Meriter proudly offers community classes focused on health information and wellness, including yoga, birthing/parenting, journaling and much more.
Visit meriter.com/classes to see our current offerings. Reimbursement options may be available to you through your insurance provider.
Pathways to Good Health
Meriter-UnityPoint Health is committed to providing you preventive and wellness resources for good health. Please click below if you'd like to learn about one of our various wellness programs or contact your health care team for more information.
Manage the Holidays Mindfully
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle of the upcoming holidays? If so, you're not alone! Starting November 11, our 4-class program will teach you mindfulness skills to cope with stressful holiday demands such as gift shopping, decorating and family get-togethers. Learn more!
Breaking the Cycle
Smoking Cessation – Mindfulness Training for Smokers (MTS) is a 7-week program designed for smokers who have tried to quit and relapsed. Other smoking cessation options are available by calling (608) 417-QUIT (7848).
NewStart – Meriter’s rehabilitation program for substance use disorders provides confidential, caring treatment to adults and adolescents.
Weight & Nutrition
Nutrition Programs – Our Registered Dietitians provide instruction and counseling regarding healthy diets, weight loss, dietary changes for managing health conditions and more.
Healthy Weight Program – Through this medically-managed weight loss program, our multidisciplinary team will help you set realistic goals and develop a plan to achieve them.
Get Fit! – This 10-week exercise and healthy eating program will get you started on the path to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, along with a healthy lifestyle.
Stay Fit! – This self-monitored, medically supervised exercise program is aimed at helping you develop lifelong exercise habits while reducing medical risks.
Am I Hungry?® - This 8-week comprehensive lifestyle and weight management program provides mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral tools, in addition to fitness and nutrition education, to guide you toward sustainable, healthy lifestyle changes.
Exercise Consults - If you are looking to start an exercise program or want to make changes in your current exercise routine, meet with our staff for an exercise consult. This appointment will be individualized based on your needs and may include a review of your medical history, discussion of your exercise goals and assessment of your blood pressure, weight, aerobic capacity, body composition, an exercise prescription and plan for progression. Call Meriter Hospital’s Wellness Center to schedule an appointment at (608) 417-6102. You may be able to apply for reimbursement from your insurance plan - check with them for details. For Physicians Plus, go to www.pplusic.com for details.
Mind Body Medicine – This group will help you recognize the sources of stress in your life and teach you how to manage stress-related symptoms and illnesses.
Medical Psychology – Our experts in this specialized field are dedicated to helping individuals deal psychologically with illness, disease or traumatic injury.
Acupuncture–Meriter offers acupuncture services to complement traditional medicine for certain conditions.
Relaxation Exercises – Visit meriter.com/medicalpsychology for free audio relaxation exercises, including guided imagery, deep breathing and progressive body relaxation.
Women’s HeartCare – This comprehensive cardiovascular program is designed especially for women by women. We help you find out your risk for heart disease and steps to prevent it.
Diabetes Care – Whether you’re Type 1, Type 2, pregnant, newly diagnosed or looking to get back on track, Meriter has has a coordinated team of endocrinologists, health psychologists and registered dietitians offer group classes to help you successfully manage your disease.
Pain Management Groups – Through group classes, you’ll learn about the connection between events, thoughts, feelings, actions and your pain, as well as how to cope through exercise, relaxation and support.
Chronic Illness Support Group – This group offers a supportive environment in which patients can learn how to better cope and manage their various chronic health conditions.
Lipid Clinic – This program provides diagnosis and treatment for cholesterol disorders. If you are identified as high risk for heart attack or stroke, our team can develop a tailored prevention and treatment program to help you reach your goals safely and effectively. Contact your physician for more information.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Clinic – Our interdisciplinary team will help you reduce the effects of IBS on your daily life and have better overall control of your symptoms. Treatment focuses on lifestyle changes, improving your diet, medication review and learning techniques to manage stress. Contact your physician for more information.
Therapy Services – Physical, occupational, speech and return-to-work therapies are offered at seven locations throughout Madison. Care is provided by specially-trained therapists skilled in evaluating and aiding recovery from orthopedic, women’s, pediatric, stroke, spine and neurological conditions.
Cardiac Rehabilitation – Meriter's program is an important element in your long-term recovery. Working in step with your doctor and cardiologist, our staff will aid in speeding your recovery, rebuilding your strength and self-confidence, and reducing your risk of future heart events.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation – Our outpatient program is designed to help you cope with chronic lung disease and improve your breathing and overall health. You will work with our rehabilitation staff to improve your strength, endurance, nutrition and emotional well-being.