Frequently Asked Questions
When should I register?
Because babies are often unpredictable, we recommend that you complete the classes you've selected three to four weeks before your due date.
How can I pay for classes?
Payment is required to guarantee a seat in class. Cash, checks, money orders and credit cards are accepted. Checks should be made payable to North Colorado Medical Center. Financial assistance and/or payment options may be available for some courses. Call (970) 378-4044 for information.
Where are classes held?
All Family Life Education classes are held in the conference rooms or in the Monfort Family Birth Center classroom at North Colorado Medical Center. After you've registered for your class you will receive a confirmation letter that will give you the location and specific directions to your
What if my schedule doesn't work with any of the classes?
We offer Online Prepared Childbirth classes that are especially helpful for moms who have been place on bed rest, couples whose schedules don't allow for class attendance, or for couples who have previously taken a childbirth class and desire to enroll in a refresher.
If you see a class advertised without specific class dates, please let us know of your interest in that topic. We are able to add classes when we have a sufficient number of participants.
Private instruction for all Family Life Education classes and video/DVD rental for childbirth classes is available for families who cannot attend a scheduled class or prefer to receive the information in a private setting. Class content varies according to your preferences. Call (970) 378-4044 for more information.
What if the class I register for is full?
Class sizes are limited and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Additionally, you should pick a first and second choice for the Prepared Childbirth class you want to attend. If you request a class that is full, you will be contacted by a member of our staff and offered additional options.
Are discounts available?
Medicaid does not cover the cost of classes; however, if you are a recipient of Medicaid or CICP, a 50 percent discount is available for most Family Life Education classes.
We now offer two package deals. Package deals are only offered with initial registration, no substitution of classes is allowed, and no refunds will be given if a class is not taken. Please refer to our brochure for complete details.
Some insurance companies will reimburse you for the cost of pre-natal education classes. Be sure to ask your insurance carrier if they offer this benefit.
What if I can't attend a class I already paid for?
Please notify us at least one week before the class series if you are unable to attend a course for which you registered. Your registration fee will be refunded, less a $10 service charge. Refunds cannot be granted after classes are in session.