Anne Arundel Medical Center, Health Sciences Institute, 2000 Medical Parkway, Annapolis. Classes begin in March and May. Information: 443-481-4000 or 1-800-636-8773.

Baltimore Washington Medical Center, 301 Hospital Drive, Glen Burnie. Classes begin in March and May. Information: 410-787-4367 or visit http://www.mybwmc.org.

Harbor Hospital, LifeResource Center, 2990 South Hanover Street. A class will begin April. Information 410-350-2563 or visit http://www.harborhospital.org.classes.

Owensville Primary Care, 134 Owensville Road, West River. Classes will begin in April. Information 410-867-4700.

Support groups

The Joslin Circle A diabetes support group discusses issues regarding management of the disease. The group meets 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month in the Joslin Diabetes Center, Suite 223, Baltimore Washington Medical Center, 301 Hospital Drive, Glen Burnie. Information: 410-787-4940.

Man-to-Man prostate cancer Offers information about diagnosis, treatment and management. The group meets 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the third Monday of every month in the Tate Center, Baltimore Washington Medical Center, 305 Hospital Drive, Glen Burnie. Information: 410-787-4367.

Stroke A support group meets to discuss stroke recovery and prevention from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month in the Dr. Constantine Padussis Conference Center, Baltimore Washington Medical Center, 301 Hospital Drive, Glen Burnie. Information: 410-787-4457.

Caregivers A group provides information, respite and support to people who give care to family and friends. The group meets 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month at the Heritage Office Complex in the Department of Aging and Disabilities office, fourth floor, 2666 Riva Road, Annapolis.

Diabetes For diabetics and their families, the group meets 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month in the Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at the Baltimore Washington Medical Center, 300 Hospital Drive, Suite 223, Glen Burnie. Information: 410-787-4940.

Joint School A free session on the preparation, recovery and benefits of hip- and knee-replacement surgery will be held at 4 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every other month at Baltimore Washington Medical Center, 300 Hospital Drive, Glen Burnie. Information and reservations: 410-553-8282.

Suicide support group for age 18 and older meets monthly on Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Life Center, 445 Defense Highway in Annapolis. Registration is required. Information: 410-987-2129.

'Stepping Stones,' a support group for children ages 8-13 who are grieving the loss of a loved one, meets from 10 a.m. to noon monthly on Saturdays at the Life Center, 445 Defense Highway in Annapolis. Registration is required. Information: 410-987-2129.

Mental health support group for community members and families seeking information on psychiatric issues will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 22 in Room A of the Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) on the second floor of the Baltimore Washington Medical Center. Information 410-553-8070.

Screenings

•The county health department provides free breast exams, mammograms, pap tests and cervical cancer screenings to eligible county residents 40 and older. Information: 410-222-6180 or visit http://www.LearnToLiveHealthy.org.

•Colorectal screenings and informational kits are available through the Health Department's Learn to Live program. Screenings are free to county residents ages 50 to 64 who are uninsured and income-eligible. To order a free kit: Learn to Live Line, 410-222-6640 or learntolivehealthy.org.

•The Department of Health offers free, confidential testing and counseling for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. For appointments: Annapolis 410-222-7493; Glen Burnie 410-222-6633; Parole 410-222-7248. For personal and confidential HIV case management services, call 410-222-7108.

Continuing services

The county Health Department offers: