Support Groups

Support Groups

At PinnacleHealth, we are committed to supporting you when you need it most. That’s why we offer a number of support groups to help you connect with others who are having similar life experiences. Our groups offer emotional and practical support and are facilitated by specially trained PinnacleHealth staff members.

For additional information regarding any of the support groups listed, unless otherwise indicated, please call the PHoneLine at (717) 231-8900.

Explore Our Support Groups:

Cardiac and Stroke Related Support Groups



Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders

Cancer Related Support Groups

Maternal and Childbirth Education Related Support Groups

Mental Health and Coping Related Support Groups

Smoking/Tobacco Cessation Support Group

Weight Loss & Bariatric Support Groups

Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders

Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) is an eating disorder support group that welcomes individuals who have been diagnosed with eating disorders or who feel they may be suffering from an eating disorder. The group meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

PinnacleHealth Polyclinic Campus
Landis Building, 6th Floor, Conference Room 1
2501 North Third Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110

For More Information:
Call Carol Williams
(717) 712-9535

Anxiety: Coping with Anxiety and Panic (CAP)

Coping with Anxiety and Panic meets the second Tuesday of the month from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

PinnacleHealth West Shore Campus
Fredricksen Outpatient Center
2015 Technology Parkway, Conference Room G08
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

No registration is required.

 

Bariatric Support Group

A solid support system is important when you are trying to lose weight or when you are starting a managed program to prepare for surgery. You also need help after surgery. We’ve developed a very active support group where patients can express feelings, thoughts and concerns with people who understand. Our Bariatric Support Group includes individuals at all phases of the pre- and post-surgery process. This is a free service, and we also encourage friends and family members to attend.Patients can stay after the formal meeting to continue discussions.

The Bariatric Support Group meets the second Monday of the month from 6 to 7 p.m. at:

PinnacleHealth Community Campus 
4300 Londonderry Road, Conference Room 2, 2nd Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17109
Pre-registration is not required.
For More Information:
Call the Weight Loss Center
(717) 909-0290

Better Breathers Club

Offers the opportunity to learn ways to better cope with COPD while getting the support of others who share in your struggles. Join us at noon for a discussion on the effects of a healthy diet for promoting and maintaining lung health. 
 
Please register in advance by visiting our Classes & Events page or call the PHoneLine at (717) 231-8900.
 
Community Center at Camp Hill GIANT
3301 Trindle Road
Camp Hill, PA 17011

 

Cancer Survivorship and Support Group

Survivorship begins at the time of a cancer diagnosis and continues throughout life. This informal group is open to anyone who is a cancer survivor or a cancer survivor’s caregiver. The main purpose of the meeting is to exchange ideas, information and encouragement. Guest speakers may be included, and light refreshments will be served.

The Cancer Survivorship and Support Group meets the first Monday of every month from 6 to 7:15 p.m.

PinnacleHealth Community Campus
Medical Sciences Pavilion
PinnacleHealth Cancer Center 
4300 Londonderry Road, Community Education Room
Harrisburg, PA 17109

For More Information:
Call (717) 724-6790

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance

The mission of the Depression Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is to improve the lives of people living with mood disorders. The support and acceptance of other group members who have experience with mood disorders helps participants find the motivation and strength they need to follow a treatment plan and discover other local and national resources.
 
The group meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 7 to 9 p.m..
 
Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute
2501 North Third Street
Landis Building, 6th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17110
 

 

No registration is required.

 

Heart Failure Center Education Group

This group is for individuals and their caregivers learning to manage their heart failure condition and stay healthy.

PinnacleHealth Bloom Outpatient Center
4310 Londonderry Road, 2nd Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17109
 
Space is limited.

To reserve a spot for the group session:
Call the Heart Failure Center
(717) 920-4201

Heartstrings

Heartstrings is a perinatal bereavement support group for those who have experienced a pregnancy loss or death of a newborn. You are welcome to join us, no matter where you are in your grief process or how long it has been since your loss. You may choose to talk or just listen. Meetings typically include brief presentations and time for sharing. Two registered nurses, who are also perinatal bereavement counselors, facilitate the meetings.

The group meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

PinnacleHealth Community Campus
Conference Room 3, 2nd Floor
4300 Londonderry Road
Harrisburg, PA 17109
There is no charge, and registration is not required.
 

New Mom Network I

New Mom Network I is an informal time of sharing and support for new mothers and their babies aged 0-9 months. This group is facilitated by a nurse experienced in maternal/child health and lactation.
Join other new moms for one of these groups:
 
Every Monday: 1-2:30 p.m.
Location 1
Community Center at Linglestown GIANT
2300 Linglestown Road
Linglestown, PA 17110

 

 
Every Tuesday: 1-2:30 p.m.
Location 2
Community Center at Camp Hill GIANT
3301 Trindle Road
Camp Hill, PA 17011

 

No older children please. Walk-ins welcome.
Visit our Classes & Events page for the latest schedule or call the PHoneLine at (717) 231-8900.

New Mom Network II

New Mom Network II is an informal time of sharing and support for new mothers and their children aged 10-17 months. This group is facilitated by a nurse experienced in maternal/child health and lactation.
Join other new moms for one of these groups:
 
Every Monday: 1-2:30 p.m.
Location 1
Community Center at Linglestown GIANT
2300 Linglestown Road
Linglestown, PA 17110
 
Every Tuesday: 1-2:30 p.m.
Location 2
Community Center at Camp Hill GIANT
3301 Trindle Road
Camp Hill, PA 17011
 
No older children please. Walk-ins welcome.
Visit our Classes & Events  page for the latest schedule or call the PHoneLine at (717) 231-8900.

Ostomy Support Group

The group meets 6-7:30 p.m. and the meeting dates are:
 
March 31, 2016, Thursday - Conference Room  # 2
June 23, 2016, Thursday - Conference Room # 1
September 28, 2016, Wednesday - Conference Room # 1
 
PinnacleHealth Community Campus
4300 Londonderry Road
Harrisburg, PA 17109
6-7:30 p.m.
 
Open to anyone with an ostomy. We provide guidance for skin and pouching related issues. Also provide emotional support and information regarding lifestyle changes and information on diet and exercise. 
 
Register by calling (717) 782-5565.

Persons with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer

PinnacleHealth is pleased to join Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC) as a local chapter, one of only 100 in the country. SPOHNC provides current information for oral and head and neck cancer patients who are trying to gain a better understanding of their illnesses. Our support group helps increase awareness of the many ongoing issues related to head and neck cancer, addresses the broad medical, emotional and humanistic needs of patients, and empowers patients to take active roles in their recoveries.

The group meets at 6 p.m. on the second Monday of the month at:
 
PinnacleHealth Community Campus
PinnacleHealth Cancer Center
Medical Sciences Pavilion
4300 Londonderry Road, 1st Floor, Community Education Room 2
Harrisburg, PA 17109
 
For more information, call Debra K. Witwer, RN, BSW at (717) 920-4190.

 

Powerful Hearts Support Group

To help you on the road to recovery after your heart surgery, patients who have had cardiac or vascular surgery with Doctors Mumtaz, Loran, Jaik or Martella, are welcome to join our support group. Each session will feature dynamic presentations by physicians, nurses, registered dietitians, exercise experts and more. The support group is a free service and light refreshments will be served.

This group meets monthly from 11-12 p. m.  at: 
 
PinnacleHealth Fredricksen Outpatient Center
2015 Technology Parkway, Conference Room G08
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
 
No registration required. Walk-ins are welcome.

Visit our Classes & Events page for the latest schedule or call the PHoneLine at (717) 231-8900.

Rainbows: Pregnancy After Loss Support Group

PinnacleHealth Rainbows: Pregnancy After Loss support group offers an environment of encouragement and caring for women who have had pregnancy losses and are considering becoming pregnant again, are currently pregnant, or have recently given birth. Family members are welcome. It is common to experience a wide range of emotions when you become pregnant after experiencing a loss. Please join us to share thoughts, concerns, experiences and hope. In addition to time for sharing, some meetings may include brief presentations. The meetings are facilitated by two registered nurses who are perinatal bereavement counselors.

The group meets the second Thursday of the month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at:
 
PinnacleHealth Community Campus
4300 Londonderry Road, Conference Room 3, 2nd Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17109
 
There is no fee to attend and preregistration is not required.

For more information, call Marianne Allen at (717) 782-5906.

REACCH Women's Group of Harrisburg 

This group meets on the 1st Tuesday of every month 6:30-7:30 p.m. (if it falls on a holiday, it's the 2nd Tuesday).  It is open to any woman living with HIV. 
 
Dinner is provided. We currently do not have childcare. 
 
Please call to register and for more information, Cori at (717) 782-4602 or (717) 782-2750.  
 
PinnacleHealth Polyclinic Campus 
2501 N 3rd Street  
Harrisburg PA 17110  

Smoking/Tobacco Cessation

This support group is facilitated by a certified tobacco treatment specialist and is free to anyone who wishes to make a positive change. There has never been a better time to quit using tobacco or to stop smoking.

The group meets at 6 p.m. at:

Community Center at Camp Hill GIANT
3301 Trindle Road
Camp Hill, PA 17011

For more information or to register, visit our Classes & Events page or call the PHoneLine at (717) 231-8900.

Stroke Support Group

The PinnacleHealth Stroke Support Group provides information and support to people recovering from stroke and their families and friends. The support group also serves as a social outlet and a place to share experiences with others to help one another cope with the challenges of life after a stroke.

The group meets on the second Wednesday of the month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at:

PinnacleHealth Community Campus
4300 Londonderry Road, Conference Room 2, 2nd Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17109

For more information, call (717) 657-7186.

 

Thrive!

Cancer Support Group for Women of All Ages
 
Thrive! is a member-driven support group for any woman who has been affected by cancer – from those who have recently been diagnosed with the disease, to those undergoing treatment, to those who have been cured ... as well as those family members and friends who are affected as caregivers. This group meets meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.
 
For more information, contact Jacquie Luchi (717) 652-1438 X4150
 
Pinnaclehealth Tristan Radiology Specialist 
4518 Union Deposit Road    
Harrisburg PA 17111 

Toddler Time

Toddler Time is an informal time of sharing and support for mothers and their 1 to 3-year-olds. This group is facilitated by a nurse experienced in maternal/child health, infant massage and lactation.

The group meets every Thursday from 10:30 to 12 p.m. at:
 
Community Center at Linglestown GIANT
2300 Linglestown Road
Linglestown, PA 17110

No older children please. Registration is not required. Walk-ins are welcome.

Visit our Classes & Events page for the latest schedule or call the PHoneLine at (717) 231-8900.

Working Moms

Facilitated by working moms, this group is for moms who work outside the home and their babies. Informally discuss the challenges of returning to the workplace and share tips on how to adjust. The group meets the second Saturday of the month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at:

Community Center at Camp Hill GIANT
3301 Trindle Road
Camp Hill, PA 17011
 
Registration is not required. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information, call the PHoneLine at (717) 231-8900.

 

Young Cancer Survivor Group

The Young Cancer Survivor Group is for young women who were 45 years old or younger when they were first diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer. Women will have an opportunity to share personal stories. Events may include guest speakers, open discussions and other activities. The group meets on the third Wednesday of the month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at:

PinnacleHealth Community Campus
PinnacleHealth Cancer Center
Medical Sciences Pavilion
4300 Londonderry Road, Community Education Room, 1st Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17109
 
For more information, call (717) 724-6790.
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