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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 ellitesst.com.

Billings Clinic Mother’s Milk: Tuesday, Jan. 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. All you need to know about breastfeeding.

St. Vincent Healthcare: Lamaze Lessons. Saturday, Jan. 13, at 10 a.m.

Billings Clinic All Things Car Seats: Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 6 to 7 p.m.

St. Vincent Healthcare: Weight Management Seminar. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 6 p.m. 

St. Vincent Healthcare: New Baby Boot camp for Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 6:30 p.m.

St. Vincent Healthcare: Healthy Living Seminar Series: Healthy Weight (Box lunch provided; registration required). Thursday, Jan. 18, at noon.

St. Vincent Healthcare Getting Ready for Baby Classes: classes at 7 p.m., Mondays. Class/Seminar Registration: 406-237-3348 or 888-775-2626 or online at svh.org/calendar:

  • Tour and Car Seats (Class 4): Tuesday, Jan. 2
  • Breastfeeding (Class 5): Monday, Jan. 8
  • Newborn Care (Class 6): Monday, Jan. 15
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Pregancy (Class 1): Monday, Jan. 22
  • Stages of Labor (Class 2): Monday, Jan. 29
  • Pain Management and Strategies (Class 3): Monday, Feb. 5

Ongoing

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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

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Special Sections Asst. Editor

Special Sections Asst. Editor at The Billings Gazette.