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Classes and Events
Howard County General Hospital provides outreach and education to the Howard County community. We have classrooms located right near the hospital in the Medical Pavilion at Howard County (10710 Charter Dr, Suite 100) and offer a range of classes, screenings and fitness programs both here and in community settings throughout the area ranging from CPR instruction to child and adult safety classes to diet and nutrition counseling. You can search for classes on our website or call 410-740-7601 if you have any questions.
Childbirth and New Parent Education
One of the happiest moments in a woman’s life is when she gives birth to a child. HCGH provides detailed instruction and guidance to help individuals prepare for labor and delivery as well as postpartum expectations and care. Additionally, prenatal programs provide nutrition and healthy pregnancy information and subsequent classes are available on helpful child-rearing topics, such as soothing a crying baby and CPR. View details about childbirth and new parent classes.
Maternal Care Unit Tours
Birthing Center Tour - A preview of our maternity services is available for expectant couples on select weekday evenings. We recommend taking your birthing tour four to five weeks prior to your due date. This free tour is for mother and coach only. Siblings are not allowed on this tour. Call 410-740-7601 at least eight weeks prior to your due date to schedule this tour or register online. Registration is required. View a video tour here.
For siblings, please consider enrolling your child(ren) in the "I’m Going to be a Big Brother/Sister Class" at the Howard County Library. For information, visit the Howard County Library website or call 410-313-7750.
New Moms Support Group
Open to first time mothers who delivered at HCGH and their babies up to 5 months old. Includes support, referrals, speakers and discussion. Space is limited and registration is required. Free.
HCGH provides a number of screenings to determine if a person is at risk for such things as high blood pressure, various types of cancer, mental health issues and diabetes. Early detection is key to improved health.
Mental Health First Aid
This nationally recognized course familiarizes you with the signs, symptoms and prevalence of mental illness. Learn how to give assistance and ways to promote recovery for family and friends. Open to residents of Howard County only. Register online.
Opioid Overdose Response Program
Learn how to administer naloxone and perform rescue breathing until help arrives. To register for this Howard County Health Department class or for more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-313-6245.