Classes and Education

At Passavant Area Hospital, one of our goals is to promote a healthy life-style to the communities we serve. We’ll help you live that healthy life-style by providing educational programs, Community Health Talks, support groups, health and nutritional counseling, and more. Here’s what we offer:

Community Health Talks
Passavant offers  Community Health Talks throughout the year. Each Talk is presented at no cost, but registration is required. Check the Events Calendar, email, or call (217) 479-5800, for more information.

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Passavant is an American Heart Association Training Center and offers a variety of CPR courses, including basic and advanced cardiac life support, basic and advanced pediatric life support, provider, and renewal. Call (217) 245-9541, extension 3890, or check the Events Calendar for a current list of classes.

Prepared Childbirth Education
This class is designed for women in their sixth month of pregnancy and their coaches, this one-day class deals with the birth process and covers breathing and relaxation techniques, C-section preparation, discomforts associated with pregnancy, and the tools (e.g. epidurals) for coping with the discomforts. This class will also review feeding options and the advantages of breastfeeding along with planning for separation related to work, school, or other activities. A tour of the Maternal Infant Health Center is included. The class is offered on the third Saturday of each month.

Support Groups
There is no charge for participating in our support groups. Meeting dates and times are subject to change. You may review the list of our support groups using the link on the right side of this page. For more information, call (217) 479-5800.

Yoga meets each Monday at 7 p.m. Check the Events Calendar, email, or call (217) 479-5800, for more details.

Passavant Launches Physician-Led Weight Loss and Wellness Center

Posted on: July 27, 2016

In partnership with the Memorial Weight Loss and Wellness Center in Springfield, Passavant Area Hospital is now offering comprehensive weight loss and wellness services to patients in Jacksonville and the surrounding communities. The physician-led program, Memorial Weight Loss & Wellness Center at Passavant, provides patients with a comprehensive, medically managed approach to the safest, highest quality of care for weight loss and wellness. The facility is located inside the Specialty Clinic, located on the second floor, East Wing. More than 154 million Americans age 20 and older are overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Obesity is the second leading cause of preventable death. According to the most recent statistics, 70 percent of Morgan County residents are overweight or obese. Obesity is also largely associated with a higher risk for other serious conditions including hypertension, type 2 diabetes, coronary artery disease, stroke, arthritis, and asthma. The Memorial Weight Loss and Wellness Center at Passavant offers a medical weight loss component as well as diabetes and outpatient nutrition services. Patients can benefit from nutritional education, physical fitness support, medical therapies, surgical procedures and lifestyle and behavior-modification techniques. Benjamin Montgomery, MD, is the medical director. Patients also work with a clinical team that includes a physical therapist, registered dietitian, clinical counselor, certified diabetes educator and a program coordinator. For more information, call 217-788-3948 or 1-866-205-7915.

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