Providence St. Mary Medical Center offers support groups for many different needs, including diabetes, breast cancer and stroke. Links to more information about each of the groups is in the menu to your left.
Support groups offer you the opportunity to meet other people who share your diagnosis, and learn about new treatments and therapies. Support groups can be helpful to people who have had the diagnosis for a long time, as well as for the recently diagnosed. We also offer a group for new mothers and their babies who want to get together.
You do not have to be a patient at Providence St. Mary Medical Center to attend any of the groups. All of the groups are free, and are provided as a community service.
Our diabetes program is accredited by the American Diabetes Association and meets the national standards of diabetes management.
We recommend that anyone who is newly diagnosed with diabetes, or is having trouble managing their diabetes, meet face to face with a diabetes nurse or nutrition educator.
Our Diabetes Education Workshops are for newly-diagnosed diabetics, or those in need of a review of diabetes self-management.
Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month (except August and December), 5-6 p.m. at Providence St. Mary Medical Center, Level 1 near the cafeteria. Free; all are welcome.
The workshops and individual counseling require a physician referral. The cost is covered by most insurance plans including Medicare. Providence St. Mary Medical Center also organizes several free diabetes education events and support group meetings. Please contact us if you are interested in more information about these free diabetes events.
Individual counseling and workshops are charged directly to your insurance company, Medicare or Medicaid. Charity care is available to those who have no insurance.
For more information, contact our Diabetes Coordinator: 509-897-2822.