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Healthy Living

Expert-Led Classes & Events

One way we help you stay involved in your own health care is by offering a wide array of classes and events. From one-day CPR courses to ongoing support groups and weight-management programs, our educational sessions can help you get more out of life.

For more information, please call 1-800-33-MERCY.

Health Care Enrollment Assistance

OB Education and Support

Health Care Enrollment Assistance

Mercy Hospital Cadillac invites you to attend one of their Enrollment Assistance Workshops in the month of April. The hospital will provide access to computers and printers for your convenience and will have Certified Application Counselors will be on hand to assist with any questions or guidance through the application process for the Healthy Michigan Enrollment that begins April 1, 2014.

The Healthy Michigan Plan provides health care coverage for individuals who:

  • are age 19-64 years
  • have income at or below 133% of the federal poverty level under the Modified Adjusted Gross Income methodology
  • do not qualify for or are not enrolled in Medicare
  • do not qualify for or are not enrolled in other Medicaid programs
  • are not pregnant at the time of application
  • are residents of the State of Michigan

Information that is required to apply includes birthdates, social security numbers, income information, and citizenship or immigration status for each person applying. The workshops will be held on the following dates, times and locations:

  • April 2, 2014, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Wexford Room (2nd floor)
  • April 9, 2014, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Wexford Room (2nd floor)
  • April 16, 2014, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., IS Training Room (2nd floor)
  • April 23, 2014, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Wexford Room (2nd floor)
  • April 30, 2014, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Wexford Room (2nd floor)

If you would like to attend one of the workshops, please RSVP at 231-876-7360.

OB Education and Support

We offer classes and workshops that address issues relevant to expecting parents. Offerings include:

Childbirth Education
Similar to Lamaze, these courses are held in six weekly sessions. Simple and safe techniques are emphasized to promote comfort during pregnancy, labor and postpartum. Daytime and evening classes are available year-round. Call 231-876-7403 to find a class that meets your needs. Refresher courses are also available.

Breastfeeding basics are taught in one separate session. Once the breastfeeding process begins, lactation instructors are available for personal consultation. Call 231-876-7403 to schedule.

Car Seat Safety Class
Learn proper techniques for installing a car seat

Which child safety seat is "the best" for my child? Which child safety seat is escape-proof? How can I install the safety seat securely? The Car Seat Safety class is a class that will answer all of these commonly asked questions regarding infant/child seat safety by a certified car seat technician. If you are an expectant parent or already a parent of a child 0 to 8 years of age, this class is for you.

Classes are one night only from 7–8:30 p.m. This class is free to the community. Pre-registration is required. If you would like more information or would like to register, please call the Family Birth Center at 231-876-7403.

"Baby Steps" Perinatal Support Group
Did you know that emotional and psychological distress is the #1 complication of pregnancy and childbirth? We offer a support group for mothers experiencing emotional difficulties during pregnancy and after giving birth.

  • Learn about perinatal mood and anxiety disturbances and what you can do to help yourself
  • Break the silence by connecting with other moms with similar experiences
  • Dispel "myths of motherhood" and identify your strengths
  • Support your recovery process
  • Become more aware of community resources available to mothers and their families

Day and evening support groups are offered:

  • Evening group: 7–8:30 p.m. every 4th Tuesday of the month
  • Morning group: 10-–11:30 a.m. every 4th Friday of the month

Location: Missaukee Room, 1st Floor, Mercy Hospital Cadillac

For more information call: Mercy Hospital Community Outreach Office at 231-876-7360.