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Genetic Counselor Awareness: Join Annie and Susan Langren and learn how genetic counseling is increasingly important to the comprehensive approach to health and wellness and who is appropriate to seek out genetic counseling services. Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m., and Wednesday, Dec. 6, 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, Dec. 6, at 4 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 8, at 6 p.m.


Billings Clinic — Joint Pain: Join Orthopedic Surgeon Dr.Whitney Robinson, and learn about the progression of knee and hip arthritis, and when a total joint replacement is a favorable option. Tuesday, Dec. 5, from noon to 1 p.m. A light lunch is included. No charge, but seating is limited. Please register in advance.


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Billings Clinic — Emotional Eating: Breaking the Cycle: Four-class series focused on increasing awareness and understanding of emotional eating. Register in advance. Program fee: $40. Thursdays, Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. 1045 N. 30th St.


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St. Vincent Healthcare — Getting Ready For Baby classes: Stages of Labor (Class 2): Monday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m.


Billings Clinic — Mother’s Milk: Tuesday, Dec. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. All you need to know about breastfeeding.

Billings Clinic — Emotional Eating: Breaking the Cycle: Four-class series focused on increasing awareness and understanding of emotional eating. Register in advance. Program fee: $40. Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. 1045 N. 30th St.

Billings Clinic — Pediatric Seasonal Flu Shot Clinics: Saturday, Dec. 16, from 9 a.m. to noon. 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.

Billings Clinic Family Birth Center Tour: Monday, Dec. 18, at 6 p.m. Meet at the Family Birth Center Atrium.

Billings Clinic — Run Strong Clinic: Jan. 8-Feb. 14. For runners of every level. Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. 12 sessions for $150. Granite Sport, 3838 Avenue B. Register online at


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.

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.

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.

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.

Health Insurance Marketplace enrollment: Through Dec. 15. Call Billings Clinic's certified counselors for assistance or to schedule an appointment: (406) 238-2601 or 1-800-332-7156, extension 2601. More information at or

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

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

Billings Clinic — Same-day Dermatology Appointments: For times when a specific concern of the skin, hair or nails needs prompt attention.  Same-day appointments are available. Wednesday afternoons. Call 238-2501 or 1-800-332-7156 Wednesday mornings to schedule an afternoon appointment with a board-certified dermatologist.

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.

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.

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:

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.

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 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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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


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