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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.)


Weight Loss Seminars

Attend a FREE seminar to learn how our bariatrics program can help you achieve your weight loss goals.

The seminars feature our bariatric surgeons who will explain what you need to know to succeed before and after surgery.

Register for an in-person seminar now

For more information, call (217) 466-4868.


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.

Register for a course below:


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.

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 below:

Monday, November 14 @ 8 am to 4:30 pm

Tuesday, November 15 @ 8 am to 4:30 pm


Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)- Update Course (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:

Thursday, December 15 @ 8 am to 4:30 pm


Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)- Update Course (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, November 17 @ 8 am to 4:30 pm


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: $35

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

Monday, October 10 @ 8:30 am to 3 pm


Heartsaver CPR/AED (first aid optional)

This course teaches basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). An official CPR/AED certification card from the American Heart Association is optional for $25.

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.

Register for a course below:


EMT-Basic Certification

For more information, contact Sean Robison at srobison@myhorizonhealth.org.


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.

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