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Education & Support

At Rio Grande Regional Hospital, part of our commitment to McAllen, TX and our surrounding communities is helping people take better control of their own health. That’s why we offer a variety of classes, programs and educational services to give patients the skills and information they need.

Our classes include diabetes self-management, childbirth preparation, breastfeeding basics and more. There are also weekly support groups that meet at the hospitals, covering topics such as weight-loss surgery and gestational diabetes.

View our online calendar to get a current schedule of all classes and support groups. A brief summary of the educational programs at Rio Grande Regional are below.

Diabetes Management & Nutrition Counseling Center

Help is available at the hospital for patients looking for education and support services related to Juvenile Diabetes (Type 1), Adult-Onset Diabetes (Type 2) or Gestational Diabetes. Our Diabetes Self Management Center offers detailed information on our educational and nutritional counseling services designed to help you manage your health.

Diabetes Management Classes

Register for one of our diabetes classes to receive a personalized meal plan tailored to your specific needs. You’ll also get a healthy and tasty lunch to enjoy during the class. Our informational diabetes classes include:

  • Diabetes Self-Management
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Diabetes en Español

Call (956) 632-6523 for more information or to register for one of our Diabetes Self-Management Classes.

Educational Support for Women

Rio Grande Regional Hospital welcomes expectant parents, and their spouse or partner, to attend any of our childbirth or breastfeeding classes. Our women & children educational classes include:

  • Childbirth
  • Baby care
  • Breastfeeding basics and beyond
  • Tours of the maternity area for prospective parents

Visit Women & Children Education & Support or download our Caring for Women and Babies brochure for details about upcoming classes and hospital tours.

Weight Loss Surgery Support Groups

Our Bariatric Support Groups meet the second Monday of every month and discuss topics related to weight loss surgery including fitness, nutrition and emotional aspects of gastric bypass and related bariatric surgery procedures.  

Please call (956) 661-3560 for more information or to reserve your spot at one of our weight-loss seminars.

Find a Doctor

Looking for high-quality healthcare close to home? Please call (956) 661-3110.