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Better Breathers Club

Living with a chronic lung disease can be easier. Better Breathers Clubs are welcoming support groups for individuals with chronic lung disease and their caregivers. Learn better ways to cope with conditions such as COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, and asthma while getting the support of others in similar situations. Led by a trained facilitator, these in-person adult support groups give you the tools you need to live the best quality of life you can.

This Better Breathers Club will be held on the first Thursday of every month, at the Opelousas General Health System - South Campus in Opelousas. All Club sessions will run from 10:00 AM to 11 AM.

For more information or to register call (337) 594-3801.

Opelousas General Health System - South Campus
3983 I-49 Service Rd
Opelousas, LA 70570
South Campus Main Office Building, 1st Floor Conference Room

Free Child Safety Seat Installations

Assistance with child safety seats is offered free in Louisiana! Join nationally certified technicians as we work to reduce serious injuries and fatalities in children by making sure your child's safety seats are installed properly. To schedule an installation, please contact Lauryn Allgood at (337)948-5140 or

By Stander CPR

Community involvement intended for early care for victims with cardiac arrest. For more information, or to schedule a CPR class call the Education Center at: (337) 594-3825.

Pre-natal Classes

Free Pre-natal Classes are held in February, April, June, August, October and December on the first 3 Thursdays beginning at 6:00 p.m. in our 3rd floor Auditorium at Main Campus. The class series covers breastfeeding and infant care, as well as a tour of the Labor and Delivery Unit. To register or for more information, call (337) 948-5103.

Business/Company Health Fair

Free health screenings to companies upon enrollment. For more information call WellnessWorks at: (337) 948-5157.

First Aid

Provides education for care of victims within the first 5 minutes of an accident or medical emergency. For information or to schedule a class please call the Education Center at: (337) 549-3801

PAGE Group (People Actively Growing Emotionally)

Developing healthy relationships, enhancing communication skills and behavior modification. Meetings are held weekly on Tuesdays. For more information call the Education Center at: (337) 594-3825.

Safe Sitters

Improve the quality of babysitting for children ages 11-13 years of age. For more information, or to schedule a class call the Education Center at: (337) 594-3801.

Shots for Tots

Immunization for infants, children and including young adults to age 18. For more information call the OB Department at: (337) 948-5148.

Life's Champions

A program for those 55 plus that offers education, social events, newsletter and discounts in the hospital gift shop and cafeteria. For more information call: (337) 948-3011, ext.7189.

Lactation Services

OGHS has a staffed International, Board-Certified Lactation Consultant who offers inpatient and outpatient lactation consults for our breast-feeding patients. More information can be viewed under the "Women's Services" tab, or you can call Lauren David at 337-594-3804 or 337-948-3011 (Ext. 3960).
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