At Margaret Mary Health, we understand serving our community means actually getting out into the community, beyond the walls of our hospital, to meet the needs of area families.

Below you will find an overview of many of the community outreach programs we provide. For specific dates and times on any of these programs, please visit our Events page.

Community Screenings

We are committed to the early detection, prevention and treatment of disease. That’s why we offer a number of free and discounted health screenings, including:

  • Blood Pressure and Cholesterol
  • Diabetes (Fasting Blood Glucose or Hemoglobin A1C)
  • Cervical
  • Prostate
  • Student Heart
  • Vascular


Programs for a Healthier Lifestyle

Everyone knows moving your body is good for both your physical and emotional health. Don’t miss out on the following activities:

Girls on the Run 5Ks – Proceeds benefit Margaret Mary Health Foundation

Girls on the Run (GOTR) is a nationwide after-school program that is held in the spring and fall for 3rd-5th grade girls. The program inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Spring and fall 5Ks are held in Batesville at the end of each GOTR season. To learn more about Girls on the Run of MMH, e-mail Lynn Hertel or call 812.933.5482. More information can also be found by visiting the Girls on the Run of Margaret Mary Health website.

Neon Night – Proceeds benefit Margaret Mary Health Foundation

Neon Night is a family-centered night walk with a goal of increasing walking and fitness activities in our communities. Facepainting, glow accessories, music and other glow-in-the-dark activities will add lots of fun to this great event! Come dressed in bright colors and join in the fun! Events are held in Batesville, Brookville and Osgood. For more information, call 812.933.5257.

Walking Program

Don’t use cold weather as your excuse to quit exercising! Each winter, MMH partners with area schools to provide warm places to walk in the winter - for free! Hallways are available in schools in Batesville, Osgood, Milan, Versailles, Sunman, Laurel and Brookville. Register ONLINE or by filling out the attached FORM. For more information, call 812.933.5257.

The First Tee

The First Tee is an international youth development organization which introduces the game of golf and its values to young people. Through after-school and in-school programs, The First Tee reinforces values like integrity, respect and perseverance. To learn more, call 812.933.5145.

Farm Fit Field Trips

Every spring, second-grade students from schools throughout Franklin and Ripley counties have the chance to experience farm life through Farm Fit. Held at Walhill Farm, this special program teaches kids about the benefits of gardening, healthy eating and physical activity.

Drug Awareness

MMH is continually evaluating opportunities to address the ongoing drug abuse issues facing our local communities. In addition to providing Narcan kits to local law enforcement agencies to use in overdose cases, MMH partners with local schools to offer drug awareness programs to students. We also offer the below services. For more information about our drug safety programs, call 812.933.5257.

Drug Disposal Program

If you have unused, unwanted or expired medications in your home, we offer a safe receptacle for proper disposal. The receptacle is located in the hospital’s main lobby (321 Mitchell Avenue, Batesville).

Drug Testing Kits

At MMH, we offer free urine drug-testing kits to parents. With these kits, parents can test their children in the privacy of their own homes. If children know they may be tested, they may be less likely to use.

Drug Storage Lockboxes

If your prescriptions are easy for you to access, they are also easy for children and teens to take. Drug storage lockboxes are available to local families and can be picked up at MMH (on the second floor of the 1932 building). A $10 donation is appreciated.

CPR Face Shields

For a person whose breathing is severely impaired by an overdose, CPR can mean the difference between life and death.  MMH gives away free face shields which allows a bystander to safely administer CPR while preventing direct contact with the individual’s mouth.

Safety Initiatives

At MMH, we are committed to your safety both inside and outside of the hospital. Our safety programs include:

CPR Classes

We offer both basic CPR and first aid with CPR. Check our Events page for dates and times or call 812.933.5115.

Bike Helmet Safety

At MMH, we sell bike helmets for the entire family for just $5/each. Helmets may be purchased during weekday office hours at the following locations:

  • Margaret Mary Health main campus
  • Margaret Mary Health Center of Brookville
  • Margaret Mary Health Center of Osgood

Certified Car Seat Safety Checkpoint

Make an appointment to have one of our certified car seat technicians make sure your child’s seat is installed correctly. If necessary, replacement seats are available, free of charge, to those who financially qualify. Please call 812.933.5407 to make an appointment.

Safe Needle Disposal

Many people use needles at home to administer medications to treat conditions like allergies, diabetes and blood clotting disorders. Used needles can be dropped off during weekday office hours at the following locations:

  • Margaret Mary Health main campus
  • Margaret Mary Health Center of Brookville
  • Ripley County Health Department

All needles must be in approved sharps containers in order to be accepted. Approved containers are available at the above locations for FREE. To learn more, call 812.933.5000.

Special Events

Mark your calendars! The following events are held annually. For specific dates and times, be sure to check our Events.

Diabetes Awareness Dinner

In celebration of Diabetes Awareness Month, Margaret Mary hosts a diabetes dinner every November. To learn more, call our diabetes educators at 812.933.5000.

Family Fun Night

Family Fun Night is a free event for the community with the goal of strengthening families, building community connections and encouraging positive choices. Held at the Osgood Trails, this event offers free food and fun family activities. To learn more, call 812.933.5257.

Healthy Heart Dinner and Presentation

To raise awareness about heart disease, MMH hosts a heart dinner presentation every April. To learn more, call 812.933.5115.

Think PinkProceeds benefit the Margaret Mary Health Foundation Cancer Care Fund

Held in October, this unique breast cancer awareness event offers delicious appetizers, door prizes and an inspirational presentation. For more information, call 812.933.5257.

Women’s Wellness

Held at the Southeastern Indiana YMCA in the spring, Women’s Wellness is an event offering free massages, exercise classes and healthy recipes. To learn more, call 812.933.5257.

Farmers’ Market

During summer months, MMH partners with the Batesville Farmers’ Market to host a mid-week market in the hospital parking lot. These markets are open to the public. To learn more, call 812.933.5000.

Also Available

Speaker Services

Health-related presentations for professional or civic groups are available. Non-profit organizations can request up to two presentations per year. Additional speaking services are available at $25/hour. For-profit organizations will be charged $25/hour, plus travel expenses. To ensure you receive the speaker you request, please give us 2-4 weeks advanced notice for scheduling purposes. Presentations may be scheduled by emailing Wendy Bockover or calling 812.933.5583.