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Support Groups

Baptist Health South Florida Support Groups

Whether you’re dealing with an illness or you’re a family member of a patient, Baptist Health South Florida offers over 55 support groups for everyone. These groups meet monthly and are free of charge. To join a support group, please visit BaptistHealth.net/Events.

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:

 
  • Addiction
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Bereavement
  • Bladder/Pelvic Health
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Mental Health
  • Neurology
  • Neuroscience
  • New Parents
  • Ostomy​
  • Skin
  • Smoking
  • Spine
  • Weight loss
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    For more information, email SupportGroups@BaptistHealth.net or call 786-596-3812.


    Addiction

    Al‐Anon Saturday Serenity AFG | Saturdays, 7:30-8:45 p.m.
    For family and friends of people who have drinking problems. 
    Baptist Hospital
    8900 North Kendall Drive
    3rd Floor, Classroom 2
     

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

    For family and friends of people who have drinking problems.
    Homestead Hospital
    1st Floor, Mango Room
     

    Al-Anon U R Not Alone AFG | Fridays, 7:30-8:45 p.m.

    For family and friends of people who have drinking problems.
    Baptist Hospital
    8900 North Kendall Drive
    iOasis Cafeteria, 1st Floor, Pineapple Room 

     
     

    Arthritis

    Arthritis Support Network | Second Monday of every month, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
    Please join us for a community support group for people with arthritis and rheumatic diseases. Our Arthritis Support Network provides help & support to adults living with all types of arthritis and rheumatic diseases. Join our network to Connect, Educate and Empower. Contact LindaK@arthritisintrospective.org or Irene@arthritisintrospective.org
    South Miami Hospital,
    Victor E. Clark Education Center

     

     
     
     
     

    Autoimmune Disease

    LUPUS SUPPORT GROUP | Fourth Wednesday of every month , 6:30-8 p.m.
    Health Resource Center at Baptist Doral
    9915 NW 41 Street, Suite 210
     

     
     




    Bereavement
    (Grief)

    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 p.m. - 8:30 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/Pelvic Health

     

    Interstitial Cystitis & Pelvic Pain Support Group | Second Saturday, Every Other Month 10-11:30 a.m.

    Support group for people who are living with the symptoms of Interstitial Cystisis also known as IC and pelvic pain. Resources, education and support are provided. Join us. It's free. For more information, please call 786-662-8751
    January 14, March 11, May 13: South Miami Hospital, Chapel, 1st Floor
    July 8, September 9, November 11: Victor E. Clarke Education Center, Classroom C


     
     

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    Cancer

    American Cancer Society: Look Good, Feel Better | Fourth Thursday of the Month, 10 a.m.-12 noon
    A free support group to teach beauty techniques to women undergoing cancer treatment. For more information and to register, please call 1-800-227-2345
    Miami Cancer Institute,
    8900 North Kendall Drive
    Cancer Patient Support Center, 3rd Floor

    Caregiver Support Group | Fourth Thursday of every month, 4-5 p.m.
    A safe environment to learn from other caregivers while sharing your experience. Open to all caregivers. For more information, call 786-596-3812.
    Miami Cancer Institute, 
    8900 North Kendall Drive
    Cancer Patient Support Center, 3rd Floor

    General Support Group for Patients | Fourth Thursday of every month, 4-5 p.m.
    A safe environment to learn from other patients while sharing your experience with cancer. Open to all cancer patients. For more information, call 786-596-3812.
    Miami Cancer Institute, 
    8900 North Kendall Drive
    Cancer Patient Support Center, 3rd Floor

    Gynecology Oncology Support Group | Third Friday of the Month, 12 noon-2 p.m.
    Education and support for women with a gynecological cancer diagnosis. For more information and registration call 786-527-7553 or email KristinaRu@BaptistHealth.net.
    Miami Cancer Institute, 
    8900 North Kendall Drive
    Cancer Patient Support Center, 3rd Floor

    Hematology and Blood Disorders Support Group | First Tuesday of each month, 4-5 p.m.
    Education and support for those living with hematologic illness. For more information, call 786-596-3812.
    Miami Cancer Institute, 
    8900 North Kendall Drive
    Cancer Patient Support Center, 3rd Floor​

    Pediatric Support Group for Parents and Caregivers | Monday, February 20 and Monday, March 20, 1-2 p.m.
    Education and support for parents and caregivers of children with a cancer diagnosis. For more information, call 786-596-3812.
    Miami Cancer Institute, 
    8900 North Kendall Drive
    Cancer Patient Support Center, 3rd Floor​​​

    Cancer Support Group (Mariners) | First Thursday of Every Month, 6-7:30 p.m.

    This meeting provides a safe environment where cancer patients and those who care for them can find support. For more information, call 305-434-1640.
    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):
  • Baptist Hospital Medical Arts Building, Health Resource Center, 8950 North Kendall Drive, Suite 105 West Tower
    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.

  • Free Smoking Cessation Programs 
    For more information and registration, call 305-597-3640 or visit AHECTobacco.com/Calendar. Ready to quit smoking? We are here to help. 
  • TTQ - One Time Class | 10-11 a.m.
  •        Offered January 24, 31; February 7, 14, 21, 28; March 7, 14, 21, 28
  • QSN - Six week program | English 10-11 a.m. and Spanish 11 a.m.-12 noon
  •        First Cohort: January 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22 and March 1
           Second Cohord: March 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5 and 12
    Miami Cancer Institute, 
    8900 North Kendall Drive
    Cancer Patient Support Center, 3rd Floor



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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) | Fourth 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 Healthy Hearts Support Group
    | Last Tuesday of every month, 6-7:15 p.m.

    Join West Kendall Baptist Hospital and experts in the field of heart health as we discuss ways you can help manage your heart failure. Get diet and exercise tips. RSVP by calling 786-467-2320..
    West Kendall Baptist Hospital
    9555 SW 162 Avenue, Surgical Services Waiting Room

    Supporting Hearts Support Group | Quarterly: First Monday, 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
    6250 Sunset Drive, First Floor Conference Room

    Supporting Hearts Support Group (Spanish) | Quarterly: First Monday, 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
    6250 Sunset Drive, First Floor Conference Room


     



    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
     
     
      





    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 | First Thursday of the month, 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. For more information, call 305-434-1036.
    Mariners Hospital
    91500 Overseas Highway, MM 91.5, Main Conference Room

     



    Epilepsy

    Epilepsy Support Group | First Saturday Monthly, 12 - 1 p.m.

    For people with epilepsy and their families or caregivers to learn the latest information on treatment, medication and coping mechanisms.
    Baptist Medical Arts Bldg.
    8950 N. Kendall Dr., Suite 105 W
     

    Epilepsy Support Group (Spanish) | First Saturday Monthly, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

    For people with epilepsy and their families or caregivers to learn the latest information on treatment, medication and coping mechanisms.
    Baptist Medical Arts Bldg.
    8950 N. Kendall Dr., Suite 105 W
     

     
     
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    Mental Health

    NAMI of Miami Friends and Family Support Group | Second Monday and Fourth Thursday, 7-9 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

    Depression and Bipolar Support Group (DBSA) at Doctors | Second and Fourth 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.
    Doctors Hospital
    5000 University Drive, Riviera Conference Room, 2nd Floor

     

     





    Neurology

    Miami Dade MS Evening Group | Second Thursday of the month, 6:30-7:30 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 | Second Tuesday every other month, 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 | First 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
    | First Wednesday of each month, 10-11:30 a.m.

     
    Provides education and support for breastfeeding mothers before and after delivery.
    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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    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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    Skin

    Scleroderma Support Group | Second Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. - 12 noon

    For people with scleroderma (an autoimmune disease primarily affecting the skin). For more information, contact Beth at 305-801-1837.
    Baptist Medical Arts Building
    8950 North Kendall Drive, Suite 105 West



     
    Smoking Cessation

    Quit Smoking Now at Homestead Hospital  | Every other Monday, 5:30 - 7 p.m.

    For those who want to quit smoking. Bilingual group. First meeting June 6, 2016. For more information, please call 305-994-9268. 
    Homestead Hospital
    975 Baptist Way, OB/GYN Conference Room

    Quit Smoking Now at South Miami Hospital | Wednesdays, 5-7 p.m.

    For those who want to quit smoking. English sessions are 5-6 p.m. and Spanish sessions are 6-7 p.m.
    South Miami Hospital
    6250 Sunset Dr.
    Hyperbaric Conference Room, 1st Floor (Back Entrance)

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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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