Health Education and Support

DUE TO COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS:

All in-person hospital classes and support groups have been cancelled until further notice. Please visit our Eventbrite page for current virtual offerings.


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

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 the hospital’s 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

Click on the categories below for a detailed description of available classes:

Maternity and Parenting

Maternity Tour

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 click on: Healthy Beginnings Maternity Services.

BUILDING: San Antonio Regional Hospital
ROOM: Aita Auditorium
NUMBER OF CLASSES: 1
TIME: Please call for the next scheduled tour date and time.
CONTACT PHONE: 909.980.BABY

Notes:
We encourage our patients to contact us early in their pregnancy to take advantage of the full series of classes. Call 909.980.BABY (2229).


Prepared Childbirth (LaMaze) Class

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

BUILDING: 1175 Building, Healthy Beginnings Classroom
ROOM: Newborn Feeding Center Community Education Room
NUMBER OF CLASSES: 5-week class series
TIME: Please call for the next scheduled series.


Breastfeeding Class

This class is offered by a certified lactation educator to provide encouragement and instruction in the methods of breastfeeding. You attend the class before your baby is born.

In addition, our breastfeeding experts are available to assist you while you are hospitalized. We also offer a walk-in breastfeeding clinic to provide assistance and support to breastfeeding mothers.

BUILDING: 1175 Building, Healthy Beginnings 
ROOM: Healthy Beginnings Classroom
NUMBER OF CLASSES: 1
TIME: Please call for the next scheduled date and time.
CONTACT PHONE: 909.980.BABY (2229)


Infant Care Class

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.

BUILDING: 1175 Building, Healthy Beginnings
ROOM: Healthy Beginnings Classroom
NUMBER OF CLASSES: 1
TIME: Please call for the next scheduled date and time.
CONTACT PHONE: (909) 980-BABY (980-2229)

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Mom's Group at Healthy Beginnings

For moms and their babies ages newborn to six months, this five-week course is designed to support new moms on their journey into parenting. Topics include maternal development (mom’s first year), baby’s milestones, cues and cries, baby’s personality, traits of a healthy family, and child safety.

TIME: Please call for the next scheduled date and time.
CONTACT PHONE: (909) 944-WELL (909-9355)

Notes: Locations and dates vary. Please call our reservation line 909.944.WELL at for more information.

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Positive Parenting at Healthy Beginnings

For families with children ages newborn to six years of age, this class is designed to help parents raise well-mannered, confident, and respectful children by creating good habits. Discipline strategies for common behavior issues will also be given.

TIME: Please call for the next scheduled date and time.
CONTACT PHONE: (909) 944-WELL (909-9355)

Notes: Locations and dates vary. Please call our reservation line 909.944.WELL at for more information.

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Cardiac

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.


Heartsaver CPR

Designed for new and renewing CPR students, this class reviews CPR procedures as well as other basic first aid situations, pediatric emergencies, and the 911 system.

BUILDING: 1175 E. Arrow Hwy., Healthy Beginnings 
ROOM: Healthy Beginnings Classroom
NUMBER OF CLASSES: 1
DATE: Second Tuesday of each month
TIME: 6 to 10 pm
CONTACT PHONE: 909.944.WELL (9355)



Family Education

Pre-diabetes and Diabetes Self Management Class

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.

BUILDING: 1175 Building, Healthy Beginnings Classroom
NUMBER OF CLASSES: 1
DATE: 4th Wednesday of the month
TIME: 1 to 3 pm
CONTACT PHONE: 909.944.WELL (9355)


Family and Friends CPR Class, Infants/Child

Participants will learn how to perform CPR and manage a choking infant or child.

BUILDING: 1175 Building, Healthy Beginnings Classroom
ROOM: Newborn Feeding Center Community Education Room
NUMBER OF CLASSES: 1
DATE: Please call for next scheduled date
TIME: 6 to 9 pm
CONTACT PHONE: (909) 980-BABY (2229)
AGES: This class is designed for parents, grandparents, and babysitters.


Safe Sitter

Designed for 11 to 15 year old youth. Safe Sitter is a medically accurate babysitting preparation program that teaches students rescue skills, basic first aid, nurturing, safe child care, and personal safety.

BUILDING: 1175 Building, Healthy Beginnings Classroom
NUMBER OF CLASSES: 2
DATE: Please call for the next scheduled date and time. 
TIME: 8 am to 2:30 pm
CONTACT PHONE: 909.920.6230


Sibling Class

For siblings ages 3 - 10 who are expecting a new baby brother or sister.

BUILDING: 1175 Building, Healthy Beginnings
ROOM: Healthy Beginnings Classroom
NUMBER OF CLASSES: 1
TIME: 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
DATE: Second Saturday of each month
CONTACT PHONE: 909.920.6230
AGES: 3 - 10



Diabetes Support Group

Education on diabetes for patients and their families. Topics vary monthly.

DATE: 1st Tuesday of the month
TIME: 6 to7 pm
CONTACT PHONE: 909.944.WELL (9355)

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General

Heartsaver CPR and First Aid Combo Class

Designed for new and renewing CPR students, the class will review both CPR and general first aid procedures. Pediatric emergencies, medical and injury emergencies, and the 911 system will also be covered.

BUILDING: 1100 San Bernardino Rd
ROOM: Community classroom, 2nd floor
FEE: $110
NUMBER OF CLASSES: 1
DATE: Please call for next scheduled date
TIME: 8 am - 4:30 pm
CONTACT PHONE: 909.944.WELL (9355) AGES: Adults



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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