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Bridgeport Hospital Offers Screenings, Support Groups, Classes

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Bridgeport Hospital will offer various screenings, support groups and classes throughout February.

Free, confidential assistance from a financial counselor about hospital bill payment or applying for Medicaid or other programs is available. Call 203-384-3449 to make an appointment.

Blood pressure screenings will take place from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Feb. 1 and 15 at the Fairfield Senior Center, from 9:30-11:30 Feb. 8 at the Stratford Baldwin Center noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Shelton Senior Center.

A breastfeeding support group will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 3 and 17 at the Park Avenue Medical Center in Trumbull.

Birthplace tours of Bridgeport Hospital are offered from 6-7 p.m. Thursdays. An Infant CPR Anytime class will follow from 7:15-8:15 p.m.

To register for the above programs, call 888-357-2396 or visit .

An administration of medicine class is available from 6:30-9:30 p.m.  Feb. 9. The class is $50 for the full program or $25 for injectables only. For information, call 203-384-4497.

Adult, child and infant CPR/defibrillator two-year certification is available from 6-9 p.m. Feb. 3 for $65. For information, call 203-384-4497.

Pediatric First Aid/safety and adult, child and infant CPR/defibrillator training two-year certification is available from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 20. The cost is $100 for the full class or $70 for the First Aid portion only. For information, call 203-384-4497.

Basic life support for health care providers two-year certification is from 6-10 p.m. Feb. 17. The cost is $90 ($65 for those with an unexpired American Heart Association certification card). For information, call 203-384-4497.

Genetic counseling will be offered at the Norma Pfriem Breast Center in Fairfield every Friday by appointment by calling 203-200-4362.

Bridgeport Healthy Traveler service will provide pre-travel consultations, travel vaccines, medications and information by appointment. Call 203-384-3613.

A program on cancer beauty techniques will be conducted from noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 15 in the hospital's Operations Conference room. Call 888-357-2396 to register.

The hospital's ostomy support group meets at 2 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Visiting Nurse Services of Connecticut in Trumbull. Call 203-384-3209 to register.

A stroke support group will meet from 6-7 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Ahlbin Rehabilitation Center, 4 Corporate Drive, Shelton.

The Disability Resource Center at 80 Ferry Blvd., Stratford, will host a traumatic brain injury group from 6-7:30 p.m.  Feb. 16.

Free seminars on understanding weight-loss surgery will be conducted regularly at 112 Quarry Road. For registration, dates and times and more information, call 203-789-6237.

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