Support Groups

Support groups offer information about a disease or condition and its symptoms and treatment. They help you connect with people facing similar issues and illnesses. Some people assume that support groups are like group therapy, which is far from the truth. Support groups often host speakers, such as doctors and nurses, who share current treatment and research information about your illness or condition. Talking to others in a similar situation offers you the opportunity to share experiences and practical advice and learn more about what you are facing. And who knows? You may make some friends while you're there!

Almost all of our support groups take place on the Cabell Huntington Hospital campus, and they are free. Everyone is welcome and there's no need to register in advance. Here's what we have to offer:

Alzheimer’s Support Group: 304-526-2695

For anyone affected by Alzheimer’s disease as a patient, caregiver or family member
Meets: 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month
Location: Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ground Floor

Bariatric Support Group: 304-399-4121

For people who have undergone bariatric (weight-loss) surgery or are considering it
Meets: 6 p.m. the first Monday of each month
Location: 1115 20th Street, Huntington, WV 

Better Breathers: 304-526-2529 

For people with chronic lung disease and their loved ones
Meets: 1 - 2:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of April - June & September - November
Location: Lung Health Center, near the helipad

Epilepsy Support Group: 877-804-2241

For people with epilepsy and their loved ones
Meets: 5:30 p.m. the last Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September & November
Location: Room G403 near the atrium entrance

Ostomy Support Group: 304-526-2285

For those with an intestinal or urinal diversion and their family members or caregivers
Meets: 6 - 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month
Location: Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ground Floor

Parkinson’s Support Group: 304-526-2695

For anyone affected by Parkinson’s disease as a patient, caregiver or family member
Meets: 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month
Location: Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ground Floor

Sharing Support Group: 304-526-2443

For women surviving ovarian, cervical or any other gynecologic cancer
Meets: 5:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month
Location: Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ground Floor 

Sisters of HOPE Support Group: 304-526-2443

For women surviving breast cancer
Meets: 5:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month   
Location: Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ground Floor

Stroke Recovery & Support Group: 304-526-6317

For anyone affected by a stroke as a patient, caregiver or family member.
Meets: 6 p.m. on the last Monday of each month
Location: Room G403 on the ground floor off the atrium 

Childbirth-Related Education & Support

Baby Care Class

General baby care, feeding, bathing and safety tips are reviewed for parents-to-be and grandparents-to-be.
Phone: (304) 526-BABY

Breastfeeding Class

Certified lactation consultants teach our breastfeeding class.
Phone: (304) 526-2238

Childbirth Class

Choose a five-week evening course or an all-day Saturday course. There is a fee for this class.
Phone: (304) 526-BABY

Infant CPR Class

Parents/grandparents-to-be are welcome and will receive a certificate of attendance.
Phone: (304) 526-BABY

Parents-To-Be Tour

For a tour of Cabell Huntington Hospital?s Mother/Baby Suites and Nursery.
Phone: (304) 526-BABY

Sibling Classes

Future big brothers and sisters tour the maternity floor, watch a videotape about sibling rivalry and learn to care for the new baby. Bring a baby doll to practice holding, feeding and diapering. Call for information about the next class.
Phone: (304) 526-BABY

  • Last updated: 12/03/2013
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