At Mercer Health, we strive to provide you with valuable resources to make your health a priority. Many opportunities, including free and discounted wellness screenings, health education, support groups and community events are offered monthly. Please contact Community Outreach at 419-678-5216 or email myhealth@mercer-health.com for more information. 

Babysitting Classes

The next Babysitting Classes will be held in December 2021. Information on these classes will be posted here by Nov. 30, 2021.

Center for Healthy Weight & Wellness

Mercer Health's Center for Healthy Weight & Wellness offers surgical and non-surgical weight loss programs, support groups, education series and more to help you on your wellness journey. 

Surgical Weight Loss Support Group These sessions will now be held VIRTUALLY. Call 419-678-8446 or email myhealth@mercer-health.com for registration.

  • July 12: Heatlhy Eating Out
  • August 2: Mindless Eating
  • September 13: Walk at Coldwater Park/Exercise Guidelines
  • October 4: Plant Proteins & Recipes
  • November 1: Holiday Eating
  • December 6: Goal Setting

IBT Class Sessions 

All IBT sessions will be held on an individual basis. Individuals can begin this program at anytime. Contact the Center for Healthy Weight & Wellness for more information.

Diabetes Monthly Update (Each session begins at 3:00 p.m.)

These sessions will now be held VIRTUALLY. Call 419-678-8446 or email myhealth@mercer-health.com to register.

  • August 9
  • September 13
  • October 11
  • November 8

Childbirth Center Classes

Childbirth Education Classes

Our childbirth education classes are designed to prepare expectant parents for labor, delivery, and care of the new mom and baby following delivery. Our goal is to eliminate the fear of the unknown. We provide information on the stages of labor, pain management, relaxation, hospital interventions, after delivery care, and newborn care. In fact, a great deal of our last class is dedicated to the care of the baby. Childbirth classes are free to mothers who will be delivering here and are offered from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Online registration is required.

  • August 4, 11 & 18
  • August 14
  • October 7, 14 & 21
  • December 2, 9 & 18

Breastfeeding Classes

Breastfeeding class provides a basic understanding of breastfeeding. Parents are given information on how to get breastfeeding off to the best start. Class is taught by our board certified lactation consultant who is available after class to discuss any questions more in depth. This class is recommended for first time breastfeeding mothers and mothers who did not meet their breastfeeding goals in the past. Support people (fathers, grandmothers, sisters) are encouraged to attend class with the mother to be. Breastfeeding classes are free to mothers who will be delivering here and are offered from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Online registration is required.

  • July 1
  • September 2
  • November 4

Community Resources

The 2021 Mercer County Resource Handbook provides information about all of the community resources available, including health and wellness services, community agencies, education services, family support, community groups and more. The resource handbook is maintained and distributed by Our Home Family Resource Center.

Good nutrition and healthy eating are key pieces to keeping your body in tip-top shape and are essential to a strong immune system. A well-rounded diet, including fiber and healthy fats, fruits and vegetables, and nutrient-dense foods are all things to keep in mind when building your meals, but one of the most important tools to help you be successful in healthy eating is Meal Planning. Mercer Health’s Center for Healthy Weight & Wellness is offering FREE weekly meal plans and grocery shopping lists to help assist you in building healthy and nutritious meals.