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The Flu: What you need to know.: Learn about this flu season and same day health care options at Billings Clinic with Pat Loge, FNP and manager of SameDay Care and ExpressCare, and Jerica Lee Bell, RN. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 18, 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. 18, at 4 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m.

Today

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

Wednesday

Billings Clinic Breast Cancer: Wednesday, Oct. 18, noon to 1 p.m. Lifestyle? Genetics? Come and learn the latest information about breast cancer. A light lunch is included. No charge, but seating is limited. Please register in advance. To register, call 255-8440 or 1-800-252-1246 or register online at www.billingsclinic.com/classes.

LIFTT Billings — Nutrition Workshop: Wednesday, Oct. 11, 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 brentm@liftt.org; or Melissa Hollenbeck-Wilson, 294-5208 or melissah@liftt.org.

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.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly): Open House at the Billings Public Library Community Room on Wednesday, Oct. 25, between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.  Come by to learn more about the support and education you can find with TOPS.  Or check us out at www.tops.org.

Thursday-Sunday

No events planned.

Monday

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.

Upcoming

Billings Clinic Sports Camp — Pre-Season Ski Conditioning Clinic: Oct. 16-Dec. 6, Billings Clinic 15-session pre-season ski conditioning clinic. For more information, call 406-238-5497. billingsclinic.com/sportscamps.

LIFTT Billings — Nutrition Workshop: Wednesday, 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 brentm@liftt.org; or Melissa Hollenbeck-Wilson, 294-5208 or melissah@liftt.org.

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

Billings Clinic All Things Car Seats: Wednesday, Nov. 21, from 6 to 7 p.m.

Billings Clinic Welcome Baby – Monday Classes: Childbirth preparation classes; five-evening series. Mondays, Nov. 13, 20, 27; Dec. 4, 11 at 6-8:30 p.m.

Ongoing

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 billingsclinic.com/mybillingsclinic.

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: billingsclinic.com/expresscare.

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 billingsclinic.com/skincancer.

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 billingsclinic.com.

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 svh.org/dpp.

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 tcfbillings.org.

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 billingsclinic.com/DAISY.

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