Did You Know? Research shows that helping others is the best way to help yourself. Doing volunteer work provides numerous health benefits such as lowering your blood pressure, strengthening your immune system, and reducing your risk for depression. We are always seeking new volunteers at Medical West. For more information on how you can become involved, call (205) 481-8502.
Community Health Programs
There are many advantages to being 50 or older ? including the Medical West Senior Care program. Membership entitles you to many valuable lifestyle and inpatient benefits including discounted parking, cafeteria discount, free exercise classes at the Legacy YMCA and much more! For more information, please call (205) 481-8500.
At Medical West, we want to make your pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting experience as enjoyable as possible. That is why we offer Child-Birthing classes, a series of educational classes to prepare you for what you're about to experience. The Child-Birthing classes are available through the Women's Center at Medical West and are taught in a series of five classes by trained instructors. For more information or to register, check out our events calendar or call the Medical West Women's Center at (205) 481-7180(205) 481-7180.
Get the latest information about diabetes and learn how to take charge of your condition, rather than letting your diabetes control you. Class will be held from 6-7 pm in the Civic Room, Level C, in the Professional Building. Classes meet the fourth Thursday of each month. For specific dates, please check out our events calendar or for more information, please call 996-WEST.
“T.O.U.C.H.” stands for “Today Our Understanding of Cancer is Hope.” This support group offered by Medical West is designed for cancer patients, cancer survivors and their families. The group is facilitated by a Chaplain and meets monthly on the first Friday of each month at 12:00 noon in Professional Office Building One of Medical West near the cafeteria. A complimentary meal is provided for those who attend. For more information or to register to attend, please call the Chaplain’s Office at 205-481-7359.
Coping with the death of a loved one is a journey, not an event. To help along this journey, Medical West offers a Grief Support Group that provides information and caring support. The group is facilitated by a Chaplain and meets weekly on Monday evenings from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in Professional Office Building One of Medical West near the cafeteria. A complimentary meal is provided for those who attend. For more information or to register to attend, please call the Chaplain’s Office at 205-481-7359.
Medical West provides a Support Group for caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer?s.The meeting takes place in the first Monday of each month in the Civic Room at 6pm.
Look Good?Feel Better is a nationwide program sponsored by the American Cancer Society offered to female cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment and experiencing appearance-related side effects. The purpose of the program is to teach cancer patients a variety of beauty techniques to enhance their appearance. Classes are typically held the second Thursday of each month at 10:30am with lunch provided. For more information or to register, please call Christi at 481-4511.