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Horizon Health offers classes for the general public, as well as healthcare professionals.

(Horizon Health employees can register for courses through RELIAS or by contacting the Education Department at 217-466-4333.)


EMT-Basic Certification

This is an 18-week course for EMT-Basic certification. Course takes place Mondays & Wednesdays, from 5 to 9 pm, beginning September 16, 2024. Register by Friday, July 26, 2024.

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For more information, contact Sean Robison, EMT/EMS educator, at srobison@myhorizonhealth.org.


Safe Sitter Class

Safe Sitter is a nationally recognized class that provides babysitters with basic safe child care techniques so they are prepared to act in a crisis. The class provides tips on safety and security precautions, facts about child development and age-appropriate activities, and explains the business aspects of babysitting.

The cost covers materials and lunch. No parent is required to be present except for picking up and dropping off the child. Register early as class size is limited.

Cost: $50

Who should take this course?
Boys and girls ages 11-13.

Register for a course below:

Monday, June 10 @ 8:30am-3pm

Monday, October 14 @ 8:30-3pm


Heartsaver CPR/AED

This free non-healthcare provider course teaches basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), which is used in cases of life-threatening cardiac events. This course does not include first aid, which can be arranged separately. Note that a credit or debit card is required when registering to reserve a class seat. Classes are held at the Education Center.

Who should take this course?
Anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements.

For more information, contact Sean Robison, EMT/EMS educator, at srobison@myhorizonhealth.org.

Tuesday, August 6 @ 5-7pm

Tuesday, October 1 @ 1-3pm

Tuesday, December 3 @ 5-7pm


First Responder Class

Participants will earn certification as a first responder. Internet access is required, as this is a hybrid course. CPR and BLS certifications are included in the course. Registration is open to anyone age 16 and older. Cost is $300.

For more information on future class availability, email srobison@myhorizonhealth.org or call 217-466-4149.


Free Weight Loss Seminar

Click here to view a pre-recorded weight loss seminar featuring our bariatric surgeons.


Basic Life Support (BLS)- Renewal Course

This course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations, and provide early use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).

Cost: $25

Who should take this course?
Healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR, and other basic cardiovascular life support skills, in a wide variety of in-facility and prehospital settings.

For class information, contact Sean Robison, EMT/EMS educator, at srobison@myhorizonhealth.org.

2024 dates coming soon.


Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)- Full Course

This course builds on the foundation of basic life support (BLS) skills, emphasizing the importance of preventing cardiac arrest, early and continuous high-quality CPR, and high-performing teams. This is a two-day course.

Cost: $45

Who should take this course?
Healthcare professionals who direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies, as well as emergency response personnel.

For more information, call 217-466-4333 or email education@myhorizonhealth.org.

Register for a course set below:

Tuesday & Wednesday, June 18 & 19 @ 8:00 am-4:30 pm

Tuesday & Wednesday, September 24 & 25 @ 8:00 am-4:30 pm

Tuesday & Wednesday, December 17 & 18 @ 8:00 am-4:30 pm


Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)-(Recertification)

This course builds on the foundation of basic life support (BLS) skills, emphasizing the importance of preventing cardiac arrest, early and continuous high-quality CPR, and high-performing teams.

Cost: $45

Who should take this course?
Healthcare professionals who direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies, as well as emergency response personnel who have previously been certified in ACLS (this is a renewal course).

For more information, call 217-466-4333 or email education@myhorizonhealth.org.

Register for a course below:

Tuesday, June 11 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Wednesday, July 17 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday, August 20 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Wednesday, September 4 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm


Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)- (Recertification)

This course is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies involving infants and children, and for personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units.

Cost: $45

Who should take this course?
Physicians, nurses, paramedics, or those currently working with emergency response, emergency medicine, and critical care units. You must also have been previously been certified in PALS (this is a renewal course).

For more information, call 217-466-4333 or email education@myhorizonhealth.org.

Register for a course below:

Thursday, June 27 @ 8:00 am-4:30 pm

Tuesday, July 30 @ 8:00 am-4:30 pm

Thursday, September 19 @ 8:00 am-4:30 pm

Thursday, October 24 @ 8:00 am-4:30 pm


Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

This course is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies involving infants and children, and for personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units. This is a two-day course.

Cost: $45

Who should take this course?
Physicians, nurses, paramedics, or those currently working with emergency response, emergency medicine, and critical care units.

For more information, call 217-466-4333 or email education@myhorizonhealth.org.

Register for a course set below:

Wednesday & Thursday, May 29 & 30 @ 8:00 am-4:30 pm

Wednesday & Thursday, August 28 & 29 @ 8:00 am-4:30 pm

Wednesday & Thursday, November 20 & 21 @ 8:00 am-4:30 pm


Basic Life Support (BLS)- Full Certification

This course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations, and provide early use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).

Cost: $25 - Includes Card

Who should take this course?
Healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR, and other basic cardiovascular life support skills, in a wide variety of in-facility and prehospital settings.

For more information, call 217-466-4333 or email education@myhorizonhealth.org.

Register for a course below:

Friday, June 7 @ 12:00 pm-4:00 pm

Friday, July 19 @ 12:00 pm-4:00 pm

Friday, August 16 @ 12:00 pm-4:00 pm

Friday, September 20 @ 12:00 pm-4:00 pm