Island Hospital offers free classes

Submitted by Island Hospital

Island Hospital, which runs a clinic on Orcas Island, is offering three free upcoming events — two virtually. The first is a swallow screening at the main hospital in Anacortes, the other two are virtual classes focusing on cholesterol and stroke safety.

Swallow Screening

Determine if you might have a swallowing disorder at a free screening from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4 at the Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy clinic at Island Hospital, 1015 25th St., Anacortes. Appointments are required. Visit or call 360-299-4204.

Online cholesterol class

Chronically elevated cholesterol levels increase risk for heart attack and stroke. Join Registered Dietitian Amber Phillips for an informative 30-minute talk on small changes you can make to your diet beyond the standard advice to reduce saturated fat and cholesterol intake. This will be a virtual class, held on Wednesday, May 5, from 2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Visit or call 360-299-4204 to register.

Virtual stroke safety class

Join Island Hospital’s specialized Stroke Coordinator for an in-depth look at what you really need to know about stroke, how to quickly identify a stroke, and when to call 911. This class will help you understand that time matters when dealing with a stroke and taking immediate action will give you and/or your loved one more options for care. Call 360-299-4204 or register online at