Classes and Programs

Community Education /
Screening Programs

The hospitals of Community Healthcare System offer many free and low-cost educational programs, screenings and support to help people live healthier, manage a chronic disease or recover from a serious illness.

Search here for class offerings throughout our healthcare system, which includes Community Hospital in Munster, St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart. If you would like in-person assistance to find a particular class or resource, call 219-836-3477or toll free 1-866-836-3477. This service, which includes assistance in Spanish, is available Monday-Friday, 8:30 am – 5 pm, and accepts registration for many of our classes.

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8/6/2014 - Childbirth Preparation Refresher Classes

A three-day course for those who have previously attended childbirth classes. Women considering a vaginal birth after Cesarean will also benefit. Sign up by fourth month of pregnancy. Preparation for labor, delivery, recovery and post partum is the focus of this course. Relaxation skills including breathing techniques are reviewed. Clients’ needs for both medicated or non- medicated birth options are addressed. Classes are led by a Registered Nurse who is a Lamaze International Certified Childbirth Educator. Classes fill up quickly. Due to limited space and no means of supervision, no additional family members or children are allowed-only one adult is allowed with you.

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Location: Community Hospital Outpatient Centre, 9660 Wicker Ave., St. John, Indiana
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Registration: Please call 219-836-3477 or toll-free 866-836-3477 to register.
Cost: This class is FREE to anyone delivering at a Community Healthcare System Hospital, for all others the cost is $25.00.

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