Condensed Weekend Expectant Parents' Class

This weekend course covers pregnancy, labor, birth, breathing/relaxation skills, care of the newborn, and family changes.The class meets two mornings in one weekend. Meets 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday of one weekend. See schedule for dates. Pre-registration required. Your partner is ALWAYS welcome at the prenatal classes.
Schedule and Registration Form (to print out and mail in) Fee: FREE

Breastfeeding Class

A two-hour evening class for new or expectant mothers to discuss the benefits of breastfeeding to mother and baby, deciding whether or not to breastfeed, returning to work, and more. Meets 6:00-8:00 p.m. See schedule for dates.  Pre-registration required. Your partner is ALWAYS welcome at the prenatal classes. Schedule and Registration Form (to print out and mail in) Fee: FREE


CPR Courses

American Heart Association CPR courses taught by certified instructors. May be geared to specific requirements. 388-4723


Breast Cancer Screening Project

An in-house mammography program which offers reduced cost mammograms to eligible women living in our area. Workplace presentations regarding good breast health (self breast exam, clinical breast exam, and mammogram) are available. Lisa Burritt 388-4757


Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs

In a self-management program, you can develop strategies to manage your life.  Each program is evidence-based and facilitated by trained leaders.  These workshops address a range of conditions and topics, including Diabetes and Diabetes Prevention, Chronic Pain, Tobacco Cessation, Wellness Recovery Action Planning, and any type of Chronic Disease.  Workshops are offered on days and times that suit a range of schedules.  Our free programs can help you get started – and provide the support you need to keep going.  For any questions, or to register for a class, please contact Courtney Thorn, Chronic Disease Self-Management Coordinator, at (802) 388-8860 or cthorn@portermedical.org.


FREE Tobacco Cessation Program

FREE Tobacco Cessation Program to begin Wednesday, May 22nd, at Primary Care - Brandon. Learn how to make practical lifestyle changes with the support of a trained facilitator and a small group of other people looking to make a change too. Nicotine Replacement Therapy available at no cost. This workshop is open to everyone in the community, meets once a week for four weeks at 5PM, is FREE, and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. For more info or to register contact: Courtney Thorn, Community Health Team, 388-8860 or cthorn@portermedical.org.