Public Health

Name Position Phone Email
Shelly Schnitzmeier Department Head 406-346-2156
Toni Potts Public Health Nurse 406-346-2156
Jennifer King Public Health Nurse 406-346-2156
Gigi Wolfe Public Health Nurse 406-346-2156
Linda Jackson Administrative Secretary 406-346-2156
Shannon Whyte Administrative Secretary 406-346-2156

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.

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

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.

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

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
Darlene Sanders

County Commissioner

Ed Joiner

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Office Hours


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


Thursdays: 9 AM – 4 PM (open through lunch)

Phone Number

406-346-2156 Forsyth
406-748-2800 Colstrip

Scheduling appointments is appreciated!




Forsyth Public Health

281 N 17th
PO Box 388
Forsyth, MT 59327

Additional Locations

Colstrip Public Health

417 Willow Ave
PO Box 750
Colstrip, MT 59323