For more information, call: 573-331-3000


Saint Francis Medical Center’s Wellness department promotes healthy living through community awareness activities and progressive, holistic approaches to health education. Wellness programs offered at our campus in Cape Girardeau range from nutrition and exercise classes to a variety of health and wellness screenings.

Exercise Classes, Weight Loss and Nutrition Programs in Cape Girardeau

The Healthy Weigh

This medical weight-loss program incorporates diet solutions from Health Management Resources (HMR), a weight management company that specializes in lifestyle education, personalized attention and follow-up. The Healthy Weigh emphasizes long-term weight and health management.

Healthy Bites

This health education lunch series is held the first Thursday of each month.

Nutrition Counseling

Whether you have a specific health problem (such as cholesterol or high blood pressure) that needs to be addressed or just want to improve your health through proper nutrition, a registered dietitian is available to discuss your unique concerns.

Heart and Health Screenings

A variety of heart and health screenings are offered on the first and third Wednesday of every month from 7-10 am in the Health and Wellness Center lobby. No appointment is necessary for the following screenings:

  • Cholesterol (total, HDL and LDL)
  • Osteoporosis for women
  • Triglycerides and TC/HDL risk ratio
  • Free blood pressure checks
  • Glucose screening for diabetes risk

Other Screenings and Wellness Services

Corporate Programs

Companies can register for executive physicals, health screenings, and wellness seminars. In addition, a variety of health services and screenings (such as health risk appraisals, cholesterol screenings, blood pressure and fitness testing) can be offered on-site through health fairs at your organization.


Individuals learn about their own unique metabolism and how many calories they need to lose weight or maintain their current weight.

Personal Wellness Profiles

This comprehensive assessment of your health covers over a dozen different wellness areas such as fitness, nutrition, heart health, stress levels, and cancer risk. The questionnaire can be personalized with your lab work, body measurements, and fitness testing results. The final 20-page report includes individualized recommendations and is presented by a fitness professional.


To learn more about Wellness programs offered in Cape Girardeau or to schedule a screening or consultation, call (573) 331-5399.