Community Classes

This parenting class series is a five-session class held on five consecutive Tuesdays. It is designed for first time parents and coaches. Lectures, handouts and videos cover topics such as:

  • The physical and emotional changes of pregnancy 
  • What to expect during labor and delivery 
  • Comfort measures including breathing and relaxation techniques 
  • Cesarean delivery 
  • Breast feeding/bottle feeding 
  • Newborn babies - Car seat safety, soothing a crying baby, bathing an infant, infant massage, tummy time, holding, dressing, diapering, and swaddling a newborn
  • Tours of Fairview's Women's Health and Birth Center are included. Teen prenatal classes are available on an as-needed basis. 

Classes are held in Fairview Range Board Room (2nd Floor), 750 East 34th Street, Hibbing.

Offered: 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Five Consecutive Tuesdays

$30 per couple (scholarships available)

2020 dates for prenatal classes:

Jan 7, 14, 21, 28
March 3, 10, 17, 24
May 5, 12, 19, 26 
September 1, 8, 15, 22 
November 3, 10, 17, 24 

To register or for more information contact Fairview Range Medical Center at: 218-362-6234 or 888-870-8626 ext. 6234.

Refresher Prenatal Classes

Information covered in this session includes what to expect during labor & delivery, comfort measures for labor and tours of Fairview's Women's Health and Birth Center are included. Parents unable to attend the Refresher Prenatal Class, but who would like to review what to expect during labor and delivery, may obtain just the educational materials for a fee of $5.00.

Offered 6p.m. - 8p.m.

$10.00 per couple (Scholarships available)

2020 dates for refresher classes
January 21
March 17
May 19
September 15
November 17

Moms on Bed Rest

No Fee

Provided on an as needed basis for the expectant mother who is on bed rest and is unable to attend hospital based prenatal classes.
Register: 218-362-6234 or 888-870-8626 x6234

Sibling-to-be Tour

No Fee
A visit to the Women's Health and Birth Center will help your other children prepare for the arrival of a new baby brother or sister. Children can bring a favorite doll or stuffed animal to pretend holding and changing a new baby. the will see a room like the one mom and the baby will be in during the hospital stay.
The tour is geared for preschoolers and young school-age children. Try to tour one month before the baby is due to be born.

Breast Feeding and Lactation Care:

At Fairview Range Medical Center, we strive to help mothers meet their personal infant feeding goals. We are proud to offer lactation consultation before, during and after your birth experience on the Women's Health and Birth Center with our International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). We also have maternity care nurses with specialized training in breastfeeding and lactation care to be at your side during this special journey with your newborn. In an effort to provide the best support possible, we have lactation services available at the Fairview Mesaba Clinics as well. Our lactation services are available to any mother - even if you did not deliver your baby at Fairview Range Medical Center.

For more information, call the Women's Health and Birth Center at Fairview Range Medical Center at 218-362-6234.

Individualized Nutrition Counseling

Outpatient nutrition counseling is available to educate clients on a variety of nutrition issues including: diabetes, hypoglycemia, heart disease, sodium restriction, renal disease, fiber modification, eating disorders, prenatal nutrition and others. Please call 218-262-4881 ext 1133 or ext. 1109 for more information.
Fairview Range Medical Center Nutrition Services
By Appointment

Wellness and Exercise for Life (WEL program)

The WEL program can help improve the health and fitness of people with a variety of conditions, including: Diabetes, Excess Weight, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Lung Disease, and Peripheral Arterial Disease. The WEL program staff works with you to develop an exercise program and goals tailored to you. Therapists evaluate your blood pressure, blood sugar, weight, heart rhythm and oxygen saturation, and make recommendations for how often these need to be monitored and recorded. The program will help you maintain an active lifestyle and gain the confidence to continue independent exercise.
Physician referral is required 218-362-6607 for more information

Phase 2 Cardiac Rehabilitation

For individuals who are recovering from a recent heart attack, valve or bypass surgery, stent implant or other heart problems such as heart failure. Cardiac rehabilitation provides a comprehensive approach to individuals physically, mentally and emotionally for their return to work or a normal life. Treatment interventions include skilled rehab staff tailoring a telemetry monitored exercise program with continuous ECG, heart rate and blood pressure monitoring within the exercise sessions. Education to risk factor modification and reduction of symptoms is also included. Behavior change counseling to assist individuals with lifestyle changes may be provided.

Physician referral is required 218-362-6666 for more information.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Our Pulmonary Rehabilitation program helps people with moderate to severe breathing problems overcome the physical limitations resulting from their disease. Candidates for the program include patients recovering from an acute episode, people with lung disorders who need conditioning in preparation for surgery, and anyone whose activities are limited by chronic lung disease and shortness of breath. Treatment interventions include skilled rehab staff tailoring a monitored exercise program with oxygen saturations, heart rate and blood pressure monitoring within the exercise sessions.

Educational offerings include nutrition, home oxygen, medication overview, stress management and respiratory therapy. Individuals with chronic lung disease who feels he or she could benefit from the program may call to request an evaluation and are then referred by their physician.

Physician referral is required 218-362-6666 for more information.

Total Hip or Knee Replacement Class

Call 218-362-6709 for more information.

Total Joint Replacement

People choosing to have hip or knee replacement surgery have made that decision because of their limited mobility and changed life style because of pain and they are ready to take their life back. Attending a total joint replacement class gives them information about surgery, hospitalization and what to expect after surgery. Studies have shown that class attendants are less nervous, have less pain, participate more in their therapy, go home sooner and have fewer complications upon completion of the class. We provide them with information regarding preparing for surgery, anesthesia choices, preparing their home for after care, physical and occupational therapy management.

Class for Fairview Range patients having trouble a total hip or knee replacement.

Fairview Range Medica Center - Board Room (Use North Entrance)

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Call 218-362-6556 for more information

Surgery Pre--Operative Education

Patients scheduled for surgery are interviewed and receive individualized education/instruction before surgery by Pre-operative Nurse Educators at Fairview Range Medical Center at 218-362-6709 or toll free 877-362-6719.

ACLS Refresher Course

This course is designed for individuals who have taken the ACLS course previously and incorporate ACLS algorithms and Ideology in their everyday work practice. Course Participants must have excellent working knowledge of EKG rhythms and ACLS pharmacology.

(from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Cost $115.00 (Cost does not include the text book.)

For more information on ACLS, BLS and PALS Classes contact:

Fairview Range Education Department

218-362-6548 or

ACLS Initial Course

This course is designed for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, in or out of the hospital setting. The following knowledge and skills are REQUIRED for successful completion of the course.

  • AHA BLS healthcare provider skills
  • Working knowledge of EKG rhythms
  • Basic ACLS drug and pharmacology knowledge
  • Practical application of ACLS rhythms and drugs

(from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. both days)

Cost $175.00 (Cost does not include the text book.)

Upon Successful completion of the course, you will receive an AHA ACLS card, which is valid for 2 years.

For more information on ACLS, BLS and PALS Classes contact:

Fairview Range Education Department

218-362-6548 or

MS Support Group

For people with MS and their families looking for information and support in coping with MS

Open Door Church, Hibbing, MN

Last Thursday of Every Month - Free
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Cancer Support Group

This ongoing support group is open to all cancer patients. The group provides mutual support, information and discussion on a variety of topics related to a cancer experience. A Registered Nurse currently facilitates the group. Patients, families and survivors welcome. For more information call 218-362-6590

Fairview Range Radiation Therapy Center

Fourth Tuesday of each month- Free

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Family Support Group of Mental Illness

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Minnesota offer family and friends of individuals living with a mental illness an opportunity to meet with others who share their concerns, to compare experiences and to learn from each other.

Essentia Health- Medical Arts Building 901 9th St. N, Virginia
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

For more information contact Dan: 218-290-5461

Living with Loss - Grief Support Group

Fairview Range Home Care and Hospice offers Grief Support Groups periodically throughout the year. For more information, please contact Sarah Lamppa at 218-262-6982 or

Vision Loss Support Group

Do you or someone you know have vision loss? Common causes of vision loss include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. Join others experiencing vision loss at this ongoing support group to connect and share ideas for living independently with vision loss. Sponsored by the Lighthouse Center for Vision Loss.

Call 218-624-4828 with questions.

Seventh Ave. Apartments – 3230 S. 7th Ave E, Hibbing
Second Thursday of the month, 3 pm – 4 pm FREE

Caregiver Support Group

This support group is open to individuals caring for loved ones with various types of illness. We offer support, information and discussion on topics related to the caregiver experience. For more information class 218-362-6898.

Fairview Range Medical Center
Hull Rust Room – West Entrance
Fourth Tuesday of each month – free
12-1 p.m.
Adult Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognized evidence-based program that was created and is managed by the National Council for Behavioral Health. It is an eight-hour class that helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of addiction and mental illnesses. You learn by engaging in the materials and relating what you learn to real-life situations. Role-playing, group discussions, and exercises keep you engaged and allow you to practice helping skills.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid is a public education program which introduces participants to the risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. The program uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis, select an intervention, provide initial help and connect young people to professional, peer, social and self-help care.

Call at 218-312-3012 for upcoming class times.

Living Well with Chronic Pain

This 6-week workshop helps people develop a plan to stay active and live healthier in spite of chronic pain.

Participants learn practical and simple strategies to manage pain and pace activities to stay engaged. The objective is increased self-confidence to assume an active role in managing pain.

Trained peer leaders guide the discussions and activities to meet specific needs. Open to adults with chronic conditions, family members and caregivers. This workshop is part of a self-management series developed by Stanford University and offered across the US.

Call at 218-312-3012 for upcoming class dates.

Living Well for Better Health with Chronic Disease

Are you or someone you know living with an ongoing health condition? By participating in this program developed by Stanford University, you will find practical ways to deal with conditions such as diabetes, arthritic, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain and anxiety among others.

Led by two certified leaders, the 2 ½ hour class will be offered once a week for six weeks. Attendance at all sessions is strongly recommended. Topics include: techniques to deal with pain and fatigue; making new healthy eating and physical activity choices; developing a personal action plan; effective communication with physicians, family and friends; preventing falls.

Learn more

Living Well with Diabetes

Living Well with Diabetes is a group-based workshop that helps people with diabetes learn healthy ways to live and be active. The workshop is led by two peer leaders and meets once a week for six weeks. The workshop is open to adults of all ages with diabetes, as well as their family members and caregivers. Call at 218-312-3012 for upcoming class dates.