Patient support groups
Aphasia Communication Group
A therapeutic group that meets to practice communication skills in a supportive environment. $10 per session or $70 for 8 sessions. Meets Fridays from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. in the Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center, 4860 Y Street, Sacramento. For more information or to request screening for this group, please contact Amy Bord at 916-703-0328 or Christine Davis at 916-734-3437. Please call ahead to confirm space available.
A support group for burn patients and their familes or friends. Meets first Thursday of each month, 7:30-9 p.m., Director’s Conference Room, main hospital building. For more information, call 916-734-3636 or e-mail Debbie Jones, R.N.
Cleft Lip, Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies Support Group
For patients, families, therapists and physicians. Meets first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m., Alpine Conference Room, 7th floor, Sutter Memorial Hospital.
Coping with Cystic Fibrosis
For patients and their families and friends. For more information about the meetings, call Kim Franz 916-734-3189.
The Lung Cancer Chat Room
An interactive meeting of learning and support for patients, families, friends and caregivers affected by lung cancer. This program is sponsored by UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. Date: Third Thursday of each month (starting February 2013) from 10:30 a.m. – Noon. Location: UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, 2279 45th St. at X St., Room 1103, Sacramento. For more information, contact Jena Cooreman at 916-734-5198.
Prostate Cancer Support Group
For patients and families. Meets the third Thursday of every month at 1:30 p.m. For more information and meeting locations, call Beverly Nicholson, R.N., C.N.S. 916-537-5237.
Sacramento Amputee Support Group
If you or someone you care for has undergone limb loss, we hope you'll join us for this informal, informative, positive meeting. Every 4th Saturday* 9:00 a.m. at the Ellison Ambulatory Care Center, 4860 Y Street, Sacramento in the cafeteria. *If this falls on a holiday weekend, the meeting will be held one week earlier, on the 3rd Saturday. Call Kimberly Olson 707-738-7560 or Sheila Neroda 916-734-7374 for more information. Free. No reservations needed.
Sacramento Area Brain Tumor Support Group
Offers emotional support and educational programs to brain tumor patients, their families and friends. Meets first Thursday of each month, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Location: Ellison Ambulatory Care Center, 4860 Y St., Room 3015, Sacramento. For more information, call Karen A. Smith, R.N. at 916-734-5613 or 916-734-3658.
Sacramento Renal Transplant Program Support Group
Provides information and support to renal patients, their families and friends, and interested professionals. This group focuses on the social, emotional, physical and medical issues that surround transplantation. For more information, call the Transplant office at 800-821-9912 or Cathy Burke , LCSW, at 916-734-5094.
Special Care Parents Group
A support group for parents who have experienced a high-risk pregnancy or delivered a premature or high-risk infant, dealing with the social and emotional concerns related to having an infant in the NICU. For more information, call Special Care Parents voice mail at 916-658-8588.
Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
An on-going support and education group for individuals with any level of spinal cord injury. Family and caregivers are welcome and encouraged to attend. Meets Wednesdays from 3 - 4 p.m in the Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center, 4860 Y Street, Room 3030-C, Sacramento. For more information, please contact Kevin Wheeler, L.C.S.W. at 916-734-3467.
Stroke Survivors Support Group
A free support and educational group for individuals who have experienced a stroke. Caregivers and family are welcome and encouraged to attend. Meets Tuesdays from 2 - 3 p.m. in the Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center, 4860 Y Street, Room 3015-A, Sacramento. For more information, please contact Kevin Wheeler, L.C.S.W. at 916-734-3467.