Health Education, Wellness Programs and Special Events

Saint Anthony's offers hospital-based education classes and special events for the health and well-being of the Alton community.  Register to attend any of these classes or events by calling Saint Anthony's Health Resource Center at 618/465-2264.


Cholesterol and Glucose Screenings
Fingerstick Cholesterol and Glucose Screenings are offered by Saint Anthony's Health Center each month. 618-465-2264.
Years of Change for Girls

This free program focuses on growth and development when maturing from a girl to a young woman. Girls and adult participants will learn about basic anatomy, physical, emotional and mental changes that take place. 

Babysitting Clinic
Training for youth ages 9 to16 who are interested in babysitting or responsible for younger siblings after school, this training program provides basic information on infant and child safety and infant care, as well as age-appropriate developmental activities and more.
Free Knee and Shoulder Screening
Saint Anthony’s professional rehabilitation staff will assess joint pain, answer questions about activity and exercise, and if needed, recommend options for further diagnosis or treatment in collaboration with each individual’s physician.
Balance Screenings
It is estimated that nearly 50 percent of people age 65 and over experience falls, with the majority experiencing repeated falls. Plan to attend our free balance screening.
Look Good...Feel Better

In partnership with the American Cancer Society, this program teaches women how to cope with the appearance related side effects of their cancer treatment.

Hand and Wrist Screenings
Hand and Wrist Screening: OSF Saint Anthony’s therapy professionals will assess joint pain, answer questions about activity and exercise, and if needed, recommend options for further diagnosis or treatment.
Blood Drives

Give the gift of life at a local Blood Drive hosted by Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center at Saint Anthony's Health Center, Alton.  

Prostate Cancer Screenings
Free screenings for prostate cancer, conducted by board certified physicians, are held in the Radiation Oncology department at Saint Clare’s Hospital.
Prenatal Education Classes

Expecting parents can take free Prenatal Education classes when delivering at Saint Anthony's Women's Pavilion in Alton.

Find Freedom From Smoking!

Free eight-week smoking cessation course offered in conjunction with the American Lung Association, and held at Saint Clare’s Professional Building in Alton.

Women's Health

Programs offered for women, including: heart health, cancer prevention, family health, and more.

Sports Performance and Enhancement
Saint Anthony's Sports Performance and Enhancement program can improve your speed, agility, endurance and power to bring you to your optimal level of athletic ability.
AARP Driver Safety Class
The AARP Driver Safety Program, offered at Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton, is the nation's first and largest refresher course for drivers age 50 and older that has helped millions of drivers remain safe on today's roads, according to AARP.
Natural Family Planning

The class taught by the Couple to Couple League, explores natural family planning without the use of drugs or devices and is free from medical hazards and side effects. Class is held at Saint Clare's Hospital. For more information or upcoming class dates, please call Joan Kane at 618/466-4410.

Cancer Screening and Cancer Programs

Saint Anthony's Cancer Center of Excellence offers programs including: Look Good...Feel Better, Freedom From Smoking, Cancer Support Groups and Cancer Prevention programs. 

CPR, First Aid and ACLS Classes

Classes for Healthcare Provider CPR, Heartsaver CPR, Basic First Aid, ACLS and PALS are offered by Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton.

Skin Cancer Screenings

Cancer screening tests are also important because cancers that are found early are easier to treat. People who have had any type of skin cancer should take special care to check for new skin cancers. Monthly screenings are performed by Dr. Noor Ahmed, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon.

Blood Pressure Screenings

Free Blood Pressure Screenings are offered weekly. Call 618-465-2264.

Living With Diabetes

Facilitated by the professional staff of Saint Anthony's Diabetes Treatment Center, this three-session series includes understanding diabetes, preventing complications, meal planning, medications and monitoring.  Gestational diabetes and Insulin pump starts are also included.  Follow-up visit and post-instruction

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