Our community programs are for everyone, not just patients. Health screenings, support groups, education and so much more. The Outer Banks Hospital continues to monitor CDC recommendations for gatherings. Please visit our Events page for currently scheduled programs.

A1C Screenings:

The Outer Banks Hospital offers free A1C diabetes screenings for those 18 years of age or older. A1C screenings measure a person’s blood glucose level over the past three months.

Cancer Conversations (formerly called Lunch and Learn):

Through our partnership with UNC Chapel Hill, we offer lunch time seminars (including lunch of course!) on cancer topics that focus on prevention, coping skills, and even new research findings. These live events are interactively televised from UNC so that participants have the opportunity to engage with and ask questions of the presenter. Visit our Events page for dates and times, location, and to register for the event.

Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Education:

Cardiopulmonary Rehab helps patients to regain their physical strength and their confidence by encouraging them to maintain an activity program and achieve a healthy lifestyle. One of the ways patients achieve this is through the free and informative classes offered by members of the Cardiopulmonary Rehab Staff and The Outer Banks Hospital Staff. A series of rotating weekly classes, offered on a quarterly basis, cover a broad range of topics that are designed to help cardiac and pulmonary patients, as well as community members, learn to live a healthy lifestyle. Visit our Events page for times, location and to register.

Chair Yoga:

A lack of activity can lead to weak muscles and limited range of motion. Beginning an exercise program, like yoga, can help to break the cycle. Chair Yoga is a very gentle form of yoga that is designed to increase flexibility, strength, balance, and circulation. That’s why The Outer Banks Hospital and the Hands of Hope Program offer free chair yoga classes. Visit our Events page for times, location and to register.

Diabetes Prevention Program:

If you have been identified as prediabetic, join our FREE yearlong diabetes prevention class. Participants will learn how to make lasting lifestyle changes and receive support through these changes with the goal of preventing the onset of type 2 diabetes. Classes include cooking demos, guest speakers, giveaways, and more! Participants have the option to meet virtually or in person in the Cancer Resource Center at The Outer Banks Hospital. The class meets weekly for the first 4 months, every other week for the next 4 months, and then monthly for the last 4 months.

Dinner with a Doc:

Periodically throughout the year, we’ll host a dinner at a local restaurant where community members have the opportunity to meet a local physician and ask questions about his or her specialty. Visit our Events page for dates & times, locations and to register for a dinner.

Free Flu Vaccines:

We want you to protect yourself and those around you by getting your flu shot. The Outer Banks Hospital offers free flu clinics from September – November.  Visit our Events page for times, location and to register.

Namaste on the Beach (Beach Yoga):

Get your morning started with FREE yoga classes on our beautiful beaches with a certified yoga instructor. This offering is designed for men and women of all skill levels. Please bring your own water bottle and yoga mat and/or or towel. The locations will change regularly, so keep checking back to our Events page. Questions? Call 252-449-4529.

Wellness Screens:

One way to stay on top of your health is with an annual wellness check-up. That’s why The Outer Banks Hospital offers free wellness screenings throughout the year. Learn more.