Classes at Mahaska Health

Mahaska Health offers Healthcare Provider level life support classes to the public.

Pre-registration is required for each class. Includes course material and Certification Card. Pay via cash or check payable to Mahaska Health Partnership. Please bring payment to class. Books are not included in the cost. Books can be loaned out to participants, and are to be returned to Mahaska Health.

You may pre-register by contacting the Mahaska Health Education Coordinator at 641.672.3162 or by completing the form below.

Class Location:

Unless noted otherwise, all courses take place on the Mahaska Health campus, in Education Center A (ECA). Enter Door #2, proceed to the second floor and the meeting room will be to your right.

Current Healthcare Training Courses

BLS cost – $95

Heartcode BLS blended online and in-person courses are also offered at a reduced price but by appointment only. Please contact the Mahaska Health Education Coordinator at 641.672.3162 to get more details about this option.

April 2nd, Tuesday, 1:00pm-4:30pm
April 25th, Thursday, 8:00am-11:30am

May 6th, Monday, 8:00am-11:30am
May 29th, Wednesday, 1:00pm-4:30pm

June 4th, Tuesday, 8:00am-11:30am
June 24th, Monday, 1:00pm-4:30pm

July 2nd, Tuesday, 1:00pm-4:30pm
July 26th, Friday, 8:00am-11:30am

ACLS Initial Certification – must attend both day 1 and 2
$190 – includes class time and certification card, book not included.

ACLS Renewal
$110 – includes class time and certification card, book not included.

2024 Dates
April 23rd, Tuesday, 8:00am-2:30pm ACLS Renewal
May 23rd, Thursday, 8:00am-2:30pm ACLS Renewal
June 12th, Wednesday, 8:00am-4:30pm ACLS Initial – Day 1
June 13th, Thursday, 8:00am-12:30pm ACLS Initial – Day 2

Initial Certification

Cost $190 – includes class and certification card, not book

Renewal Certification

Cost $110 – includes class and certification card, not book

2024 Scheduled Dates:

April 10th, Wednesday, 8:00am-2:30pm PALS Renewal
May 14th, Tuesday, 8:00am-2:30pm PALS Renewal

The AHA’s Heartsaver® CPR / AED Course is a classroom, Instructor-led course designed to prepare students to provide CPR and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in a safe, timely, and effective manner. Upon successful completion of the course, including a CPR and AED skills test, students receive a Heartsaver® CPR/AED course completion card, valid for two years.

Heartsaver CPR/AED is offered in the classroom setting for local businesses wanting to certify their staff.
A blended online & in-person course is also offered for those wanting to save time and money. This option is perfect for those needing CPR certification for coaching or foster care.

Please contact the education coordinator for Heartsaver® CPR / AED Course at 641.672.3162 to discuss which option Heartsaver® would work best for you.

Don’t see a class you’re interested in? Call us to see if Mahaska Health can help you locate a service nearby.

Complete form to pre-register for a class, or call 641.672.3162.

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Alzheimer’s Support Group

The Alzheimer’s Support Group is organized by members of the community for anyone whose life has been affected by a loved one with Alzheimer’s. The group meets on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm in the Private Dining Room.

Meetings are held at Homestead Assisted Living & Memory Care

2102 S Market St
Oskaloosa, IA 52577

Medical Nutrition Therapy

Our Registered Dietitian is available to provide inpatient and outpatient nutritional education and works closely with you to develop a personalized eating plan specific to your unique goals and needs. We counsel people of all ages on nutrition as well as those affected by certain conditions such as obesity, thyroid issues, diabetes and more.

Individual Nutrition Education and Follow Up

  • Type I and Type II diabetes
  • Pre Diabetes
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Chronic Renal Disease
  • Cardiac Conditions
  • Obesity
  • Failure to Thrive / Underweight
  • Celiac Disease
  • Food Allergies
  • Pre Weight Loss Surgery
  • Education (Gastric Bypass or Lap band)


Fees and Payment Options

Fees for Diabetes Education or counseling by a Registered Dietitian may be covered by insurance and may also require a referral from your primary care provider. Our dietitian can assist you in obtaining this referral. Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance and private pay are all accepted.


Registered Dietitian Lea Rice’s office is best accessed by entering through entrance #4.