Community Education

2220 Canterbury Drive
Hays, KS 67601 | Directions

Ellis County Community
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Community Blood Screenings
(please fill out and bring to blood screening)

HaysMed Entrance B
2220 Canterbury
6:30 am – 10:00 am

Cost Profile – $30 / PSA – $20 / HGBA1C – $15 / Now Offering Vitamin D Screen $30
10-12 hour fasting preferred

Upcoming Screenings

HaysMed Community

Infant CPR Classes

The AHA’s Infant CPR Anytime personal learning program offers an easy and effective training tool for new parents, grandparents, babysitters and anyone caring for an infant. It teaches the core skills of infant CPR and choking relief in about 20 minutes by using a personal kit. The kit contains everything needed to learn basic CPR and choking relief anywhere, from the comfort of home to a large community group setting.

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Breath. Sleep. Be Healthy.


Good sleep is as necessary as the air we breathe and as the food we eat to live and function at our best. How’s your sleep? This is for those who have questions about sleep including quantity, quality and problems associated with poor sleep. You spend one third of your life doing it, do it right! Sessions begin at 5:30 pm with a light snack followed by the roundtable discussion.

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Diabetes Solutions

To provide quality, comprehensive diabetes self-management education. We believe that education is the key to empowering the individual with diabetes to better manage their disease.  Diabetes Solutions is accredited by the American Diabetes Association.

Coffee & Conversation

Coffee and Conversation is a free quarterly program sponsored by the HaysMed DeBakey Heart Institute where you can have your heart questions answered by one of the heart specialists.  Sessions begin at 5:30 pm with a light snack followed by the roundtable discussion.

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Community CPR Training

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Let's Talk - HaysMed Orthopedic Institute

“For those who have orthopedic needs and the people who care about them.”

Let’s Talk is a free program sponsored by the Hays Orthopedic Institute where you can have all your orthopedic needs answered by one of the Orthopedic Surgeon and Physician Assistant.  Sessions begin at 6:00pm Registration with Healthy Snacks followed by Presentation and ending with Q&A.

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Look Good, Feel Better

Look Good Feel Better is a free program from the American Cancer Society designed for women dealing with hair loss and skin changes from chemotherapy and radiation. You will learn specific techniques to help make the most of your appearance while undergoing treatment. Sessions are held monthly at the Dreiling/Schmidt Cancer Institute by the American Cancer Society. Call 785.623.5757 for more information.

Look Good Feel Better Information

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Meditation & Relaxation for Cancer Patients

The Meditation and Relaxation group is for anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer or who has finished treatment. When you attend the group you will be led through a guided imagery script to promote relaxation and calmness designed to aid in coping with a diagnosis of cancer.

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Professional Programs

Understanding Birth eClass Online Course

Can’t come to a childbirth class? We’ll bring it to you! Consider the Understanding Birth eClass your go-to guide for answers you can trust on childbirth. This interactive online course covers essential information on labor and more, and highlights ways partners can help throughout the process. You’ll also get a sense of what labor is really like as you watch several birth stories. You’ll even have an opportunity to create your own birth plan! Click here to enroll.

Understanding Breastfeeding eClass Online Course

Making the decision to breastfeed is one of the best things you can do for your baby! As with any new experience, you probably have lots of questions. Consider the Understanding Breastfeeding eClass your go-to guide for answers. This interactive online course covers the essentials, including clear animation and plenty of video examples. It lets you know when to call for help and includes partner tips throughout. You will also have the opportunity to track feedings with an easy-to-use tracker! Click here to enroll.


Women will receive education at their prenatal appointments at The Center for Women’s Health throughout their pregnancy.  Women interested in applying for WIC during their pregnancy are encouraged to contact their local Health Department. To contact our local Ellis County Health Department visit and Kansas WIC at