Community Outreach provided by Mercer Health

Community Outreach designed to improve our Community's Health

Mercer Health is dedicated to educating and empowering all members of our community to help them live their healthiest lives. For this reason, we are proud to offer a variety of community activities, events and wellness programs.

Community Health Fairs & Clinics

Mercer Health offers opportunities for discounted lab tests and free and discounted health screenings during community health fairs. Drive-thru flu vaccine clinics are offered annually at Mercer Health Medical Group locations. Flu vaccines are also available by scheduling an appointment with your primary care provider’s office.

Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinics
Drive thru flu shot clinics are held annually in October. If you are unable to make these times, please contact your primary care provider to schedule your flu vaccine.
Know Your Numbers Health Fair
These are held periodically throughout the year. Check back for upcoming dates!

Community Health Education Programs

Lifelong healthy living begins with a strong education! Mercer Health’s Education Services department offers a variety of educational opportunities for the community. This includes a number of classes that individuals can take to better their understanding of wellness and specific medical situations. For more information please call 419-678-5119.

Babysitter Training Classes

Babysitter Training Classes are offered multiple times a year for children 11 – 15 years old. The class teaches safety, CPR and first aid basics and how to care for children and infants.

The next set of Babysitting Classes has not yet been scheduled, check back for availability. 

Childbirth Center Education Classes
Childbirth Center Education Classes are offered to prepare expectant parents for labor, birth and postpartum. Our birthing classes offer a tour of our Birthing Center. For more information on these classes, call 419-678-5363 or visit the Childbirth Center.
Public CPR & First Aid Classes

CPR Classes and First Aid programs can be customized to meet the health and wellness goals of individual organizations and their employees. We offer ongoing education and prevention programs provided by a team of expert health professionals through Mercer Health Occupational Health. Please contact Occupational Health at 419-586-1220 for more information.

Public CPR Classes are offered on an as-needed basis by community request. The cost is $30.00 per person. For more information, please contact Mercer Health’s Education Coordinator at 419-678-5119.

Community Support Groups

Some Mercer Health service lines offer groups for education, support and community, each led by healthcare professionals to answer questions and facilitate discussion.

Surgical Weight Loss Support Group
Mercer Health’s Center for Healthy Weight & Wellness offers a monthly weight loss support group to provide additional education and support before and after surgery. This  group meets monthly on Mondays at 3:30pm in person or can be attended virtually via Web-Ex. To register for this support group, contact the Center for Healthy Weight & Wellness at 419-678-8446.
Healthy Weight & Wellness Informational Seminar
If you or someone you know are interested in learning more about the numerous healthy weight & wellness programs available at Mercer Health, we invite you to view our free informational seminar. The seminar is available online 24/7 and can be viewed at

Community Wellness Challenges

We provide opportunities for our community members to participate in free wellness challenges throughout the year. Our goal is to encourage our community to keep moving and to stay active.

Mercer Health 5K Challenge
The Mercer Health 5k Challenge is an exciting event that’s available for everyone from the most experienced runners to those looking to try it for the first time. If you have any questions about the event, the races, incentives or costs, please reach out to us as we are more than happy to answer any questions about this great opportunity.

Whether this is your first 5k Challenge or simply your first 5k for the year, we wish you the best of luck on your journey! Visit the Mercer Health 5K Challenge page for more details.

Healthy Waves Challenge
Mercer Health and Community Sports and Therapy Center host an annual Healthy Waves Challenge. Participate in moderate intensity aerobic activity for a total of 1,020 minutes over the course of six weeks and be entered to win great prizes! Check back for challenge dates and entry forms.

Community Speakers & School Support Programs

Mercer Health is proud to work closely with our local schools to offer educational opportunities for students of all ages. Our Play Hospital program introduces kindergarten students to local healthcare and we offer high school students interested in pursuing careers in healthcare a behind-the-scenes experience with Medical Explorers.

We also participate in events hosted by local schools—if your class is interested in partnering with Mercer Health, contact

Helpful Resources For Health Education

Remember, health information found on the links listed below is not a substitute for your primary care provider. Please discuss your health with your provider before acting on any information found here. – Developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to assist consumers in finding health information – American Heart Association – General Health Information – Guides on hundreds of diseases and conditions – Center for Disease Control and Prevention – Find and compare providers near you. – A comprehensive resource for cancer patients and their caregivers that provides chemotherapy drug and side effect information, cancer wellness information, and links to additional reliable resources and organizations. – American Diabetes Association – American Cancer Society – National Institute of Health – American Lung Association – Hands-Only CPR video – Information about symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention for diseases, illnesses and health conditions.

Health Care |– Comparative data from the Center for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) about hospital services from health care facilities across the country.

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