Pediatric Care in Billings, Bozeman,
and Miles City
Parents, to reduce the number of people in the Downtown Pediatrics Department waiting room, we are not accepting walk-in patients at this time. Please call to schedule a same day appointment at 406-238-5097.
To limit the number of patients in waiting rooms, Billings Clinic is trying to limit walk-in care for non-emergent needs but we do have same day options available. If you believe you have been exposed and are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough and/or shortness of breath), please call (406) 255-8400 for instructions.
As a reminder, our clinics are following advanced safety measures
• Screening upon entrance
• Required face mask use while on campus
• Physical distancing
• Diligent hand hygiene
• Thorough cleaning of rooms and common areas
For other same day care needs:
Billings Clinic pediatricians are committed to improving the health of the children in our region through compassionate, patient-focused care, education, and research. Quality care is provided through a team approach.
Our pediatricians specialize in diseases and conditions of infants, children and adolescents (ages 0-18).
- assessment and treatment of sick children
- disease prevention
- nutrition information
- routine physical evaluation/exam
- sports physicals
Care for Tweens and Teens, through age 18
- abnormal periods
- growth rate
- mental health
- weight management
- Open discussions with your tween or teen about:
- body changes
- weight management
- drug and alcohol use
- making healthy choices
- HPV Series
- Hepatitis A
- chicken pox
Our board certified or board eligible physicians specialize in pediatrics, neonatology, pediatric pulmonology, pediatric neurology, pediatric endocrinology, pediatric urology, pediatric ophthalmology, pediatric hematology and oncology and pediatric cardiology.
Physicians and staff have special expertise in:
Back to School Mask Information
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues in our community and across the nation, the family physicians, pediatricians, and pediatric specialists at Billings Clinic continue to be here to care for your family. We are following current recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as well as the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and we will continue to use guidance from these organizations to care for your children during the pandemic.
When it comes to wearing masks, data clearly shows that masking can slow the spread of Coronavirus which is why it is such an important part of the safety measures schools should be putting in place this fall. The CDC, AAP and AAFP recommend that anyone 2 years of age and older wear a mask. As pediatric healthcare experts, we strongly believe in this current recommendation and, therefore, will not be writing exemption letters when it comes to children wearing a mask.
We know this can be hard for younger children in particular. Below are some suggestions on encouraging mask use and helping children to become accustomed to wearing one:
- Let your child help select the mask and try different ones, including different styles (pleated, duck bill, earloop, bandanna).
- Consider putting a drop of peppermint oil in the mask to make it smell better.
- Practice wearing a mask at home; start with short periods of time, even a few minutes at first, and gradually increase.
- Offer your child stickers or small rewards for keeping their mask on.
- If your child has known significant sensory issues, work with their OT now to prepare for wearing a mask at school.
- Be a good role model. Tell your child why the mask is important, and wear one yourself. If your child sees you wearing a mask comfortably without complaining, they are more likely to accept it.
- Be patient and keep working on it. Masks will likely be recommended for a long time, so putting effort in now to get used to them will make things easier in the coming months.
- Read the full Back to School Mask information here
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact your child's primary care provider. Call us at 406-238-2500 or 1-800-332-7156.
Caring for Kids Blog
Billings Clinic pediatricians have launched a blog called Caring for Kids, written by parents who are also pediatricians. They tackle challenges you also may have with your children. We’d like to offer advice, insight and assistance - from a source you can trust. Look for topics such as fever, bedwetting, tantrums and what to do if you lose your child in Costco.
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