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Billings Clinic Health Magazine: Learn about the Pack the Place in Pink events for October from Susie Paddock, event volunteer, and Daron Olson, Rimrock Mall Sales Manager. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 2 p.m.

Alternative to Blood Thinners: Learn about a one-time procedure called Watchman that is being offered to help people get off of blood thinners and reduce their risk of stroke and bleeding. Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 4 p.m., and Friday, Oct. 13, at 6 p.m.


Billings Clinic Mother’s Milk — What You Need to Know About Breastfeeding: Tuesday, Oct. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. Partners are encouraged to attend.

Billings Clinic Family Birth Center Tour: Tuesday, Oct. 10 and 24, 6 p.m. Meet at the Family Birth Center Atrium.


LIFTT Billings — Nutrition Workshop: Wednesday, Oct. 11 and Oct. 18, from 2 to 3 p.m., in the community room of the Billings LIFTT office (1201 Grand Avenue, No. 1). For more information, contact: Brent Morris, 294-5189 or; or Melissa Hollenbeck-Wilson, 294-5208 or


Breast Cancer Kick-a-thon fundraiser: 9Round Kickbox Fitness, Thursday, Oct. 12, from 5:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3:30 to 8 p.m., at 2338 Grand Ave. This event is open to everyone — member or nonmember. So grab a friend and help kick for a cure! For interviews and more information, contact Corey Willis, owner 9Round Kickbox Fitness, at 406-690-5681 or Nancy Metzger at 406-690-0941.

MS workshops meeting: Round table discussion on multiple sclerosis workshops attended: Were they informative? How have they helped you live better with MS? Lora Waid, 406-670-4276 or

LIFTT Billings — “Living Life Well with a Chronic Condition”: Thursday, Oct. 12, from 9:30 a.m. to noon, in the Community Room of the Billings LIFTT Office, 1201 Grand Avenue. Runs Thursdays through Nov. 9. For more information, contact: Brent Morris, 294-5189 or; or Melissa Hollenbeck-Wilson, 294-5208 or


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Billings Clinic Seasonal Flu Shot Clinics: Adult: Saturday, Oct. 7, 9 a.m. to noon, Billings Clinic Downtown Allergy Department (801 N. 29th St.) Enter through the Commons; Children: Saturdays, Oct. 7 and 21, Nov. 11 and Dec. 16, from 9 a.m. to noon. $52 — flu shot for children 6 months and older Billings Clinic Pediatric Center West and Downtown. Healthy children 6 months through 8 years of age getting flu vaccine for the first time should get two shots, one month apart. For more information, visit or call Billings Clinic HealthLine at 255-8400.

Pack the Mall in Pink: Saturday, Oct. 14, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Fashion Show, Silent Auction and Free Swag Bags $5 tickets can be purchased on All proceeds go to breast cancer patients in Montana. Rimrock Mall.


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Billings Clinic Welcome Baby: Monday Classes Childbirth preparation classes. Five-evening series Mondays, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.


Pack the Place in Pink! Tuesday, Oct. 17, 5 p.m. Remember to wear pink! Billings Skyview vs Billings West.


NEW! Billings Clinic — "Take charge of your health!" MyBillingsClinic gives you convenient access to your online medical record. You can now register online. View upcoming appointments. Send a secure message to your doctor’s office. View lab results, allergy list, medication list, immunizations, surgeries and procedures. Visit

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly): Mondays from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Heights Baptist Church, 810 Garnet Ave. Call Sharon at 259-7566.

SameDay Care — Billings Clinic West and Billings Clinic Heights: Mondays-Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Billings Clinic West). Just walk in!

Billings Clinic West: 2675 Central Ave. (next to Target); Billings Clinic Heights: 760 Wicks Lane (across from Walmart) 238-2575; Pediatric Center Downtown and West: Call for same-day appointments: Monday-Saturday, 238-2500; Downtown (2800 10th Ave. N., Family Birth Center) Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Just walk in; West (2675 Central Ave., next to Target) Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 238-2900.

Quick and Easy Access to Health Care: Billings Clinic appointments every 15 minutes at Albertsons (Rehberg, Central and Heights locations.) Open seven days a week. DOT exams available at all locations. Schedule your appointment online:

Colonoscopies: A colonoscopy could save your life. For more information, call Billings Clinic at 238-2500.

Diabetes Empowerment Education Program classes: Those interested in attending the free classes may register with the Billings Community Center by calling 657-3050. Class size is limited, so register early. For more information, call Jackie Rumph, MSU Extension Yellowstone County Agent, at 256-2828.

Diabetes self-management classes: Billings Clinic diabetes educators offer a comprehensive class schedule throughout the year. Ask your doctor about referral to classes, or request a class schedule by calling the appointment line at 238-2501. For more information, call the Billings Clinic Healthline at 255-8400.

Melanoma screening: A dark, pigmented, malignant tumor most commonly in the skin can be deadly. Call 238-2501 or 800-332-7156 to schedule a skin exam at Billings Clinic. Learn more about skin protection at

Family Tree Center’s Nurturing Parenting Class: Fifteen sessions. Wednesdays. $100 per individual, $150 per couple. Call 252-9799 for more information.

Parkinson’s Support Group: First Wednesday of each month from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Alice Fortin conference room at Billings Clinic. For more information, call 259-7656.

Mammograms on Saturdays: Billings Clinic West. Appointments are available from 9:30 a.m. to noon. For more information or to schedule, call 238-2501.

Free pregnancy tests: Monday-Friday, from 7:30 to 8 a.m., Billings Clinic. No appointment necessary.

Billings Clinic — Welcome Baby labor and birth class: Mary Alice Fortin Health Conference Center. $25. To register, call 255-8440 or 1-800-252-1246, or go to

Women’s wellness: Free screenings for uninsured or underinsured women. Mammograms, gynecologic exam (Pap smear and breast exam), blood screening, 12-hour fast before appointment (water only). Call 238-2501 today for more information or to see if you qualify.

WIC nutrition program for women, infants and children: RiverStone Health, 123 S. 27th St. Office hours are: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday. Call 247-3370 for an appointment or more information.

Immunization clinic: RiverStone Health, 123 S. 27th St., offers walk-in immunization clinic. Hours: 1-4:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays; 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Diabetes and heart disease prevention classes: St. Vincent Healthcare and YMCA offer diabetes and heart disease prevention classes. Day and evening classes available. Call 237-8599 to reserve your spot and start the enrollment process. For more information, go to

Compassionate Friends: Second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at Billings Clinic, conference room E. Support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child of any age, from any cause. Call 256-1569 or visit

Breast cancer support group: Second Monday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at St. Vincent Healthcare’s Mansfield Health Education Center, 2900 12th Ave. N. Support for those affected by breast cancer. Call 237-3115.

Alzheimer’s support group: Second and fourth Mondays of each month at 11 a.m. at Big Horn Resort, 1801 Majestic Lane. Call 281-8455.

Discovery Circle stroke support group: Second Thursday of each month from 3 to 4 p.m. at St. Vincent Healthcare’s Mansfield Health Education Center, 2900 12th Ave. N., southwest entrance, garden level. Led by a stroke survivor. Free. Call 237-3950.

Pulmonary support group: Second Saturday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. in the second-floor conference room at Billings Public Library. For more information, call Helen at 652-3488 or Marilyn at 794-9268.

Billings Clinic Complete CPAP and BIPAP systems and supplies: Billings Clinic's registered respiratory therapists will help you find the correct fit and provide instruction on proper use and maintenance. Home Oxygen & Medical Equipment, 657-4999 or 1-800-332-7156.

DAISY Award for extraordinary nurses at Billings Clinic: Anyone can nominate an extraordinary RN or LPN to honor them for the compassion and care they provide to patients every day. Nomination forms are available online at