Committed to helping you stay well! The staff at Citizens Medical Center is dedicated to helping patients get better when they are sick or injured. We are also committed to helping our community stay well.

HealthWISE Community Education

HealthWISE is a community education and corporate health service of Citizens Medical Center. Through educational programs and preventive screenings, HealthWISE helps build healthy individuals, healthy families, healthy employees, and, thus, a healthy community.

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HealthWISE community education programs include: American Heart Association Adult/Child and Infant CPR, American Heart Association Basic and Pediatric First Aid, SIDS and Shaken Baby Syndrome Class, Safe Sitter Babysitting Class, Mended Hearts – Cardiac Support Group, Sweet Talkers Lunch Bunch – Diabetes Support Group, Diabetes Self-Management Class, Be WISE with HealthWISE quarterly speaker series, and HealthWISE Moments. For more information on HealthWISE public offerings please call HealthWISE at 578-WISE (9473).

HealthWISE Corporate Services

HealthWISE also offers comprehensive corporate health programs. Each business is different, so programs are designed to meet your specific needs. HealthWISE corporate services include: Pre-employment and annual physicals and screenings (basic, DOT, job-specific), Post-accident and random drug and alcohol screening, Private safety classes – CPR, First Aid, and Bloodborne Pathogens, Citizens HealthPlex Corporate Partnerships, Corporate Health Fairs, and Wellness Programs.

For more information about HealthWISE corporate services please call HealthWISE at 578-WISE (9473).

HealthWISE Magazine

Click on the links below to view current and past issues of our quarterly HealthWISE Magazine.

Safe Sitter®

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When you accept a babysitting job, you accept the responsibility for a child’s life. Taking a Safe Sitter® class will help prepare you to be a more responsible babysitter. And you’ll HAVE FUN!

A Message to Parents…
Safe Sitter® is a medically accurate program that teaches boys and girls ages 11-13 how to handle emergencies when caring for children. This class teaches safe and nurturing childcare techniques, behavior management skills, and appropriate responses to medical emergencies.

How Do I Register?
Call (361) 572-5064 to request a registration packet. Or click here to download a packet.

Mail or bring your registration and fee to:
Citizens Medical Center
Education Department
2701 Hospital Drive
Victoria, TX 77901
Registration deadline 1 week prior to class start date. Class Fee $50

SafeSitter Schedule

1June 25 - 271:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2July 1 - 31:00 PM - 5:00 PM
3July 29 - 318:30 AM - 12:30 PM

All sessions will be held in the Central Classroom. Students must attend all days during sessions in order to receive a certification of completion.

HealthWISE Community Programs

10/21/2014Breast Cancer Bunco5:30 - 9:00 pm
Game starts at 6:30 pm
Spring Creek Place Event Center$25 per person
Participants must be 21 years of age or older

HealthWISE Education Schedule

10/23/2014Healthcare Provider CPR5:30 pm - 9:30 pmNorth Classroom$55.00
11/4/2014HeartSavers CPR / AED5:30 pm - 9:30 pmNorth Classroom$45.00
11/6/2014HeartSavers First Aid5:30 pm - 8:00 pmNorth Classroom$40.00
11/20/2014Healthcare Provider CPR5:30 pm - 9:30 pmNorth Classroom$55.00
12/2/2014HeartSavers CPR / AED5:30 pm - 9:30 pmNorth Classroom$45.00
12/4/2014HeartSavers First Aid5:30 pm - 8:00 pmNorth Classroom$40.00
12/18/2014Healthcare Provider CPR5:30 pm - 9:30 pmNorth Classroom$55.00

CPR and First Aid — All CPR and first aid classes use materials from the American Heart Association (AHA). The AHA strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the American Heart Association. Registration and prepayment are required. Call 572-5064.

HealthWISE Support Groups

Support Group
12/14/2014Breast Friends7:00 pm - 8:00 pmCitizens HealthPlexFree
11/03/2014Sweet Talkers12:00 noon -
1:00 pm
Central Classroom$5 for lunch
(free without meal)
12/01/2014Sweet Talkers12:00 noon -
1:00 pm
Central Classroom$5 for lunch
(free without meal)

HealthWISE Diabetes Education

11/06/2014Diabetes Class8:00 am - 12:00 noonCentral Classroom$25.00
12/04/2014Diabetes Class8:00 am - 12:00 noonCentral Classroom$25.00
Diabetes Education classes focus on giving the participants information about managing their diabetes through meal planning, exercise, blood glucose monitoring, and medication, if needed. These classes, offered monthly, follow the recommendations of the American Diabetes Association and are taught by a Registered Dietitian and a Diabetes Education RN. Please contact the Education Department at
(361) 572-5064 for more information.

To register or for more information please call Melissa Mosby, Diabetes Educator at
(361) 572-5064. These classes offer useful information regarding medical and insulin administration, exercise, complications, and American Diabetes Exchanges to help your life with diabetes.

PLEASE NOTE: Citizens Medical Center has adjusted the format and fee of its diabetes education program. The program will continue to follow the recommendations of the American Diabetes Association, but in a more abbreviated format. You must have a physician’s referral to attend. For more information on class schedules or to speak to a diabetes educator please call
(361) 572-5064.