Palomar Health offers free and low-cost classes, screenings, flu clinics

Palomar Health hosts free and low-cost health-education classes and screenings led by physicians and other health professionals this month.

Classes will be held at various locations, including Pomerado Hospital, 15615 Pomerado Road, Poway; Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion, 15611 Pomerado Road, Poway; Palomar Health Downtown Campus, 555 East Valley Parkway, Escondido; and Palomar Medical Center, 2185 Citracado Parkway, Escondido.

To register for the classes, call 800-628-2880 or visit www.PalomarHealth.org/classes.

Take Shape for Life – Medifast®

•Tuesday, Jan. 14, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion, Conference Room, 4th Floor.

Health professionals will explore the pitfalls of dieting and how to lose weight quickly and safely. This is a medically-supervised program with free coaching.  Free, registration required.

•Take Shape for Life support groups are offered on the third Tuesday of each month.

Blood Pressure Screening

•Friday, Jan. 3, noon to 2 p.m. (1st Friday of each month), Palomar Health Downtown Campus Lobby.

•Tuesday, Jan. 14, noon to 2 p.m. (2nd Tuesday of each month), Pomerado Hospital Lobby.

•Tuesday, Jan. 28, noon to 2 p.m. (4th Tuesday of each month), Palomar Medical Center Lobby.

Free, walk-ins welcome, no registration required.

HeartSaver CPR AED

•Tuesday, Jan. 7, 6 to 9 p.m., Pomerado Hospital, Conference Room C/D, 3rd Floor.

•Tuesday, Jan. 21, 6 to 9 p.m., Pomerado Hospital, Conference Room C/D, 3rd Floor.

This course teaches adult CPR skills and AED use, as well as how to relieve choking in an adult. Infant and child modules are included. Course card is issued after successful completion of the course. Fee $45 per person, registration required.

Advances in Weight Loss & Metabolic Surgery

•Wednesday, Jan. 8, 6 to 8:45 p.m., Pomerado Hospital, Conference Room C/D, 3rd Floor.

•Wednesday, Jan. 15, 6 to  7:30 p.m., Palomar Health Downtown Campus, Graybill Auditorium, 1st Floor.

•Wednesday, Jan. 22, 6 to 8:45 p.m., Pomerado Hospital, Conference Room C/D, 3rd Floor.

Ramin Sorkhi, M.D., F.A.C.S., or Charles D. Callery, M.D., F.A.C.S., medical director of the Palomar Health Bariatric Surgery Center will give an introductory seminar about gastric bypass, adjustable gastric band, and the new sleeve gastrectomy. Free,  registration required

Preparation for

Childbirth: 5-Week Series

•Wednesdays, Jan. 8 to Feb. 5, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Palomar Health Downtown Campus, Birth Center Classroom, 4th Floor.

•Tuesdays, Jan. 14 to Feb. 11, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion, Education Classroom, 1st Floor.

An intimate and informative five-week childbirth preparation series. A tour of the birth center is included. Fee:  $70 per mom or couple, includes childbirth manual. Registration required.

Preparation for

Childbirth: In a Weekend

•Jan. 11 and 12, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Palomar Health Downtown Campus, Birth Center Classroom, 4th Floor.

Jan. 18 and 19, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion, Education Classroom, 1st Floor.

An intimate and informative weekend class to prepare for a safe and satisfying birth experience. A tour of the birth center is included. Early registration is recommended. Fee:  $70 per mom or couple,  includes childbirth manual. Registration required.

Successful Breastfeeding (Prenatal)

•Monday, Jan. 13, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Palomar Health Downtown Campus, Birth Center Classroom, 4th Floor.

Informative class led by a certified lactation consultant. Fee: $25 per mom or couple – registration required

•Breastfeeding Support Groups are offered every Tuesday and Friday.

Fighting Fat Over 40

•Wednesday, Jan. 15, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion, Education Classroom, 1st Floor.

Janice Baker, RD, CDE, will discuss physiological changes and strategies to boost metabolism and drop the pounds. Free, registration required.

Diabetes 101

•Tuesdays, Jan. 21 to Feb. 25, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion, Education Classroom, 1st Floor.

•Thursdays, Jan. 23 to Feb. 27, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Palomar Health Downtown Campus, Café Conference Room, 2nd Floor.

Janice Baker, RD, CDE, will give the following classes on diabetes. Classes are not taught as series.

Week 1 – Introduction

Week 2 – Nutrition

Week 3 – Medications

Week 4 – Monitoring

Week 5 – Exercise

Week 6 – Grocery Tour

Free, registration required.

•Support groups are offered on the first Wednesday, first Thursday and third Thursday each month.

HeartSaver First Aid

•Thursday, Jan. 23, 6 to 9 p.m., Pomerado Hospital, Conference Room C/D, 3rd Floor.

This course teaches critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services arrive. Students learn how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first-aid emergencies. Course card is issued after successful completion of the course. Fee: $45 per person,  registration required.

Flu clinic schedule

Flu Clinics will be held at the following locations in January. Palomar Health nurses will provide the influenza vaccine by injection to persons 9 years of age and older. No registration required. Fee: $20 per person. Medicare is accepted for those who qualify — Medicare and supplemental insurance card required.

•Friday, Jan. 3, noon to 2 p.m., Palomar Health Downtown Campus.

•Saturday, Jan. 4, noon to 2 p.m. Palomar Medical Center.

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