We believe that information and education are vital parts of the healthcare experience for every person. Among other resources, we offers a variety of classes, support groups and other programs. Many are free and some are even covered by insurance. Following are some that may be interesting to you.

Childbirth, Parenting and New Baby Classes

All childbirth, parenting and new baby classes at Northwest Hospital are offered on the hospital campus and presented by the Great Starts program of Parent Trust for Washington Children. These classes focus on preparing for labor and birth, newborn care, breastfeeding, parenting and even a special course designed to prepare siblings for the arrival of a new baby.

Pre-registration is required. Full payment is due at registration. Medicaid coupons can be used for some classes. For a full list of classes and registration information, click here or call Great Starts at 206.789.0883.

Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You? Free Seminars

Join us for a free informational seminar to learn more about weight loss surgery options and risks; patient selection criteria; nutritional requirements; and insurance coverage. Question and answer segment to follow each talk. All sessions are free and are held on the Northwest Hospital Campus. To register for a seminar, call 206.668-1350. Outside Seattle, call 877.839-8916.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Training for Adults

Learn life-saving skills from Medic II personnel. Third Tuesday of each month, from 7-9 p.m. Registration is required. To register, call 206.668-1564 for more information.

Cost: Donations are greatly appreciated. Checks should be made out to Medic II.

Nutrition Clinic

Northwest Hospital’s Food & Nutrition Services staff offers outpatient nutrition education to help you plan healthy, nutritious meals to suit your dietary needs. Registered dietitians help you design a meal plan to meet your individualized requirements. Many insurance carriers cover nutrition consultations if ordered by a physician. Call 206.668-1919 for more information.

Living Well with Diabetes

This program has been formally recognized for excellence by the ADA. In this monthly, 4-session series, participants will gain information and skills to manage their diabetes. Physician referral is required. For more information contact your physician, or call 206.668-1564 to receive a brochure.

Brain Health: Simple Tools for Clear Thinking

These 90 and 120-min.workshops led by Dr. Jane Tornatore, a nationally known speaker on brain health and memory problems, will explain why everyone experiences "senior moments," and what to do about them. Learn easy ways to improve the memory and keep the mind active to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s. Nov. 10, 6-8 p.m.; Dec. 8, 1-2:30 p.m. $20 for 90 min. session and $25 for 120-min. session. Call 206.668-1564 to reserve your seat.