Community Education

Hello Health

Hello Health is a healthcare seminar series for the community. Reaching across all of Ochsner's service areas, local experts, including Ochsner and other community physicians, discuss relevant and important health topics. Some examples of past presentations include cancer treatments, nutrition and stress reduction. The seminars offer participants a chance to learn about these various medical topics as well as ask whatever questions they may have. These seminars are open to the public and are taped at a local venue and aired on WLAE-TV. In addition, the videos of previous Hello Health seminars are available for free here. View the upcoming schedule of Hello Health seminars.

Golden Opportunity

Golden Opportunity (GO) is a membership program that promotes an active, healthy and independent lifestyle for those fifty years and older. Operating under the premise that “it’s not about more years; it’s about better years,” this lifestyle program provides the opportunity to become more active and social with your peers, create new and exciting memories and build a healthier body, mind and spirit. GO offers a broad array of wellness services, educational information, diagnostic screenings, social activities and travel opportunities to keep seniors on track for optimum health. GO is available at Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, Covington, North Shore and West Bank. For more about Golden Opportunity, including membership information, click here.

Safe Sitter

Safe Sitter® prepares students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. Students learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who’s choking, and helpful information like what to do if there’s severe weather. The lessons are filled with fun activities and role-playing exercises. Students even get to use CPR manikins to practice CPR and choking rescue! For more information on the Safe Sitter program, visit

To register for Safe Sitter classes at Ochsner Medical Center - West Bank Campus, call 504-391-5529.

To register for Safe Sitter classes at Ochsner in Baton Rouge, call 225-755-4944.

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Medical Library Services

Ochsner Medical Library provides information and support for patients, family members, and visitors of Ochsner. A collection of patient education, health, and wellness resources is available in print and electronic formats. Staff members can show patrons how to find easy-to-understand medical information on the Internet. Patients and family may borrow fiction and non-fiction books while in the hospital. The facility offers computers, document scanning, printing, and faxing services plus quiet space for reading and research. For more details about Ochsner Medical Library services, visit our website or call 504-842-3760.

Congregational Wellness

Ochsner has teamed up with local faith-based communities throughout our regions in a true partnership to bring Nutrition Education, Exercise and Fitness and Health-Related Educational Classes to the congregations. The goal of this partnership program is to empower the congregations to take charge of their health and provide educational resources to ensure that all community members have the tools and knowledge to live stronger, healthier lives.

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