Prenatal and Childbirth Education
The Family Birthplace offers an annual comprehensive guide that includes class descriptions, dates/times and locations.View our in-person and online education options for childbirth education.
Child and Babysitting Safety
Your child can become a great babysitter! Classes are held monthly on the La Crosse Campus. View the schedule of sessions under "Classes and Events" (search using "La Crosse" as the location)
Healing Through Grief
Spiritual Care offers a series for those who have experienced a loss. Sessions are held at 5:30 p.m. on alternating Mondays on the La Crosse Campus and topics change with each meeting. View the current schedule of meetings and topics.
New Mom & Baby Group
The Family Health Clinic hosts a weekly meeting of new moms and their newborns for conversation, discussion, education and support. The group meets Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Sally Olson Conference Room. Use the Family Health Clinic entrance at 815 10th Street South. There is no charge to be part of the group. Call 608-392-4172 for additional information. View the schedule of sessions under "Classes and Events" (search using "La Crosse" as the location)
Additional information about select groups may be found in the related clinical department web.
The Mayo Clinic Diet Program
The Mayo Clinic Diet Program is based on the New York Times bestseller, The Mayo Clinic Diet: Eat well. Enjoy life. Lose weight. A 12-week class providing information on weight loss, nutrition, physical activity, and other healthy lifestyle behaviors, lead by expert facilitators, including registered dietitians, an exercise physiologist, and a psychology counselor (PhD). Presented in a group setting to promote an environment of sharing and support, Class sessions are listed under Classes and Events (Search for La Crosse or Onalaska)
A New Me: Healthy Balance Matters
A New Me is a 12-week comprehensive, holistic lifestyle program that provides the tools and motivation to help participants improve healthy behaviors and maintain a well-balanced, meaningful life. Weekly classes are facilitated by a registered dietitian, exercise physiologist, stress management expert, and a certified health and wellness coach. Participants also attend bi-weekly small group coaching sessions which offer support, self-discovery, accountability, and a chance to celebrate successes. Facilitated by wellness coaches, these sessions help bridge the gap between knowledge gained in the large class and the actual follow-through on commitments that align with participants’ values and priorities. A New Me is offered twice each year, in September and February, with classes held at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse. Participants receive a baseline and one-year biometric screen which includes body composition, lipid panel and blood glucose, and a comprehensive handbook of all materials covered in class. A fee of $399 may be paid in installments. A New Me qualifies for the Eat Well Move More rebate program, through which Health Tradition Health Plan employer group members can earn a rebate of $200 by successfully completing the program. For more information or to enroll, visit www.timeforanewme.com or call 608-392-7838.
Contact the Franciscan Healthcare Training Center at 608-392-9786. (Businesses seeking group training should contact Occupational Health at 608-392-9769.)