifically for the virus.

Family Planning
Alive at 25

Preventing death among teen drivers and young adults is the mission of Alive at 25. This highly interactive course encourages drivers between the ages of 14 and 24 to take responsibility for their own driving behavior.

Alive at 25 was adopted by Montana in January 2009. The program has proven effective at reducing young driver crashes, injuries, and fatalities.

Population Health
Web page about the Alive at 25.
Tobacco Use Prevention

As a contractor of the Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program, Flathead City-County Health Department’s approach toward tobacco use prevention includes the following:

  • Prevent tobacco use among youth
  • Eliminate disparities related to tobacco use among populations
  • Eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke
  • Encourage people to quit


Population Health
Web page about the Tobacco Use Prevention.
Alcohol Sales Service Training

Responsible alcohol sales and service training are mandatory in the state of Montana. Liquor license holders must ensure that all employees who serve or sell alcohol, their immediate supervisor, and the licensee if they serve or sell themselves, are trained through a state-approved training provider.

Population Health
Web page about the Alcohol Sales Service Training.
Bicycle Bike Helmets for Children

The Health Department currently has a limited number of bicycle helmets available on a donation basis for children 12 and under.

Population Health
Web page about the Bicycle Bike Helmets for Children.
Communicable Disease

Communicable diseases are transmitted from one person to another through a variety of ways including direct contact, contact with a bodily fluid or blood, or indirectly by a vector (i.e. tick or mosquito). The Communicable Disease Program works to prevent, identify, and limit the spread of these diseases.

Population Health
Web page about the Communicable Disease.

The Flathead City-County Health Department provides immunizations for all ages. Immunizations are currently available by appointment only on the following days:

Monday and Friday 9:00-12:00 and 1:30 to 4:00pm

Thursday 1:00-4:30 pm

*Please note that appointments for TB Tests will only be available on Mondays and Fridays.

Web page about the Immunizations.
Travel Immunizations

Meet with one of our travel nurses for a specialized travel consultation before you on your trip outside of the United States. Depending on your destination, you may need vaccinations to help protect you from food, waterborne, and insect-borne diseases that are common in certain countries.

Some of the vaccinations provided include:

  • Yellow Fever
  • Typhoid
  • Japanese encephalitis
  • Meningitis
  • Hepatitis A & B
  • Tetanus

Please bring a copy of your travel itinerary to your appointment so that the nurse can help determine which vaccines you should receive.

Web page about the Travel Immunizations.
Montana Asthma Program

The Montana Asthma Program (MAP) provides free services to help children, adults, and their families learn how to better manage asthma in their daily lives.

Community Health
Web page about the Montana Asthma Program.
COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment

COVID-19 vaccines will be available by appointment on Tuesdays at the Flathead City-County Health Department.

Please fill this form out for each individual who is in need of an appointment.

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Early Literacy Classes

Sing, dance, read, and explore in fun and interactive classes for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers that help prepare them for future learning success. Hands-on activities to follow storytime. Especially for children 0-5 and their grown-ups. Available in Bigfork, Columbia Falls, and Kalispell.

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Class or Group Library Visit

During your tour or group visit to ImagineIF, we can provide:

  • Stories and book talks for preschoolers through eighth graders.
  • A tour of the building highlighting resources appropriate for preschool through twelfth grade.
  • An overview of resources in a subject area.
  • Library card registration: Please see the section on library cards below.

We appreciate at least two weeks notice of groups coming to use the library, even if you don’t need any special services. We cannot schedule your visit more than three months in advance.

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Summer Experience for Teens

Workshops are open to all teens entering grades 6-12. Registration is required as space is limited.

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Creativebug has thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Get unlimited access by creating an account today! Just enter your library card number and email address.

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Download audiobooks and ebooks for your computer, e-reader, portable media player, or tablet.

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Science Connect

ImagineIF is excited to announce Science Connect: Lending Tools For Discovery, a new experience at ImagineIF that encourages adults and families to make science happen through exploration and participation in real research projects. Through the Science Connect program, the community is encouraged to take part in Citizen Science, the participation and collaboration of the public in scientific research to increase scientific knowledge.

Study Kits Available:

  • Astronomy
  • Nature Watching
  • Altazimuth Reflector Telescope
  • Native Plant Garden
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Tech Connect

ImagineIF Libraries is excited to offer Tech Connect, another great solution to help meet your needs for free access to information. You can check out a Wi-Fi Hotspot to connect to the internet wherever there is cellular service. Kits containing an iPad and a Wi-Fi Hotspot are also available for checkout. Call or stop into any ImagineIF location to place a hold on a device.

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Flathead Grows Seed Library

Flathead Grows! Seed Library, creating a better quality of life through health, relationships, and a sustainable connection to local food resources.

We’re excited to announce our partnership with the Good Seed Company to bring the Flathead Grows! Seed Library to ImagineIF Columbia Falls. Stop in, get free seeds, grow locally, and enjoy!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Take seeds – Take a seed packet or two, a few seeds will grow a great harvest.
  2. Grow – Need help? Take a flyer, attend a workshop, or find a book, we have resources!
  3. Enjoy – Harvest your veggies, trim your herbs, and smell your flowers.
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Page Last Updated: Dec 15, 2022