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Health and Wellness Programs at Meadows Health

The classes at Meadows Health are designed to help people of all fitness levels get, and stay, healthy for life. No matter what shape you’re in or what issues you may be facing, we have a program for you.

Current Health Classes

Diabetes Education

Diabetes Education classes are offered Every 1st and 2nd Thursday of the month with a wrap up session one month after completion of the core classes. Classes are provided without charge. For more information contact Areli Alvares​ at 912.538.5325 or email

If you have diabetes, you’re not alone. Nearly 30 million people in the United States have diabetes with Type 2, or insulin resistant, being the most common.

If you have diabetes or have been recently diagnosed, it’s important to get routine treatment. Diabetes increases the risk of heart disease and stroke and, if left untreated, can lead to complications such as blindness, kidney disease or amputations of the foot or leg.

At Meadows Health, we’re here to help. We offer group and private educational classes specifically designed for those with diabetes. Participants learn about healthy eating, how to monitor glucose levels and avoid complications, and other important topics for living a longer, healthier life.

Take control of your diabetes today.

Register for an upcoming class. For more information, contact Susan McLendon at 912.535.5100 or by email at:, or contact Areli Alvares at 912.538.5325 or by email at:

This service is covered by Medicare and most private health insurance. 

Faith & Finance Class 

This course is open to the community and focuses on the financial health of its participants. With a $20 participant fee, meals, workbooks and class materials are provided. Bring a friend, and the class is $10 each! For more information call Clint Huticheson at Mercy Clinic at 912.524.4000 extension 308 or email 

Healthy Lifestyles Class

This 16 - week course is focused on those who are actively trying to lose weight. Most of our participants see a 5 - 7% reduction in body weight. This class is free to the community. For more information call Areli Alvares​ at 912.538.5325 email

Healthy Heart Class: Heart Failure Classes

"Talking About Heart Failure" classes are held free of charge the 1st Wednesday of each month from 3-4 pm​ at Mercy Clinic. Contact Areli Alvares at 912.538.5325 email to register or for more information.

High Blood Pressure Classes

"Talking About High Blood Pressure" classes are held free of charge the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 3-4 pm at Mercy Clinic. Contact Areli Alvares at 912.538.5325 or email to register or for more information.

Smoking Cessation Class

This class is offered free of charge to those who are interested in quitting smoking. The classes work through triggers to build a plan for participants to quit smoking. The class is in discussion format and assists in formulating long and short term goals. For more information contact at Clint Huticheson at Mercy Clinic at 912.524.4000 extension 308 or email 


Mother/Baby Programs Available at Meadows Health:

Cabbage Patch Workshop

Learn about nutrition, healthy pregnancies, newborn care and lots more in this FREE online workshop -- open to all interested expectant mothers-to-be and their families. You’ll have an opportunity to earn great giveaways too, like breast pumps, baby supplies and more!

When: All presentation slides are currently accessible online!
Pre-Registration is required!

To learn more or register, call Elaine Rehm, RN, at 912.245.8060 or at Mercy Clinic at 912.524.4000, or email

Presentation Slides:

Overview of Prenatal Care

Oh Baby! 

Labor and Delivery 

Breastfeeding/Baby Care 


Postpartum Depression 

Meadows Health 4-Week Childbirth Classes

Learn what to expect during pregnancy, labor and delivery from our certified childbirth educators.

When: 6-8 pm
Where: In the Hospital's Private Dining Room.

March 3, 10, 17, 24
May 5, 12, 19, 28 (Thursday night)
July 7, 14, 21, 28
September 1, 8, 15, 22
November 3, 10, 17, 24

For more information, and to sign up, call Valerie Pittman at 912.535.5884. If unavailable, please leave message, she will return your call.

Basics of Breastfeeding Class

Monthly class on breastfeeding basics. 

When: 5:30-6:30 pm
Where: Hospital Private Dinning Room

For more information, contact

Learning Together - a guide to caring for your newborn

When: 6:30-7:30 pm
Where: Hospital Private Dinning Room

For more information, contact

Breastfeeding Support Group

For more information, and to sign up, call Valerie Pittman, RN at 912.535.5884 or email

Support Group Meetings

Diabetes Support Group

Learn to better control your diabetes by sharing strategies with other diabetics, friends and family members the first Monday at 7 pm in the Conference Room at the Wellness Center. For more information call Sharon Proctor, RN at 912.535.5074 or email

Cancer Support Group 

The Cancer Support Group meets on the second Tuesday of every month. The next meeting will be September 10 at 6 p.m. at Meadows Wellness Center. For more information call 912.538.7777 or email

CPAP Support Group 

Meetings are held at 6 pm every second Thursday in the Private Dining Room at the hospital and every third Thursday at the Sleep Center in Baxley. For more information call 912.538.5591 or email

Toombs County Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group

Join us at 6 pm on the first Thursday of every month to learn how to better care for your loved one and yourself, held at The Oaks at Bethany. Share your experiences, successes and ideas with others who can understand. For more information call Sharon Proctor, RN at 912.535.5074 or email