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Wellness Programs

Meriter Classes

Meriter proudly offers community classes focused on health information and wellness, including yoga, birthing/parenting, journaling and much more.

Visit to see our current offerings. Reimbursement options may be available to you through your insurance provider.

Pathways to Good Health

Meriter is committed to providing you preventive and wellness resources for good health. Please click below or contact your health care team if you’d like to learn more.

Breaking the Cycle

  • Smoking Cessation – Mindfulness Training for Smokers 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 weight-loss 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 participants develop lifelong exercise habits while reducing aimed at helping participants 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 participants 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 for current price and 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 Physician's Plus, go to for details.


Mind-Body Wellness

  • 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 for free audio relaxation exercises, including guided imagery, deep breathing and progressive body relaxation.

Health Management

  • 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 or Type 2, pregnant, newly diagnosed or looking to get back on track, Meriter has group classes to educate and support you.
  • Diabetes Care Nutrition – Our registered dietitian, as part of the Diabetes Care Team, provides medical nutrition therapy 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 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 specialty-trained therapists who are 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.

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