Health Calendar

Southern Maryland Health Calendar

Sunday, June 14, 2009


LIVING WELL, TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR HEALTH, six-week series offered by St. Mary's County Department of Aging and St. Mary's Hospital's Health Connections (13). Workshop includes managing symptoms, working with health care team, goal setting, relaxation, and making daily life easier. Bring a family member or friend to class. 2-4:30 p.m. July 9. $10; $25 refundable deposit for book and CD use. 301-475-4200, Ext. 1063.

PERSONAL FITNESS TRAINING, offered by St. Mary's Hospital's Rehabilitation Medicine Department (13) for post-rehab for an injury, sports conditioning or basic weight-loss. 4-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, $25; half hour session; $20, one-hour session; or $225 for six, one-hour sessions; $30 a person for a one-hour group session, up to three people. Call for an appointment. CAMP PHOENIX, offered by Calvert Hospice for youths 7 to 15 grieving the loss of a loved one. July 8-July 10, Kings Landing Park, Huntingtown; and Aug. 5-Aug. 7, East John Youth Center, Lusby. Free. 410-535-0892 or 301-855-1226.

TEEN PHOENIX, an overnight retreat offered by Calvert Hospice for teens, 14 to 18, grieving the loss of a loved one. June 26 to June 27, Kings Landing Park, Huntingtown. Free. 410-535-0892 or 301-855-1226.

SLEEP STUDIES, offered by St. Mary's Hospital to diagnosis 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.

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 held 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, 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.

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