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Bridgeport Hospital Offers Classes, From Childbirth To 'Healthy Traveler'

Childbirth preparations and first aid training are among an array of classes offered to community members at Bridgeport Hospital.
Childbirth preparations and first aid training are among an array of classes offered to community members at Bridgeport Hospital. Photo Credit: Bridgeport Hospital

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Bridgeport Hospital offers childbirth preparation and breastfeeding basics classes, first aid training, and free billing assistance, even a "healthy traveler" service to the community.

The financial help is free and covers an array of payment assistance, such as free or discounted care eligibility by appointment during hospital business hours. Call 203-384-3449.

The following is offered:

Blood pressure screenings:

  • Fairfield Senior Center, 100 Mona Terrace, Monday, Feb. 6, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Shelton Senior Center, 81 Wheeler St., Monday, Feb. 27, noon to 2 p.m.

Breastfeeding basics, Saturdays, Feb. 11, 25, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Park Avenue Medical Center, 5520 Park Ave., Trumbull. To register, call 888-357-2396 or visit www.bridgeporthospital.org/events .

Childbirth preparation, Saturdays, Feb. 4,  9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Park Avenue Medical Center, 5520 Park Ave., Trumbull. To register, call 888-357-2396 or visit www.bridgeporthospital.org/events .

Expectant parent classes and tours:

  • Birthplace tours - Thursdays, Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23, 6 to 7 p.m.
  • Infant CPR Anytime - Thursdays, Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23, 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.

To register, call 888-357-2396 or visit www.bridgeporthospital.org/events .

First aid and safety classes,  American Heart Association self-care classes at the hospital, 267 Grant St. Registration is required. Call 888-357-2396 or visit www.bridgeporthospital.org/events .

Administration of medicine,Tuesday, Feb. 7, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. $60 for full program; $25 for injectables, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Pediatric first aid/safety and adult, child and infant CPR/defibrillator training two-year certification, Saturday, Feb. 18, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. $110 for full class; $80 for first aid only, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For information about workplace or community-based group classes, call 203-384-4497.

Genetic counseling, weekly by appointment, Norma Pfriem Breast Center, 111 Beach Road, Fairfield, and Park Avenue Medical Center, 5520 Park Ave, Trumbull. For information or to make an appointment, call 203-200-4362.

Healthy Traveler service, Services include evaluation of travel-related hazards linked to food, drinking water, insects, animals, deep-vein thrombosis, sunburn, jet lag, swimming, scuba diving and more. For information or to make an appointment, call 203-384-3613.

Physician information and referrals, call 888-357-2396.

Senior driving course, AARP's Smart Driver, Saturday, Feb. 4, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., first-floor Administration Conference Room at Bridgeport Hospital, 267 Grant St. $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members. To register, call 888-357-2396 or visit www.bridgeporthospital.org/events .

Stroke support group, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 6to 7 p.m., Ahlbin Rehabilitation Center, 4 Corporate Drive, Shelton. For information, call 203-925-4201.

Understanding weight-loss surgery, free seminars at 112 Quarry Rd., Trumbull, for people interested in learning more about weight-loss surgery. For dates/times and to register, call 203-789-6237.

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