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CANONSBURG

Free medication record to list prescription and over-the-counter medications being used is available by calling the Community Relations Department at 724-873-5835.


Physician referral access line is 412-DOCTORS (362-8677) and is available between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Medivan service, operated by Canonsburg Ambulance, is available to residents who need transportation to Canonsburg General Hospital for testing or surgery. The service cannot accommodate patients in wheelchairs. Rides must be scheduled at least one day in advance. To schedule, call 724-745-6911.


Blood pressure screenings are provided from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Canonsburg Community Health Care Center, 36 E. Pike St. Call 724-873-5835.


MONONGAHELA

Health-care professionals from the hospital and Southwestern Pennsylvania Human Services Inc. are available to make free presentations to service clubs, church groups, senior citizens organizations and others who request programs. To schedule a speaker, call 724-258-1234.


Physician Referral Service Guide is available on the hospital’s website, www.monvalleyhospital.com.


Bone density screening will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Healthy Directions at Finleyville Giant Eagle. No appointments are necessary. For more information, call 724-348-6699.


Breast Cancer Support Group will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. July 7 at Monongahela Valley Hospital, 7-East Family Room. For more information, call 724-258-1704.


Managing Your Diabetes will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. July 8-10 at Mon-Vale HealthPLEX. Completion of the three-day “Diabetes Self-Management Training” is a prerequisite. Registration deadline is Tuesday; call 724-258-1483.


Better Breathers Club will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. July 8 in the Education Conference Center at Monongahela Valley Hospital. For more information, call 724-258-1932 or 724-344-0287.


RSDS Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. July 8 in the Education Conference Center at Monongahela Valley Hospital. For more information, call 724-929-9492.


Smoking cessation program will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, July 8-29, at Monongahela Valley Hospital. Classes are free to Primary Care Resource Center patients, MVH employees and anyone with a referral from an MVH-affiliated primary care physician. For all others, cost is $20. Registration is required; call 724-258-1932.


Community CPR Instruction will be held at 11 a.m. July 9 at Mon-Vale HealthPLEX. Adult CPR classes are offered by Monongahela Valley Hospital in conjunction with Rostraver EMS. Fee is $35. To register, call 724-872-9200.


Bariatric surgery information session will be held at 6 p.m. July 14 at Mon-Vale HealthPLEX, room 120. Bariatric surgery is an option for people wanting to lose 100 pounds or more. MVH has teamed up with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC to provide the free session. Dr. Ramesh Ramanathan will speak. A heart-healthy cooking demonstration will be held before the 6 p.m. discussion. To register, call 412-641-3632 or 412-802-8299.


Advanced Carbohydrate Counting will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. July 16 in the Education Conference Center at Monongahela Valley Hospital. Completion of the three-day “Diabetes Self-Management Training” is a prerequisite. Registration is required at least one week in advance by calling 724-258-1483.


Arthritis and Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. July 16 in the Education Conference Center at Monongahela Valley Hospital. For more information, call 724-258-1321.


Ostomy Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. July 17 in the Education Conference Center at Monongahela Valley Hospital. For more information, call 724-258-1773.


AARP 55 Alive refresher driving course will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 18 in the Education Conference Center at Monongahela Valley Hospital. Some insurance companies offer discounts for course completion. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. To register, call 724-258-1333.


Cancer Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. July 21 at Monongahela Valley Hospital, 7-East Family Room. For more information, call 724-258-1704.


Managing Your Diabetes will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. July 22-24 in the Education Conference Center at Monongahela Valley Hospital. Completion of the three-day “Diabetes Self-Management Training” is a prerequisite. Registration is required at least one week in advance by calling 724-258-1483.


Bariatric surgery information session will be held at 5:30 p.m. July 23 in the Education Conference Center at Monongahela Valley Hospital. Bariatric surgery is an option for people wanting to lose 100 pounds or more. MVH has teamed up with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC to provide the free session. Dr. Carol McCloskey will speak. A heart-healthy cooking demonstration also will be held. To register, call 412-641-3632 or 412-802-8299.


Breast-feeding class will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. July 28 at Mon-Vale HealthPLEX. Partners and grandmothers are welcome. For more information, call 724-258-BABY, ext. 9.


Adult CPR instruction will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. July 29 in the Education Conference Center at Monongahela Valley Hospital. Classes are offered by the hospital in conjunction with Valley Health and Safety Training Center. Fee is $40, payable to VHSTC. Registration is required by calling 724-684-9536.


Healthy cooking demonstration will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. July 30 at Mon-Vale HealthPLEX, room 120. Dietitian Michele Pfarr and executive chef Phoebe Seiverling will discuss how to “Lighten Up Your Picnic.” Registration is required by calling 724-258-1333.


ST. CLAIR

Cancer-care specialists are available to evaluate needs, provide information, guidance and support, identify resources and navigate the health-care system. For more information, call St. Clair Hospital’s cancer-care specialist at 412-942-5082.


Diabetes Education Center offers group classes and one-on-one appointments, addressing a comprehensive range of topics. Diabetes management plans are developed with patients and their physicians, taking into account each individual’s lifestyle and needs. Insulin pump training is provided. For more information, call 412-942-2151.


A smoking cessation program offers classes anindividual counseling. For more information, call 412-942-2008.


WASHINGTON

Breast-feeding Support Group meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the last Monday of each month, except May and December, in the Community Room at Washington Hospital. To register, call 724-250-4476.


Stroke Support Group meets from 4:30 to 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month in the occupational therapy apartment, fourth floor, at Washington Hospital. To register, call 724-229-2449.


Free health and wellness information is available in the Ruth York Morgan Health Education Learning Place at Washington Hospital. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 724-223-3144.


Teen Outreach programs at Washington Hospital include:


• Echo – a home-based early intervention program for children in fourth through eighth grades.


• Parents and Daughters – for girls 9 to 12 years old.


• Parents and Sons – for boys 10 to 14 years old.


• Pregnant and Parenting Teens – supportive and educational services for teens.


• Teen Father Program – for fathers up to 22 years old.


Some programs include a fee. For more information, call 724-222-2311.


Prenatal classes are baby care, breast-feeding and prepared childbirth. There is a fee, but many insurance plans will offer some reimbursement. Call 724-223-3173 early in pregnancy.


Cardiac rehabilitation programs are available. For more information, call 724-250-6288.


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