Maternity and Well Baby Classes

Bay Area Hospital improves the health of our community through classes and other events that teach about coping with health problems, staying well, and improving your health. We offer educational opportunities for the community, including:

Our experienced nurses work closely with you and your healthcare provider to give you support throughout your pregnancy.

    • Breastfeeding Class June 19, July 17, August 21, September 18, October 16, November 20, December 18.  Wednesdays 6-8pm Myrtle room at hospital.
    • One Day Labor Class – June 9, July  21, August 18, September 15, October 13, November 10, December 8.  Sundays 2-6pm Myrtle room at hospital. For patients over 35 weeks gestation or later on the date of class
    • Infant Safety/CPR/Newborn Care Class – May 20, July 15, September 16, December 16. Mondays 6 to 8 p.m., Myrtle room at hospital

Register for classes by calling the MOMS program at 541-269-8258

Cancer Support Groups

Our Cancer Support Groups are offered as follows:

  • Cancer Support Group: 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the South Coast Hospice & Palliative Care Services Community Bereavement & Education Center located at 1620 Thompson Road, Coos Bay (first building on the left as you enter)
  • Breast Cancer: The 2nd and 4th Friday of each month from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at the South Coast Hospice & Palliative Care Services Community Bereavement & Education Center located at 1620 Thompson Road, Coos Bay (first building on the left as you enter)

If you have questions about our Cancer Support Groups, please contact Sam Ghattas, MSW, at 541-297-8358.

Classes

Bay Area Hospital offers a diabetes self-management program designed to help you understand and manage your diabetes. This program consists of four classes and one individual appointment with a registered dietitian. To enroll, you must have a referral from a physician/ healthcare provider.

Topics include:

  • What is diabetes?
  • blood sugar testing
  • nutrition: meal planning, eating out and carbohydrate counting
  • medications
  • hypoglycemia
  • exercise
  • what to do when you’re ill
  • complications and foot care
  • effects of stress on diabetes
  • self-management
  • support and resources

For more information: Call (541) 269-8441

South Coast Striders is an ongoing opportunity to share some time exploring the beautiful area of the South Coast of Oregon while enjoying the company of others. You can hike either short or long distances, but make sure to arrive 10 to 15 minutes early so you can sign in and learn more about the hike. All events are FREE.

Before you begin a new exercise program, check with your physician.

For more information: Email southcoaststriders@gmail.com.

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Be tobacco free! Instruction and support can help you quit for good. Bay Area Hospital offers a free “Stop Tobacco Use Clinic.” This is a four class series and alternates months offering day classes and evening classes. Sessions are the first 4 Thursdays of the month. No registration required.

Day classes: 12 to 1:00 pm in January, March, May, July, Sept, and Nov (no Jan classes).

Evening Classes: 5:30 to 6:30 pm in Feb, April, June, Aug, Oct, and Dec.

For more information or to register: Call (541) 269-8111

Location: Community Health & Education Center (CHEC) 3950 Sherman Ave. North Bend, OR 97459

Be tobacco-free! Instruction and support can help you quit for good. Classes run as a 4 part series, and all classes in the series are on the first 4 Thursdays of the month. Please attend each class in order. No registration required.

Location: BAH Community Health Education Center (CHEC), 3950 Sherman Avenue, North Bend

Cost: Free

Community Tobacco Cessation Resources

Support Groups

For Bariatrics education and support groups. Come hear about weight loss surgery and be inspired! Support groups are held quarterly in both Coos Bay. Please check out the Bay Bariatrics Facebook page for upcoming events and support groups.

Category: Bariatrics/Weight Management

Location: North Bend Medical Center

Cost: Free

Phone: 541-267-5151 ext 1526

The Breast Cancer Support Group has resumed meeting at the South Coast Hospice & Palliative Care Services Community Bereavement & Education Center. The group meets on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Bay Area Cancer Center is hosting a support group to help you live well with breast cancer. This support group is for those who have breast cancer, or are a support person for someone with breast cancer.

When: 2nd & 4th Friday 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Location: South Coast Hospice & Palliative Care Services Community Bereavement & Education Center, 1620 Thompson Road, Coos Bay, OR 97420 (first building on the left as you enter)

Phone: 541-297-8358

The Cancer Support Group has resumed meeting at the South Coast Hospice & Palliative Care Services Community Bereavement & Education Center. The group meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. This support group is for anyone who has or had cancer, and those who care for them.

When: 2nd & 4th Monday 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Location: South Coast Hospice & Palliative Care Services Community Bereavement & Education Center, 1620 Thompson Road, Coos Bay, OR 97420 (first building on the left as you enter)

Cost: Free

Phone: 541-297-8358

Weekly meal, free or donation of choice. For those who need help and support in finding resources.

Every Saturday, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Location: Harmony United Methodist Church, 123 Ocean Blvd. SE, Coos Bay

Cost: Free

Phone: 541-267-4410

If you have had Type 1 diabetes for a long time, or are fairly new at it, or have a family member/friend you’d like to be able to encourage, you are invited to come join us.

For more information and to sign up, call 541-269-8321

Category: Diabetes

Location: BAH Community Health and Education Center, 3950 Sherman Ave., North Bend, OR