Babysitting/Home Alone classes & Sports Physicals


SGCMH offers youngsters Home Alone and babysitting classes

Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital is once again offering its popular Home Alone and Babysitting classes after a one year hiatus due to COVID.

Home Alone includes discussions on safety, first aid and self-care and will help prepare children for the times when they will be home alone. Registration fee is $10. The hospital is taking COVID precautions and is limiting class size to 20, however, to accommodate demand for the Home Alone class, there will be four sessions. The date and times for Home Alone will be June 21 and 22, 8 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. each day. One class will be filled at a time and after registration, parents will be notified which session has been reserved for their child.

The babysitting class will be held June 23 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a one-day competency-based program for youths who have completed at least the 6th grade. Topics covered include infant care, first aid, and handling emergency situations. The $20.00 registration fee includes lunch and class materials.

Both the Home Alone and Babysitting classes will be led by instructor Joan Flieg.

Registration can be made online  From the list of calendar events, click on the Home Alone or Babysitting Class for the registration form. After submitting the registration, you will be directed to the secure payment form.

SGCMH to offer sports physicals

To prepare for summer sports and the fall school year, many parents are scheduling their children for sport physicals. Sports physicals are important if your child or teen is considering even casually playing sports.

Since COVID is still part of the landscape, Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital (SGCMH) is providing sports physicals in the clinics instead of at the schools as they have in the past. They are available at Apple Kids Pediatrics and Bloomsdale Family Health Care Pediatrics. If physicals are scheduled between May 17 and May 28, $15 of the cost will be donated back to the student’s school.

Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian and bring the signed (by parent or guardian) MSHAA physical form, which can be downloaded from their schools’ website.

A routine physical examination during a sports physical includes an assessment of vital signs, vision screenings and hearing screenings. Providers also look for joint and muscle problems.

Bhargav Kanani, MD, FAAP; Shilpa Desai, MD, FAAP; Gail Craft, RN, CS, FNP will be performing physicals at Apple Kids Pediatrics, 590 Pine Drive (573-883-4455). Kelli Brockman, MD will provide sports physicals at Bloomsdale Family Health Care Pediatrics at the Bloomsdale Medical Centre, 255 Boderman Lane (573-483-9492).

“Our providers perform sports physicals to help keep students healthy and make sure they’ll be able to enjoy playing the sports they love,” said Tina Poston, Director of Marketing & Community Relations.

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