Public Health

Name Position Phone Email
Shelly Schnitzmeier Department Head 406-346-2156
Gigi Wolfe RN - Forsyth 406-346-2156
Jennifer King LPN - Forsyth 406-346-2156
Pennie Klein RN - Colstrip 406-748-2800
Kelly Potts Administrative Secretary 406-346-2156
Debbie Siemers Administrative Secretary 406-748-2800

Public Health is the science of protecting and improving the health of families and communities through promotion of healthy lifestyles, research for disease and injury prevention and detection and control of infectious diseases. Overall, the Public Health Department is concerned with protecting the health of the entire population in Rosebud County.

  • labelPublic Health Services

    The list below is a partial list of programs and services not a complete list: 

    Accident Prevention Education

    Blood Pressure Checks

    Child Abuse Prevention

    Christmas Joy & Shop with a Cop

    Community Outreach Programs

    Communicable Disease Surveillance

    Day Care/School Immunization Reviews

    Emergency Preparedness

    Family Planning/Contraceptive Services

    Family Support and Health Education

    FICMMR-Fetal Infant Child and Maternal Mortality Rate Investigations

    Health Education and Counseling

    Immunizations (Infant, Adolescent, Adult)

    Monitor, Diagnose and Investigate Health Problems & Hazards in Rosebud County

    Nurse Consultations on Medical Issues

    Rabies Investigations

    Safety Carnival

    School Screenings/Health Presentations

    Seasonal Flu Clinics

    Senior Citizen Home Visiting / Foot Clinics

    STD/HIV Testing and Referrals

    Stitch Removal, Earwax Removal, Wound Care & Miscellaneous Medical Injections

    Suicide Prevention

    TB Testing

    Urinary Analysis Testing

  • labelEnvironmental Health Services

    Michael Rinaldi, RS 406-366-1424

    • Clean Air/Water
    • Food Service Inspections
    • Sanitation Inspections
    • Water sample bottles available at the Public Health office in Forsyth.
  • labelImmunizations

    Recommended Immunization Schedules from the Center of Disease Control:

    Immunizations to be aware of:

    College Students
    Students Entering 7th Grade in the Fall
    Kindergarten Entry
  • labelBoard of Health

    The Board of Health meets quarterly on the fourth Tuesday of the month, unless more frequent meetings are required. Meetings take place at the Rosebud Health Care Center Conference Room from 12 noon until 1pm. The public is welcome to attend.


    Nancy Nile


    Toni Potts
    Calene Smith
    Joan Duffield
    Gail Fulton
    Carol Ashley

    County Commissioner

    Ed Joiner


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Office Hours

Monday – Thursday: 8 AM – 12 PM & 1 PM – 5 PM

Phone Number

406-346-2156 Forsyth
406-748-2800 Colstrip
406-390-5606 Cell





281 N 17th
PO Box 388
Forsyth, MT 59327

Additional Locations

Colstrip Public Health

417 Willow Ave
PO Box 750
Colstrip, MT 59323