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Support Groups

 

Baptist Health South Florida offers over 45 support groups providing organizational support and medical experts. The support groups meet regularly and cover a wide range of physical, emotional and mental health issues including: Baptist Health Support Groups

 
  • Addiction
  • Arthritis
  • Bereavement
  • Bladder
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Liver
  • Mental Health
  • Neurology
  • Neuroscience
  • New Parents
  • Pulmonary
  • Skin
  • Sleep
  • Smoking
  • Spine
  • Weight loss
  • Wound Care
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    For more information, email SupportGroups@BaptistHealth.net or call 786-596-3812.
     
     
     


    Addiction

    Al‐Anon Saturday Serenity AFG | Saturdays, 8-9:15 p.m.
    For family and friends of people who have drinking problems.
    8900 North Kendall Drive, Classroom 5
    (Located in Conference Center, 3-South)
     


    Al‐Anon Tool Box, Al‐Anon Family Group
    | Wednesdays, 8-9 p.m.

    For family and friends of people who have drinking problems.
    South Miami Hospital, Victor E. Clarke Education Center
    6200 SW 73 Street, Classroom E

    Al‐Anon Hope & Friendship | Wednesdays, 7:15-8:15 p.m.

    For family and friends of people who have drinking problems.
    Homestead Hospital
    975 Baptist Way, Lime Room


    Al-Anon U R Not Alone AFG | Fridays, 8-9:15 p.m.

    For family and friends of people who have drinking problems.
    Baptist Hospital
    8900 North Kendall Drive, Classroom 5
    (Located in Conference Center, 3-South)
     

    Alcoholics Anonymous (Spanish) | Sundays, 1-2 p.m.

    For people who have drinking problems.
    South Miami Hospital, Victor E. Clarke Education Center
    6200 SW 73 Street, Classroom E
     

    Alcoholics Anonymous & Al-Anon (Spanish) | Saturdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

    For people dealing with alcoholism and their family members and friends.
    South Miami Hospital, Victor E. Clarke Education Center
    6200 SW 73 Street, Classroom E
     


    Families Anonymous
    | Mondays, 7:30-9 p.m.

    For family members and friends of people with alcohol, drug abuse and/or behavioral problems.
    Addiction Treatment Center
    6900 SW 80 Street, Room #235
    (Located on 2nd Floor)

     


    Narcotics Anonymous (Spanish)
    | Fridays, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

    Support group for people with an addiction disease.
    South Miami Hospital, Victor E. Clarke Education Center
    6200 SW 73 Street, Classroom E


     

    Narcotics Anonymous (Spanish) | Sundays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

    Support group for people with an addiction disease.
    South Miami Hospital, Victor E. Clarke Education Center
    6200 SW 73 Street, Classroom F


     

    Overeaters Anonymous Spiritual Connection | Sundays, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

    A 12‐step support group for overeaters, anorexics and bulimics.
    South Miami Hospital, Victor E. Clarke Education Center,
    6200 SW 73 Street, Classroom F
     

    Overeaters Anonymous | Sundays, 2 - 3 p.m.

    A 12‐step support group for overeaters, anorexics and bulimics.
    Homestead Hospital,
    975 Baptist Way, Mango Room


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    Arthritis

      

    ACHE (Arthritis Can Hit Everyone) | Second Monday of every month , 7-9 p.m.

    To improve the lives of people with arthritis through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases.
    South Miami Hospital, Victor E. Clarke Education Center
    6200 SW 73 Street, Classroom E
     
     
     

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    Bereavement
    (Grief)

    Bereavement Support Group | Second Monday of every month, 6:30-8 p.m.

    For anyone who has lost a loved one.
    Baptist Medical Plaza at Westchester
    8820 SW 40 Street, Suite 400


    Bereavement Support Group | First and Third Tuesday of every month, 6:30-8 p.m.

    For anyone who has lost a loved one.
    South Miami Hospital
    6200 SW 73 Street, Main Chapel

      

    SHARE (Bilingual) Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Group | First and Third Wednesday of every month, 7:30-9 p.m.

    Support for parents who have lost a baby at any stage of pregnancy.
    South Miami Hospital, Medical Library, Victor E. Clarke Education Center
    6200 SW 73 Street
     
     
     




    Bladder

     
    Interstitial Cystitis Support | 2-4 p.m.
    A group to keep IC patients informed about treatment options, research, diet, literature and anything else that can help them alleviate their symptoms. For more information, please call 954-752-4746.
     
    Group Schedule (two Locations):
  • Baptist Medical Plaza at Coral Springs, 6264 West Sample Road, Diagnostic Lobby
    Meeting Sundays, May 18 and November 16
  • Baptist Medical Plaza at Davie, 4741 South University Drive, Imaging Lobby
    Meeting Sunday, August 17
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    Cancer

     

    American Cancer Society: Look Good, Feel Better

    Free makeovers by hairdressers and cosmetologists for women with cancer.
     
    Group Schedule (two Locations):
  • Baptist Hospital, 8900 North Kendall Drive, Radiation/Oncology Conference Room
    Fourth Thursday of every month, 10 a.m.
    To register, please call 305‐596‐6566.
  • South Miami Hospital, 6200 SW 73 Street, 6 Pavilion, Family Room
    Third Monday of every month, 10:30 a.m.
    To register, please call 786-662-5111.
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    Cancer Support Group (Mariners) | Third Thursday of Every Month, 5-6 p.m.

    This meeting provides a safe environment where cancer patients and those who care for them can find support.
    Mariners Hospital,
    91550 Overseas Highway, MM 91.5, Main Conference Room
     

    Your Bosom Buddies/Breast Cancer Support Group

    A "been there, done that" sharing and caring support group with members available 24 hours a day if needed. For more information, call 305-251-3993.

    Group Schedule (two Locations):
  • South Miami Hospital, 6200 SW 73 Street, Victor E. Clarke Education Center
    Third Thursday of every month
    , 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Baptist Medical Plaza at Davie, 4147 S. University Drive
    Second Tuesday of every month, 6:30-8 p.m.


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    Cardiac

    WomenHeart | Third Thursday of every month, 6:30-8 p.m.

    For women who are living with heart disease. This group provides women a chance to meet with others who are also living with heart disease. For meeting dates, please call 786‐596‐6564. No June or July.
    Baptist Hospital
    8900 North Kendall Drive, MCVI Cardiac Rehab
     

    WomenHeart (Spanish) | First Monday of every month, 12 noon-1 p.m.

    For women who are living with heart disease. This group provides women a chance to meet with others who are also living with heart disease.For more information, please call 786‐596‐6564. No June or July.
    Baptist Hospital
    8900 North Kendall Drive, MCVI Cardiac Rehab
     


    Supporting Hearts Support Group
    | First Monday of every month, 2-3 p.m.

    For patients and families. Meets bi-monthly to educate patients and their caregivers to help manage diet, medications, activity and improve health. Please call 786‐662‐4380.
    South Miami Hospital, Victor E. Clarke Education Center
    6200 SW 73 Street

    Supporting Hearts Support Group (Spanish) | First Monday of every month, 3-4 p.m.

    For patients and families. Meets bi-monthly to educate patients and their caregivers to help manage diet, medications, activity and improve health. Please call 786‐662‐4380.
    South Miami Hospital, Victor E. Clarke Education Center
    6200 SW 73 Street


    Heart Failure Support Group | Last Tuesday of every month, 11 a.m.-12 noon

    Group for heart failure patients and their family members to teach them how to live healthy lives to decrease admission and/or re-admission to hospitals.
    Homestead Hospital
    975 Baptist Way, Lime Room



    Pulmonary Hypertension 
    | 2-4 p.m.

    To educate patients, families and caregivers in managing the disease, low-sodium diet and medication. Upcoming dates are July 1, September 10 and November 4. Call 786-662-4380 for more information.
    South Miami Hospital, Victor E. Clarke Education Center
    6200 SW 73 Street




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    Digestive Disorders

    Celiac Disease Gluten‐free in South Florida | First Monday of every month, 7-9 p.m.

    For patients and family members of people suffering from celiac disease and/or dermatitis herpetiformis. No June, July or legal holidays.
    Baptist Hospital, Medical Arts Building, Health Resource Center
    8900 North Kendall Drive, Suite 105
      

    Gluten-free living (Broward) | First Thursday of every month, 7-8 p.m.

    For patients and family members of people suffering from celiac disease and/or dermatitis herpetiformis.
    Baptist Medical Plaza at Davie
    4741 S. University Drive, Diagnostic Lobby
     
      





    Diabetes

    Adult Diabetes Support Group | First Tuesday of every month, 6-7 p.m.

    For adults with either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.
    Homestead Hospital
    975 Baptist Way, Mango Room
     
     

    Adult Diabetes Support Group at Mariners | 6-7:30 p.m.

    This group is open to everyone with diabetes, their spouses, relatives and friends. Learn something new or just meet new friends. Upcoming dates are: Thursdays, May 29, September 25 and November 20. For more information, call 305-434-1036.
    Mariners Hospital
    91500 Overseas Highway, MM 91.5, Main Conference Room
     
     

    Adult Diabetes Support Group at Baptist | Fourth Tuesday of every month, 7-8:30 p.m.

    For adults with either Type I or Type II diabetes. Counseling will be provided to people with diabetes and their family members to help them learn how to live with chronic illness.
    Baptist Medical Arts Building, Health Resource Center
    8950 North Kendall Drive, Suite 105
     
     

    Adult Diabetes Support Group at Coral Springs| Second Wednesday of every month, 7-8:30 p.m.

    For adults with either Type I or Type II diabetes. Counseling will be provided to people with diabetes and their family members to help them learn how to live with chronic illness.
    Baptist Coral Springs
    6264 West Sample Road, Diagnostic Lobby





    Liver

    Liver Health Support Group | Second Wednesday of every month, 7-8 p.m.

    For patients and family members of anyone suffering with viral hepatitis, HIV co-infection and/or liver cancer. Call 305-401-0853 for more information. No meetings in June, July or August.
    Baptist Hospital
    8900 North Kendall Drive, Classroom varies
    (Located in 3-South)
     



    Mental Health

    CODA Support Group (Bilingual) | Mondays, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

    Supports and promotes mental health in individuals and their relationships.
    Doctors Hospital
    5000 University Drive, Riviera Conference Room
    (Located on 2nd Floor)

    NAMI of Miami Friends and Family Support Group | Second Monday and Fourth Thursday, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

    For loved ones of those with mental illness or mental illness co‐occurring with substance abuse.
    Baptist Medical Arts Building, Health Resource Center
    8950 North Kendall Drive, Suite 105

    Depression and Bipolar Support Group (DBSA) | First and Third Saturdays, 10-11:30 a.m.

    Support for people with depression and/or who are bipolar to meet with others who have the same disorders and to get support that is essential for recovery.
    Baptist Medical Arts Building, Health Resource Center
    8950 North Kendall Drive, Suite 105





    Neurology

    Multiple Sclerosis Spirituality | Second Thursday of the month, 6-7 p.m.

    Multiple Sclerosis patients and their family members participate in discussions regarding spirituality and medical conditions.
    Doctors Hospital
    5000 University Drive, 2nd Floor Chapel



    Miami Dade MS Evening Group
    | Second Thursday of the month, 7-8:30 p.m.

    Multiple Sclerosis Patients and their family members participate in discussions.
    Doctors Hospital
    5000 University Drive, Cafeteria



    Parkinson’s Disease Support Group (English) | Second Friday of every month, 7-8 p.m.

    For family members, friends and caregivers of patients with Parkinson's. No meetings in June, July or August.
    Baptist Medical Arts Building, Health Resource Center
    8950 North Kendall Drive, Suite 105
     

    Parkinson’s Disease Support Group (Spanish) | Third Saturday of every month, 12 noon-2 p.m.

    For family members, friends and caregivers of patients with Parkinson's. No meetings in June, July or August.
    Baptist Medical Arts Building, Health Resource Center
    8950 North Kendall Drive, Suite 105
     

     



    Neuroscience

    Brain Injury Support Group | Tuesdays, 6:15-8 p.m.

    The Brain Injury Program Support Group offers encouragement and education for patients and families coping with brain injury. For further information, please contact our Brain Injury Program Coordinator, Caroline Godinez, at 786-596-6520 or Sharon Wright at 786-596-6578 Meetings are held at Baptist Hospital, 8900 North Kendall Drive, Rehabilitation Gym in Lake Pavilion Building. Group meets in January, March, May, July, September, November only.

      

    Life After Stroke Support Group | Tuesdays, 6-7:15 p.m.

    For stroke survivors, their families and caregivers to learn the educational and emotional tools needed to get them through this difficult time. Meetings are held at Baptist Hospital, 8900 North Kendall Drive, 2 Clarke, Neuroscience Center Conference Room, first Tuesday of every month, 6-7:15 p.m. Please call 786-596-6578.

     
     
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    New Parents

    Baby’s First Year, A Group for New Moms |  First and Third Fridays, 10-11:15 a.m.

    New moms and their babies attend sessions together. Supportive sharing is fostered among the mothers. Interactions to facilitate mother-baby bonding are encouraged. Child development education is provided.
    South Miami Hospital, Victor E. Clarke Education Center
    6200 SW 73 Street

     


    Breastfeeding Discussion Group at Baptist Hospital
    | 10-11:30 a.m.

    Provides education and support for breastfeeding mothers before and after delivery. First, second, third and fourth Wednesdays of the month, (except 4/16, 6/18, 8/20, 10/22, 11/19)
    Baptist Medical Arts Building, Health Resource Center
    8950 North Kendall Drive, Suite 105

     

    Breastfeeding Discussion Group at Homestead Hospital | Third Friday, 10-11 a.m.

    Provides education and support for breastfeeding mothers before and after delivery. Call 786-243-8420 for more information.
    Homestead Hospital
    975 Baptist Way, 3rd Floor Discharge Lounge



    New Moms Support Group
    | Second Tuesday, 10-11 a.m.

    A new self help group to get moms together to help avoid the social isolation some new moms experience especially during the first year of motherhood. Newborns welcome. No July.
    Baptist Hospital
    8900 North Kendall Drive, Easy Street Conference Room


     

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    Pulmonary

    COPD Support Group | 11 a.m.-12 noon

    To educate and support patients with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). Family members and caregivers welcome. Thursdays as follows: May 23, August 14 and November 13, 11 a.m.- 12 noon. Call 786-662-8484 for more information.
    South Miami Hospital
    6250 Sunset Drive, Pulmonary Rehab, 2nd Floor


    Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group | 11 a.m.-12 noon

    For patients who suffer from this condition to continue getting educated on the latest treatments available. Family members and or caregivers are welcome. Fridays as follows: June 20, September 26 and December 12. Call 786-662-8484 for more information.
    South Miami Hospital
    6250 Sunset Drive, Hyperbaric Medicine Conference Room



      


    Skin

    Scleroderma Support Group | Second Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

    For people with scleroderma (an autoimmune disease primarily affecting the skin). Family and friends are invited.
    Baptist Hospital
    8900 North Kendall Drive, Classroom 5
    (Located in 3-South)






    Sleep

    AWAKE (Alert, Well and Keeping Energetic) | 5:30-8 p.m.

    Support for those with sleep issues. Family members welcome. Upcoming Date: October 16
    Baptist Medical Arts Building, Health Resource Center
    8950 North Kendall Drive, Suite 105


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    Smoking Cessation

    Quit Smoking Now at Baptist Health Resource Center at Westchester | Fridays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

    For those who want to quit smoking.
    Baptist Health Resource Center at Westchester
    8820 SW 40 Street, Suite 400

    Quit Smoking Now at the Baptist Health Resource Center at Westchester (Spanish) | Fridays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

    For those who want to quit smoking.
    Baptist Health Resource Center at Westchester
    8820 SW 40 Street, Suite 400

    Quit Smoking Now at Homestead Hospital  | Mondays, 6-7 p.m.

    For those who want to quit smoking. English sessions are 5-6 p.m. and Spanish sessions are 6-7 p.m.
    Homestead Hospital
    975 Baptist Way, Lime Room

    Quit Smoking Now at Homestead Hospital (Spanish)  | Mondays, 5-6 p.m.

    For those who want to quit smoking. English sessions are 5-6 p.m. and Spanish sessions are 6-7 p.m.
    Homestead Hospital
    975 Baptist Way, Mango Room

     


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    Spine

    Back and Neck Pain Support | First Tuesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

    To educate participants who are experiencing back and neck pain on how to improve their lives.
    Baptist Medical Arts Building, Health Resource Center
    8950 North Kendall Drive, Suite 105


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    Weight loss

    Bariatric Support Group | Fourth Thursday, 7-9 p.m.

    For people who have had surgery for obesity or contemplating surgery. No meetings held in November.
    South Miami Hospital, Victor E. Clarke Education Center
    6200 SW 73 Street



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    Wound & Ostomy

    Ostomy Care Support Group | Third Wednesday, 6-7:30 p.m.

    A support group for ostomy care. No meetings held in July or August.
    Baptist Medical Arts Building, Health Resource Center
    8950 North Kendall Drive, Suite 105


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