Health Calendar

Southern Maryland Health Calendar

Sunday, March 15, 2009


ONLINE FOOD SAFETY COURSE, offered by Calvert County office of University of Maryland, Maryland Cooperative Extension. Three-week course on the causes of food-borne illnesses and how to prevent them. March 23-April 10. Register at SLEEP STUDIES, offered by St. Mary's Hospital to diagnose sleep disorders. Set up an appointment, pick up the equipment and sleep in your own bed. A specialist will read the results and send a report to your physician. 301-475-6068.

NATURE'S WAY TO HEALTH, a health-food store in Prince Frederick, offers organic foods and supplements, vegan foods, spices, essential oils, candles, homeopathic remedies for pets, baby care products and foods, natural cleaning products, beauty items and natural cosmetics. 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday. 410-535-2400 or

LOWER YOUR CHOLESTEROL, class offered by Civista Women's Health. Learn how to incorporate plant sterols and stanols, fiber, monosaturated fats, fish and soy into your diet. 2-4 p.m. Tuesday. $30.

LOW-COST PRIMARY CARE IN ST. MARY'S, St. Mary's Hospital Health Connections has started Get Connected to Health, a low-cost primary-care service for uninsured county residents. It will be 1-5 p.m. Mondays in the Health Connections Mobile Outreach Center at Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd., Lexington Park. No appointment needed. $15 each visit. 301-475-6019.

FAMILY PLANNING CLINIC HOURS, St. Mary's Health Department (12) is expanding hours for its Family Planning and Reproductive Health Clinic to serve walk-in clients who need screening and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases. First-come, first-served. 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Free. 301-475-4419.

MALL WALKERS, supervised, all-weather walking with free blood pressure monitoring. 7:30-9:30 a.m. weekdays, St. Charles Towne Center, Waldorf. Free. 301-877-5700.

WOMEN'S HEALTH RESOURCE LINE, offered by Calvert Memorial Hospital (3) to answer questions about its women's services. 410-414-4569.

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, Calvert County Mental Health Clinic is operated at the Twin Beaches Community Health Center, 8924 Chesapeake Ave., North Beach. Diagnostic and medication evaluations, medication management and individual and family therapy services are available. Most commercial insurance programs and Medicaid are accepted. 410-535-5400, Ext. 475.

HEALTH SERVICES, for seniors who find it difficult to leave home, the Chesapeake-Potomac Home Health Agency, a nonprofit group serving Charles, Calvert and St. Mary's counties, will make home visits to draw blood for lab tests, organize prescription drugs or fill insulin syringes. Call the intake office at 800-656-4343, Ext. 121.

VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION, MedStar Health Visiting Nurse Association's office in Camp Springs offers home care in Calvert, Charles, St. Mary's and southern Prince George's counties. Services include wound care, infusion and rehabilitation. Specialty care in cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation, ostomy, oncology, stroke and joint-replacement rehabilitation, diabetes, maternal-child health and pediatrics and respiratory therapy. 301-931-3100.

CIVISTA ON THE LINE, Civista Medical Center offers free referrals of medical staff members. Callers can also register for Civista-sponsored events and classes and receive information on health-related county resources. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays. 888-332-4847.

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES, Southern Maryland Hospital Center offers transportation for outpatient services when personal transportation is not available. 301-877-4357.

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