Contact Information

If you are reporting an illness, outbreak, or event of interest,

contact your local health department: 

Local health department contact information


For COVID-19 Vaccination inquiries, please contact the Immunization Section:


Immunization Section Website

For Medicaid concerns, contact one of the following programs:

Medicaid Member Services Medicaid/HMK Plus Member Helpline: 1-800-362-8312 M-F 8am-5pm
Montana Public Assistance Helpline: 1-888-706-1535

If you are unable to reach your local public health department, the DPHHS
Communicable Disease EPIDEMIOLOGY Program is available to assist Monday–Friday 8am-5pm MT.

(406) 444-0273
Communicable Disease EPIDEMIOLOGY email

For emergencies after business hours or on weekends, please call (406) 444-0273 and you will be forwarded to the on-call staff person.

Contact Us – Staff Listing

Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services
Communicable Disease/TB Program
Cogswell Building Room C-216
PO Box 202951
1400 Broadway
Helena, Montana 59620 - 2951

Phone:   (406) 444-0273
Email:  Communicable Disease EPIDEMIOLOGY email

Magdalena Scott, MPH
Section Supervisor

Rachel Hinnenkamp, MPH
Lead Epidemiologist/Enteric/Outbreak Epidemiologist

Helen McCaffrey, MPH
HIV/HCV Epidemiologist

Erika Baldry, MPH
HAI/AR/Vector-borne Epidemiologist

Ryan Weight, MPH
Tuberculosis Program Coordinator

Samantha Saycich, MPH
Surveillance Systems Epidemiologist

M'liss Weisner, MS
Syndromic Surveillance Epidemiologist

Dana Fejes, MPH
COVID-19 Epidemiologist  

Meagan Gillespie, BSHA 
State Contact Tracing Coordinator 

Beth Hopkins, BS
Epidemiology Testing Coordinator

Danny Power, MPH 
Electronic Lab Reporting Epidemiologist

Jessica Lopeman, MPH, BSN, RN-BC, a-IPC
Communicable Disease Nurse Consultant 

Lydia Bloom
Administrative Support