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Group Events Hosted Onsite at Florida Hospital Zephyrhills

“Tools to Quit” Tobacco Cessation Program

Florida Hospital Zephyrhills has partnered with Gulfcoast North Area Health Education Center (GNAHEC) to provide a free tobacco cessation seminar.  The “Tools to Quit” tobacco cessation program is a one-time, 2.5 hour program aimed at providing all the information, tools, and resources needed to quit using tobacco. Participants will receive four weeks of optional nicotine replacement therapy including patches, gum or lozenges. Classes are held once per month and there is no cost to attend.  

  • Location: Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, First Floor Education Room, 7050 Gall Boulevard, Zephyrhills, FL 33541
  • Day/Time: Once per month
  • Registration: Call (813) 929-1000
  • Cost: Free

Prepared Childbirth

Get prepared for your special delivery with this informative class. This five-week series provides valuable information regarding labor, delivery and postpartum, allowing parents to make informed choices.

  • Location: Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, First Floor Education Room, 7050 Gall Boulevard, Zephyrhills, FL 33541
  • Day/Time: Meets weekly for five weeks
  • Registration: Call (813) 783-6124
  • Cost: $60 per couple, or free/reduced with a referral from Healthy Start

Breastfeeding Basics

Ensure the best start possible for your baby. This class provides information regarding the healthy benefits of breastfeeding for both you and your baby.

  • Location: Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, First Floor Education Room, 7050 Gall Boulevard, Zephyrhills, FL 33541
  • Day/Time: One session
  • Registration: Call (813) 783-6124
  • Cost: $20 per couple, or free/reduced with a referral from Healthy Start

Friends and Family CPR for Infants

The CPR class is taught using the American Heart Association Friends and Family curriculum. This class teaches lifesaving skills every expectant family should know.

  • Location: Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, First Floor Education Room, 7050 Gall Boulevard, Zephyrhills, FL 33541
  • Day/Time: One session, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Registration: Call (813) 783-6124
  • Cost: $20 per couple, or free/reduced with a referral from Healthy Start

Water Aerobics

Enjoy exercise and swimming during this fun class. Appropriate for most ages and fitness levels.

  • Location: Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, Therapy Department Pool – First Floor, 7050 Gall Boulevard, Zephyrhills, FL 33541
  • Day/Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays – OR – Monday, Wednesday, & Friday
  • Registration: Call (813) 788-0411, extension 1429
  • Cost: $28 per month for Tue & Thu – OR – $42 per month for Mon, Wed & Fri

Stroke Support Group

Join Florida Hospital for a support group designed to help stroke patients and their caregivers as they adjust to changes in their daily lives.

  • Location: Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, Wellness Center Conference Room, 7050 Gall Boulevard, Zephyrhills, FL 33541
  • Day/Time: Third Thursday of Each Month, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Registration: Not required
  • Cost: Free

Depression/Bipolar Support Group

Depression and bipolar disorder can be isolating illnesses. This support group can help you connect with others who have been there as well, and can help you to get the support that is essential to recovery.

  • Location: Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, Physical Therapy Waiting Room – First Floor, 7050 Gall Boulevard, Zephyrhills, FL 33541
  • Day/Time: Every Monday, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Registration: Not required
  • Cost: Free

Diabetes Support Group

Diabetes is a complex, multifaceted disease.   This support group is designed to help you learn how to better manage and control your diabetes, reduce complications and improve your overall health. 

  • Location: Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, Wellness Center Conference Room, 7050 Gall Boulevard, Zephyrhills, FL 33541
  • Day/Time: First Tuesday of Each Month, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Registration: Not required
  • Cost: Free

Heart Failure Support Group

Our team of experienced healthcare professionals, along with the support of fellow heart failure patients, will help build the skills you need to successfully manage your care. This support group is designed to educate and support our heart failure patients as they cope with heart disease.

  • Location: Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, Wellness Center Conference Room, 7050 Gall Boulevard, Zephyrhills, FL 33541
  • Day/Time: First Thursday of Each Month, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
  • Registration: Not required
  • Cost: Free

Parkinson's Support Group

Some people may have difficulty coping with Parkinson's disease. It may be hard for them to ask their doctor questions or talk about their problems with family or friends. A support group may be just the right answer. Many patients have gained encouragement from meeting with others who have Parkinson's disease. The meetings provide an opportunity to discuss experiences and feelings and to share solutions to common problems.

  • Location: Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, Wellness Center Conference Room, 7050 Gall Boulevard, Zephyrhills, FL 33541
  • Day/Time: Second Wednesday of Each Month, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  • Registration: Not required
  • Cost: Free

Healthy Heart Nutrition Class

Learn how nutrition can help prevent and even reverse heart disease. Lecture and handouts will include what you need to know about fiber, saturated and trans fats, and more. Testimonials from past attendees include unexpected weight loss!

  • Location: Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, Wellness Center Conference Room, 7050 Gall Boulevard, Zephyrhills, FL 33541
  • Day/Time: First Wednesday of Each Month, 9:30 am to 10:30 am
  • Registration: Not required
  • Cost: Free

Other Resources and Support

Speaker’s Bureau

If your organization is seeking a guest speaker for an upcoming meeting or event, please consider Florida Hospital Zephyrhills. Because your health and well-being are important to us, the Hospital is pleased to offer a Speaker’s Bureau to provide a variety of guest speakers, at no cost, as a part of our mission of providing ongoing community education. We look forward to providing your organization with a professional and knowledgeable speaker.

Available topics include: Breast Health, Cardiac Care, Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, Diabetes Education and Nutrition, Home Health Care, Optimum Health, Importance of Sleep, Interventional Pain Medicine, Medication Management, Neuroscience, New Treatments & Procedures, Obesity & Chronic Disease management, orthopaedic Care, Prevention/ Wellness, Rehabilitation Services, Robotic Partial Knee Replacement, Stroke, Vitamins, Wellness, and more.

To request a speaker, please call (813) 783-6192 or email FHZ.Marketing@ahss.org. Please contact us with your request 4-6 weeks in advance of your event, so that we can customize the speaker to best meet your needs.

Florida HIV/AIDS Hotline

The Florida HIV/AIDS Hotline is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 9:00 pm, and on Saturdays from 10:30 am to 6:30 pm. The four hotline numbers available are:

  • 1-800-FLA-AIDS (352-2437)   ENGLISH
  • 1-800-545-SIDA (545-7432)   SPANISH
  • 1-800-AIDS-101 (243-7101)   HAITIAN CREOLE
  • 1-888-503-7118                     TDD/TYY-HEARING/SPEECH IMPAIRED

Online Chat: The Florida HIV/AIDS Hotline offers anonymous and confidential online chatting with a certified HIV/AIDS counselor on the hotline website. To initiate the chatting feature go to http://211bigbend.net/hotlines/florida-hivaids-hotline.html and click on the blue "Ready to Chat When You Are" button in the lower right hand corner. The chatting feature will be available during regular hotline hours.

Reach a Certified HIV/AIDS Counselor by Email: http://211bigbend.net/contact-florida-hivaids-hotline-counselor.html

Online Resource Directory: http://211bigbendaids.bowmansystems.com/