Health Education and Support

DUE TO COVID-19:  All in-person classes and support groups have been cancelled until further notice.


Our community health education programs are designed to help our patients and community adopt a healthier lifestyle and achieve better overall health.

 

Colorectal Cancer: Know the Signs, Symptoms & Screening

 

 

Cardiac Care Education

 

EHAC - Early Heart Attack Care

 

 

How To Take Your Blood Pressure

 

 

Hands Only CPR

 

 

Preventing Hypertension

 

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Community Education Lectures 

San Antonio Regional Hospital hosts community health education lectures, which are open to the public for the purpose of engaging the community and increasing knowledge related to important health topics.  Lectures are led by hospital physicians, clinical staff, or community organizations.  Topics include heart health, women’s health issues, cancer prevention and education, and much more.  As part of safety protocols, all community lectures are currently offered through a virtual format.  For a video library of past physician lectures, click here.


 

Community Education and Support Classes


Maternity and Parenting

Maternity Tour (virtual)

Couples considering delivering at San Antonio Regional Hospital are encouraged to attend a tour of the Maternity Unit.  To learn more about Maternity Services, please go to our Healthy Beginnings Maternity Services.

Pre-registration is required.  To register, click here to go to our Eventbrite page ..

Notes:  We encourage our patients to sign up early in their pregnancy to take advantage of the full series of classes.

 

Prepared Childbirth (LaMaze) Class (virtual)

Learn basic breathing and relaxation techniques and what to expect when you are in labor. Refresher classes are also available.

Pre-registration is required.  To register, click here to go to our Eventbrite page..

 

Breastfeeding Class (virtual)

This class is offered by a certified lactation educator to provide encouragement and instruction in the methods of breastfeeding. Attend this class before your baby is born. In addition, our breastfeeding experts are available to assist you while you are hospitalized. We also offer a appointments to our breastfeeding clinic to provide in-person assistance and support to breastfeeding mothers after the birth of their baby.

Pre-registration is required.  To register, click here to go to our Eventbrite page..

 

Infant Care Class  (virtual)

This class is designed to educate parents on the characteristics of the new baby. Physical care such as bathing, diapering, umbilical cord, and circumcision care are covered.

Pre-registration is required.  To register, click here to go to our Eventbrite page..

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Cardiac Health

Healthy Heart Class

This class series covers cardiac risk factors, congestive heart failure, education, and how to stay healthy through blood pressure management, stress management, and exercise.

BUILDING: 1100 Building, Community classroom
ROOM: Community classroom, 2nd floor
NUMBER OF CLASSES: 6*
DATE: Third Wednesday of each month
TIME: 4:30 - 5:30 pm
CONTACT PHONE: 909.920.6225

Notes:
*You may opt to take only those classes which interest you or the entire series.




Family Education

Pre-diabetes and Diabetes Self Management Class (virtual)

Diabetes management can be challenging, but can be made easier with the right tools. This class will cover lifestyle skills for diabetes, nutrition, meal planning, and glucose meter usage.  This is a one-on-one virtual class by appointment only. Please call 909.985.2811, extension 24429 to schedule an appointment.  Fee applies.




Womens

Cancer Support Group

This group is for men and women coping with any type of cancer. The group provides a safe and supportive environment in which participants can share their personal experiences as well as thoughts on coping with their disease.

BUILDING: 1100 San Bernardino Rd
ROOM: Community classroom, 2nd floor
FEE: Free
NUMBER OF CLASSES: 1
DATE: 3rd Wednesday of each month
TIME: 3 to 4 pm
CONTACT PHONE: 909.579.6700

Notes:
All groups are held at the Community Classroom, 1100 San Bernardino Rd, 2nd floor, Upland.


Breast Cancer Support Group

This support group provides a safe, supportive environment in which participants can share their personal experiences and exchange thoughts and feelings with others.

BUILDING: 1100 San Bernardino Rd
ROOM:  Community classroom, 2nd floor
FEES: Free
NUMBER OF CLASSES: 2
DATE: 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month
TIME: 11 am to 12 pm
AGES: Adults
CONTACT PHONE: 909.579.6700

Notes:
All groups are held at the Community Classroom, 1100 San Bernardino Rd, 2nd floor, Upland.


Cancer Caregivers

This support group provides an opportunity for caregivers to share resources, experiences, and helpful tips.

BUILDING: 1100 San Bernardino Rd
ROOM: Community classroom, 2nd floor
TIME: 3 to 4 pm
DATE: 1st Wednesday of each month
CONTACT PHONE: 909.579.6700

Notes:
All groups are held at the Community Classroom, 1100 San Bernardino Rd, 2nd floor, Upland.


Pilates for Cancer Health

Helps cancer patients improve their general well-being.

BUILDING: 1100 San Bernardino Rd
ROOM: Community classroom, 2nd floor
TIME: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
DATE: Every Monday
CONTACT PHONE: 909.579.6700

Notes:
All groups are held at the Community Classroom, 1100 San Bernardino Rd, 2nd floor, Upland.


Look Good Feel Better

The American Cancer Society, in partnership with the Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association, will focus on personal appearance for women undergoing cancer treatment. A free make-up kit is provided. This class will focus on all the ways you can look good and feel your best during your cancer journey – wigs, hats, scarves, make-up, clothing, skin and nail changes, nutrition, exercise, coping tips, etc.

BUILDING: 1100 San Bernardino Rd
ROOM: Community classroom, 2nd floor
TIME: 10 AM - 12 PM
DATE: 2nd Monday of each month
CONTACT PHONE: 909.579.6700
AGES:

Notes:
All groups are held at the Community Classroom, 1100 San Bernardino Rd, 2nd floor, Upland.



Cancer

Cancer Support Group

For men and women experiencing any type of cancer. Group provides a safe and supportive environment in which participants can share their personal experiences as well as thoughts on coping with their disease.

BUILDING: 1100 San Bernardino Rd
ROOM: Community classroom, 2nd floor
DATE: 3rd Wednesday of each month
TIME: 3 to 4 pm
CONTACT PHONE: 909.579.6700

Notes:
All groups are held at the Community Classroom, 1100 San Bernardino Rd, 2nd floor, Upland.


Breast Cancer Support Group

Support group provides a safe, supportive environment in which participants can share their personal experiences and exchange thoughts and feelings with others.

BUILDING: 1100 San Bernardino Rd
ROOM: Community classroom, 2nd floor
DATE: 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month
TIME: 11 am to 12 pm
CONTACT PHONE: 909.579.6700

Notes:
All groups are held at the Community Classroom, 1100 San Bernardino Rd, 2nd floor, Upland.


Nutritional Support for Cancer Patients

This group will help you learn about the importance of a healthy diet, nutritional support after treatment, taste changes, appetite stimulation, and control of digestive changes during chemotherapy.

BUILDING: 1100 San Bernardino Rd
ROOM: Community classroom, 2nd floor
DATE: 3rd Friday of each month
TIME: 9:30 to 10:30 am
CONTACT PHONE: 909.579.6700

Notes:
All groups are held at the Community Classroom, 1100 San Bernardino Rd, 2nd floor, Upland.


Cancer Caregiver

Provides support to those who are caregiving; sharing resources, experiences, and helpful tips.

BUILDING: 1100 San Bernardino Rd
ROOM: Community classroom, 2nd floor
DATE: 1st Wednesday of each month
TIME: 3 to 4 pm
CONTACT PHONE: 909.579.6700

Notes:
All groups are held at the Community Classroom, 1100 San Bernardino Rd, 2nd floor, Upland.


Orientation Class for the Newly Diagnosed

For men and women with a new diagnosis of cancer. This class provides information on SACH resources for care, treatment, and support for you and your family. Meet our oncology nurse navigators and learn about resources in your local community that can help you manager your care.

BUILDING: 1100 San Bernardino Rd
ROOM: Community classroom, 2nd floor
DATE: Please call for next scheduled date
TIME: 12 to 1:30 pm
FEE: Free
AGE: Adult
NUMBER OF CLASSES: 1
CONTACT PHONE: 909.579.6700

Notes:
All groups are held at the Community Classroom, 1100 San Bernardino Rd, 2nd floor, Upland.


Pilates for Cancer Health

Helps cancer patients improve their general well-being.

BUILDING: 1100 San Bernardino Rd
ROOM: Community classroom, 2nd floor
DATE: Every Monday
TIME: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
CONTACT PHONE: 909.579.6700

Notes:
All groups are held at the Community Classroom, 1100 San Bernardino Rd, 2nd floor, Upland.


Look Good Feel Better

The American Cancer Society, in partnership with the Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association, will focus on personal appearance for women undergoing cancer treatment. A free make-up kit is provided. This class will focus on all the ways you can look good and feel your best during your cancer journey – wigs, hats, scarves, make-up, clothing, skin and nail changes, nutrition, exercise, coping tips, etc.

BUILDING: 1100 San Bernardino Rd
ROOM: Community classroom, 2nd floor
DATE: 2nd Monday of each month
TIME: 10 am - 12 pm
CONTACT PHONE: 909.579.6700

Notes:
All groups are held at the Community Classroom, 1100 San Bernardino Rd, 2nd floor, Upland.



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