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 for more information. 

Babysitting Classes

Mercer Health will offer socially distanced babysitting classes for children 11-13 years old in June. The classes teach safety, CPR, First Aid and caring for children and infants. Online registration opens Monday, May 10.

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 for registration.

  • January 4: Exercise Ideas during the Winter
  • February 1: Plateaus & What to do about Them
  • March 1: Eat Plants, Eat Local: Gardening Tips & Tricks
  • April 5: Rethink your Drink: Ideas Outside of Water
  • May 3: Relationships after Bariatric Surgery
  • June 7: Modifying Recipes
  • 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 to register.

  • January 11
  • February 8
  • March 8
  • April 12
  • May 10
  • 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.

  • February 4, 11 & 18
  • April 1, 8 & 15
  • June 2, 9 & 16
  • August 4, 11 & 18
  • 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.

  • January 7
  • March 4
  • May 6
  • July 1
  • September 2
  • November 4