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Support Groups

Last Updated Friday, September 28, 2012 10:59:53 AM


The diagnosis of a disease can present challenges in your daily life that are hard to face alone. Attendance at a support group can provide you with hope and encouragement. Learn how to minimize the impact of stress and improve your physical and emotional health. Research has shown, for example, that being in a support group while undergoing cancer treatment can increase the chances of a positive outcome.

Our groups offer you the opportunity to ask questions, tell your story or just listen to how others in the group have solved their problems. Most groups also have an educational component and may feature guest speakers on topics relevant to the members' interests. Family members and friends are usually welcome.

Our support groups are free of charge and most require no preregistration. Call 800-216-5556 or visit the calendar for locations and dates. Below is a list of support groups that meet at El Camino Hospital.

  • Alzheimer’s Disease Family Support Group
  • Better Breathers’ Club and Support Group
  • Cancer Support Group
  • Cancer Support Community Group for Cancer Survivors
  • Cancer Support Community Group for Cancer Support Persons
  • Caregivers Support Group
  • Diabetes Support Group
  • Eating Disorders Support Group
  • Heart to Heart
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group
  • Lupus Support Group
  • Lyme Disease Support Group
  • Mycobacterium Avium and Bronchiectasis Support Group
  • Prostate Cancer Support Group
  • Seizure and Epilepsy Support Group
  • Stroke Support Group - Women's Therapeutic Group
  • Transplant Recipients Support Group
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia Association Support Group
  • Weight Loss Surgery Support Group
  • Lupus Support Group

In addition we have several 12 step-groups that meet regularly at El Camino Hospital at our Mountain View campus including:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Narcotic's Anonymous
  • Overeater's Anonymous
  • Overeater's Anonymous - Women's Only Group
  • S.A.
  • S. Anonymous
  • S.L.A.A.


Support Groups Brochure

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Download a brochure on the Support Groups at El Camino Hospital