Education Department


Below are some of the classes that our Education Department offers. Download a full schedule of classes or call us at 256-233-9536.

Diabetes Education Classes

Diabetes Education Classes are offered twice a month for those referred by their physician. The class is eight hours long and is presented by Diabetes Nurse Educators who teach the medical aspects of diabetes and a Registered Dietitian who teaches the nutritional aspects of diabetes. A nutritious lunch is provided. Patients register on an outpatient basis and insurance is filed by the hospital.

A monthly support group is offered at no charge for patients, family members of patients, and the public. Health professionals speak on a variety of subjects in order to update patients on diabetes. The Support Group offers a great opportunity to network with others.

Individual Nutritional Counseling

Individual nutritional counseling is offered for an hourly fee. Our Registered Dietitian can help you with diets for specific medical conditions (diabetes, heart disease, renal diets, low cholesterol, etc) and for weight loss. Please call 256-233-9146 for more information.

Childbirth Classes

Taught by Registered Nurses from our Mother/Baby unit, childbirth classes are designed to help you understand the effects of pregnancy, labor, delivery, and post-delivery, specializing in labor support and breathing techniques. Prenatal and postpartum support is emphasized, plus exploration of newborn care. Contact the Mother/Baby Unit with any questions at 256-233-9484.

Breastfeeding Classes

Taught by our board certified Lactation Consultant, Ann Sheaves,this class will give you the information needed to get breastfeeding off to a good start. Basic breastfeeding information, along with pumping, and returning to work/school are discussed. Contact Ann today with any questions or comments at 256-233-9486.

American Heart Association Basic Life Support

This CPR class is taught by certified instructors. The class covers adult, child, and infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation, AED use, and choking.


Telephone: 256-233-9536
Education Department
Athens-Limestone Hospital
700 West Market Street
P.O. Box 999
Athens, Alabama 35612