Palomar Health will host a variety of free and low-cost health-education classes and screenings led by physicians and other health professionals during the month of January. Following is a complete schedule with registration information.  Community Flu Clinic schedule included.

Take Shape for Life – Medifast®

Thursday, January 2, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Palomar Health Downtown Campus, Café Conference Room, 2nd Floor

555 East Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92025

Tuesday, January 14, 6 – 7:30 pm

Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion, Conference Room, 4th Floor

15611 Pomerado Road, Poway, CA 92064

Join Susan Meram, M.D. and Kim Kerrigan, NP, of Arch Health Partners, as they explore the pitfalls of dieting and how you can lose weight quickly and safely.  Stay motivated while learning the skills to maintain a healthy weight.  This is a medically supervised program with free coaching.  To register, call 800.628.2880 or visit www.PalomarHealth.org/classes.

FEE:  Free – registration required

Note: “Take Shape for Life” support groups are offered on the third Tuesday of each month.

 

Blood Pressure Screening

Friday, January 3, Noon – 2 p.m. (1st Friday of each month)

Palomar Health Downtown Campus Lobby

555 East Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA  92024

Tuesday, January 14, Noon – 2 p.m. (2nd Tuesday of each month) 

Pomerado Hospital Lobby

15615 Pomerado Road, Poway, CA 9206

Tuesday, January 28, Noon – 2 p.m. (4th Tuesday of each month)

Palomar Medical Center Lobby

2185 Citracado Parkway, Escondido, CA 92029

High blood pressure has no symptoms. That’s why it’s called the “silent killer” and is a leading risk factor for heart disease. Less than 120/80 is best, while 140/90 or more indicates high blood pressure. Do you know your numbers? Take advantage of FREE blood pressure screening opportunities offered regularly by Palomar Health.

FEE:  Free – walk-ins welcome, no registration required

 

HeartSaver CPR AED

Tuesday, January 7, 6 – 9 p.m.

Pomerado Hospital, Conference Room C/D, 3rd Floor

15615 Pomerado Road, Poway, CA 92064

Tuesday, January 21, 6 – 9 p.m.

Pomerado Hospital, Conference Room C/D, 3rd Floor

15615 Pomerado Road, Poway, CA 92064

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.  To register, call 800.628.2880 or visit www.PalomarHealth.org/classes.

FEE: $45 / person – registration required

 

Advances in Weight Loss & Metabolic Surgery

Wednesday, January 8, 6 – 8:45 p.m.

Pomerado Hospital, Conference Room C/D, 3rd Floor

15615 Pomerado Road, Poway, CA 92064

Wednesday, January 15, 6 – 7:30 p.m

Palomar Health Downtown Campus, Graybill Auditorium, 1st Floor

555 East Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92024

Wednesday, January 22, 6 – 8:45 p.m.

Pomerado Hospital, Conference Room C/D, 3rd Floor

15615 Pomerado Road, Poway, CA 92064

Are you 85 pounds or more overweight or considering weight-loss surgery to treat an obesity associated condition, relieve medical problems, or achieve lasting weight control? Join 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 for an introductory seminar about gastric bypass, adjustable gastric band, and the new sleeve gastrectomy. To register, call 800.628.2880 or visit www.PalomarHealth.org/classes.

FEE:  Free – registration required

 

Preparation for Childbirth: 5-Week Series

Wednesdays, January 8 – February 5, 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Palomar Health Downtown Campus, Birth Center Classroom, 4th Floor

555 East Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92024

Tuesdays, January 14 – February 11, 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion, Education Classroom, 1st Floor

15611 Pomerado Road, Poway, CA 92064

Prepare for a safe and satisfying birth experience with this intimate and informative five-week childbirth preparation series.  A tour of the birth center is included.  To register, call 800.628.2880 or visit www.PalomarHealth.org/classes.

FEE:  $70 / mom or couple (includes childbirth manual) – registration required

 

Preparation for Childbirth: In a Weekend

January 11 – 12, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Saturday), 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Sunday)

Palomar Health Downtown Campus, Birth Center Classroom, 4th Floor

555 East Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92025     

January 18 – 19, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Saturday), 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Sunday)

Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion, Education Classroom, 1st Floor

15611 Pomerado Road, Poway, CA 92064

Prepare for a safe and satisfying birth experience with this intimate and informative weekend class.  A tour of the birth center is included. Early registration is recommended. To register, call 800.628.2880 or visit www.PalomarHealth.org/classes.

FEE:  $70 / mom or couple (includes childbirth manual) – registration required

 

Successful Breastfeeding (Prenatal)

Monday, January 13, 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Palomar Health Downtown Campus, Birth Center Classroom, 4th Floor

555 East Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92025

Breastfeeding is “nature’s way” to feed a baby, but it doesn’t always come naturally. Enhance your opportunity for a positive breastfeeding experience with this informative class led by a certified lactation consultant. To register, call 800.628.2880 or visit www.PalomarHealth.org/classes.

FEE: $25 / mom or couple – registration required

Note: Breastfeeding Support Groups are offered every Tuesday and Friday.

 

Fighting Fat Over 40

Wednesday, January 15, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion, Education Classroom, 1st Floor

15611 Pomerado Road, Poway, CA 92064

It’s not uncommon to see a few extra pounds after age 40.  Join Janice Baker, RD, CDE, as she discusses physiological changes and strategies to boost metabolism and drop the pounds. To register, call 800.628.2880 or visit www.PalomarHealth.org/classes.

FEE: Free – registration required

 

Diabetes 101

Tuesdays, January 21 – February 25, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion, Education Classroom, 1st Floor

15611 Pomerado Road, Poway, CA 92064

Thursdays, January 23 – February 27, 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Palomar Health Downtown Campus, Café Conference Room, 2nd Floor

555 East Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92025

Join Janice Backer, RD, CDE, for these informative classes on diabetes. Classes not taught as series.

Week 1 – Introduction

Week 2 – Nutrition

Week 3 – Medications

Week 4 – Monitoring

Week 5 – Exercise

Week 6 – Grocery Tour

To register, call 800.628.2880 or visit www.PalomarHealth.org/classes.

FEE: Free – registration required

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

 

HeartSaver First Aid

Thursday, January 23, 6 – 9 p.m.

Pomerado Hospital, Conference Room C/D, 3rd Floor

15615 Pomerado Road, Poway, CA 92064

The course teaches critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives.  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. To register, call 800.628.2880 or visit www.PalomarHealth.org/classes.

FEE: $45 / person – registration required

 

FLU CLINIC SCHEDULE

Flu Clinics will be held at various locations throughout the hospital district’s service area. Palomar Health nurses will be providing the influenza vaccine by injection to persons 9 years of age and older at the following locations in January. No registration required.

  • Thursday, January 2, noon – 2 p.m., Pomerado Hospital, 15615 Pomerado Rd., Poway, CA 92064
  • Friday, January 3, noon – 2 p.m., Palomar Health Downtown Campus, 555 E. Valley Pkwy., Escondido, CA 92025

Saturday, January 4, noon – 2 p.m. Palomar Medical Center, 2185 Citracado Pkwy., Escondido, CA 92029