Methodist Healthcare System | Keeping Well | Fall 2019

Connections COMMUNITY Call-A-Nurse for Children from Methodist Children’s Hospital 210-22-NURSE (210-226-8773) Monday–Friday, 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. Weekends and major holidays When your child has a medi- cal need, Call-A-Nurse for Chil- dren from Methodist Children’s Hospital has specially trained pediatric nurses to assist you with medical advice concerning your child. HealthBus and Well Waldo’s Wheels 210-MHS-RIDE (210-647-7433) Do you worry about how you will get to Methodist Hospital South Hosts Community Health Fair HEALTH AND SAFETY FALL PREVENTION Afraid of falling? Fall awareness lengthens lives. Falling is NOT a normal part of aging, and most falls can be prevented. Attend this free class and learn how to manage your risk factors and live a full and active life. Visit for a complete list of dates, times and locations. BOOT SCOOTIN’ TO GOOD HEALTH: LINE DANCING Line dancing is a great way to exercise while hav- ing fun! You can find a complete list of line danc- ing classes sponsored by Methodist Healthcare at . DIABETES EDUCATION CLASSES Methodist Healthcare offers classes to help people manage their diabetes and improve their qual- ity of life. For dates, times and locations for the classes, call the Methodist Healthcare HealthLine at 210-575-0355 or 800-333-7333 . DISCOUNTED TAI CHI CLASSES Instructor Chiquita Picardo offers these classes regularly. Call 210-653-1866 for more information. YOGA WITH LIGHT HAND WEIGHTS Regain youthful strength and flexibility. Call Gloria at 210-364-8859 for details. HAND AND FOOT CARDS Hand and foot cards is played on Mondays from 1 to 4 p.m. at King of Kings Lutheran Church. Please contact Earlene Nutt at 210-462-6870 for more information. WEIGHT-LOSS SURGERY SEMINARS Metropolitan Methodist Hospital and Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital have outstanding weight-loss surgery programs. Visit and sign up to attend a seminar to learn more. FIRST STEPS EDUCATIONAL CLASSES NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE A select offering of First Steps classes is now available online. These classes include: CHILDBIRTH BASICS Learn about the different stages of labor, medical proce- dures and types of births. NEWBORN CARE Learn about the transition into your new role as a parent, the baby’s homecoming and basic infant care. BREASTFEEDING Create a foundation of breastfeeding for singles and multiples to give you the knowledge necessary to start breastfeeding as soon as your baby is born. For a complete list of classes, visit calendar . To register and for more information, visit or call 210-575-0355 . Fees may apply. ENTERTAINMENT BROADWAY MAGIC SERIES If you are a member of 55PLUS® or WomanPlus®, you can purchase Broadway in San Antonio tickets directly by going to . The promo code is 55WOMANPLUS. The website will show you what the ticket price is through Ticketmaster as well as the discounted ticket price. Discounts range from 15 to 40 percent. Unless otherwise noted, everyone needs a ticket, regardless of age. Please visit the website for prices and the most up-to-date listing of shows. JOSEPHINE THEATER The Josephine Theater offers tickets for 55PLUS®and WomanPlus®members. Major credit cards, debit cards, checks or in-person cash are accepted. Margie, our ticket coordinator, is available to answer questions or assist with ticket purchases Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 210-734-4646 for more information. Present your WomanPlus® or 55PLUS® membership card to purchase tickets at a discount. Methodist Healthcare’s Patient Portal Managing your health care is easier than ever . Our patient portal allows secure online access to your hospital medical records, 24 hours a day, from your computer, tablet or smartphone. Visit To learn more about patient portal, or to create your account. Need help or have questions? Call 855-422-6625. Features offered by our Patient Portal: Lab results, reports, hospital pre-registration, find a doctor and make an appointment, bill pay, registration for classes and events, and more. your next doctor’s appointment? Do you use a wheelchair and need a little extra assistance getting to the hospital for out- patient testing? Do you have a child with special needs and lack a vehicle that can accommodate your child’s medical trans- portation needs? Methodist Healthcare has the answer. HealthBus for adults and Well Waldo’s Wheels for children and expectant moms provide transportation from your home to your doctor’s office or hospital and then pick you up later and take you home. For information on how to schedule a ride and specific hospitals and ZIP codes served, please phone 210-MHS-RIDE. Important Phone Numbers for Your Healthcare Needs Methodist Hospital South recently hosted the Atascosa County Community Health Fair in Jourdanton. The free event provided a variety of health screenings, includ- ing glucometer testing, kidney testing and sleep apnea evaluation. Close to 60 vendors provided information for area families. 2 K E E P I N G W E L L   F A L L 2 0 1 9 N E W S , V I E W S & T I P S H E A L T H T A L K