Benefis Health System Foundation’s Healthcare scholarships: Scholarship applications are available for college students earning degrees in healthcare through the Benefis Health System Foundation’s Healthcare Scholarship Program. Application deadline for fall 2019 and spring 2020 is June 1, 2019. The award maximum is $2,500 per semester or $5,000 per year and is based on available funds. For more information or to apply, go to benefis.org/foundation-scholarships, call 406-455-5840, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring Geriatric Health Care Series: The free discussion takes place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Boulder conference room at the RiverStone Health Lil Anderson Center. The April 16 topic is “Suicide in Older Adults,” with David Gruenewald, MD, associate professor, medicine/gerontology and geriatric medicine; Nicole Torrence, Ph.D., clinical geriatric psychologist at VA Puget Sound Health Care; and Elizabeth Vig, MD, MPH, associate professor, medicine/gerontology and geriatric. The series continues weekly through June 4. RSVP (required) by 2 p.m. the day of the event, to Linda Roers: email@example.com, or 651-6484.
Billings Clinic Lunch and Learn — “MS Today”: Dr. Michael Bradshaw, neurologist at Billings Clinic, discusses the latest in multiple sclerosis treatment options, symptom management, and how to enhance overall health, broadcast via Eastern Montana Telemedicine Network, from noon to 1 p.m. A light lunch is provided. There is no cost to attend, but seating is limited. Register in advance by calling 255-8440 or 1-800-252-1246, or online at billingsclinic.com.
Healthy Living Support Group: A free discussion about “Good Nutrition & Health Food Choices” with guest speaker Jennifer Brown takes place at the Billings Community & Senior Center, 360 N. 23rd St., at 3:30 p.m.
Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Education for Yellowstone County Series: The April 18 topic, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Worden VFW Hall, is “10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s.” The free program explores typical age-related changes, common warning signs of Alzheimer’s, how to approach someone about memory concerns, early detection, the benefits of a diagnosis, the diagnostic process, and resources available from the Alzheimer’s Association. The program has a focus on veterans, but everyone is welcome. This program will also take place at Veterans Memorial Park in Custer on May 15. RSVP by calling 800-272-3900.
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Spring Geriatric Health Care Series: The free discussion takes place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Foundation board room at the RiverStone Health Lil Anderson Center. The April 23 topic is “Understanding Vision Loss in Geriatric Populations” with Thellea Leveque, MD, clinical associate professor, medicine/ophthalmology. The series continues weekly through June 4. RSVP (required) by 2 p.m. the day of the event, to Linda Roers: firstname.lastname@example.org, or 651-6484.
Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Education for Yellowstone County Series: “Living with Alzheimer’s: For Care Partners-Early Stages” is the topic of the free program taking place at Shiloh Methodist Church, from noon to 1:30 p.m. on April 24. The program explores what the diagnosis means, what plans need to be made, and resources available from the Alzheimer’s Association. RSVP by calling 800-272-3900.
Special Needs Day and Resource Fair: Taking place at Big Horn Resort and Reef Water Park from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, the event offers an opportunity for families of children with special needs to build community with each other, learn about important resources to meet their unique needs, and promote positive attitudes around caring for children with special needs. Activities include health screenings, exhibits, free family portraits, free or discounted tickets to the Reef Indoor Water Park (limited number available), free snacks and tote bags. Admission is free. Registration is not required. For more information, contact Michelle Kautz, RN, by emailing email@example.com, or calling 238-5097.
Billings Clinic SameDay Care: West: 2675 Central Ave., 238-2900. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Walk-in, no appointment is necessary. Heights: 760 Wicks Lane, 238-2475. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. Walk-in, no appointment is necessary. Downtown: 2800 10th Ave. N. 7 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. By appointment only. To schedule, call 238-2677. Prior Billings Clinic patients may also schedule an appointment through myBillingsClinic.com. Billings Clinic ExpressCare: Located in Albertsons at Rehberg Lane, Central Avenue and Heights locations. Open 7 days a week. Quick & easy care. Appointments every 15 minutes. DOT exams available at all locations.
Free testing for HIV and hepatitis C: RiverStone Health offers free, fast and confidential testing at two locations: a mobile testing trailer in the parking lot of Billings Public Library, from 1 to 4 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month (excluding December) and in Room 116 of the Lincoln Center, 415 N. 30th St., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month.
Billings Clinic Lab Direct: Designed to enhance your relationship with your health care provider, Billings Clinic Lab Direct lets you order lab tests without a physician order. No appointment is necessary. Walk-in and order tests at ExpressCare, located at 511 Central Ave., from 8 to 10 a.m. on Tuesdays. Results are sent directly to you. Payment by check or credit card is required at the time of service. Insurance will not be billed.
St. Vincent Healthcare — “Getting Ready For Baby” classes: Ongoing classes in the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, stages of labor, pain management and strategies, postpartum care, newborn care and breastfeeding take place at the Mansfield Health Education Center, 2900 12th Ave. N. Register by calling 237-3348 or 888-775-2626 or online at svh.org/calendar.
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 on Wednesday afternoons. Call 238-2501 or 1-800-332-7156 Wednesday mornings to schedule an afternoon appointment with a board-certified dermatologist.
Billings Clinic GoSafe 2: For more information about mobile medical alert services through Billings Clinic Lifeline, call 657-4433.
Billings Clinic Mannual: Men can schedule annual/routine exams online at billingsclinic.com/mannual.
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: billingsclinic.com/expresscare.
Billings Clinic mammograms: Yearly mammograms are recommended for all women who are age 40 or older. Annual screenings save lives by catching breast cancer at an early, treatable stage. Please tell your friends, moms, sisters, and neighbors. Schedule a mammogram by calling 238-2501 or 800-332-7156
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 svh.org/dpp.
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 found 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.
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 billingsclinic.com/DAISY.
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.
Billings Clinic "All Things Car Seats": Class takes place regularly at the Family Birth Center. For a schedule of classes, or to register, call 255-8440 or 1-800-252-1246, or go to billingsclinic.com/classes.
Billings Clinic Family Birth Center tours: Tours are offered regularly, starting at 6 p.m. in the Family Birth Center atrium. For a schedule of tour times, or to register, call 255-8440 or 1-800-252-1246, or go to billingsclinic.com/classes.
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 billingsclinic.com.
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.
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.
Heart failure and recovery support group: First Monday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. at Billings Clinic fourth floor Cardiology, Cardiac Rehab conference room. Light lunch provided. For more information, or to add your name to the group mailing list, call 238-2880.
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 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.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly): Mondays from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Heights Baptist Church, 810 Garnet Ave. Call Sharon at 259-7566.
Dementia Training for Health Care Professionals: Linda Roers, a geriatric educator with the Montana Family Medicine Residency at RiverStone Health, teaches free dementia workshops for health care professionals. The workshop is based on the Positive Approach to Care philosophy pioneered by Teepa Snow, a nationally recognized dementia educator. Roers earned her Positive Approach to Care trainer certification in January. If you have a group of healthcare workers who are interested in the free training, contact Roers by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 406-651-6484.