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Support Groups

Palmetto Health offers a number of support groups to help deal with a serious illness or the loss of a loved one. Trained counselors lead our support groups. Participants learn about normal reactions to illnesses, loss and grief and are shown a path toward healthy living during a time of much pain and confusion.

Bariatric Surgery Support Group
For more information, call 296-5580.

Bosom Buddies
Group for women who have/had breast cancer.
When: Second Tuesday of every month, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Palmetto Health Baptist, Taylor at Marion Sts., Columbia, SC 29220
Phone: 803-296-2378

Colorectal Cancer Support Group 
Support group for colon cancer patients and survivors.
When: Last Tuesday of each month, 6-7:30 p.m. 
Where: Palmetto Health Baptist, Taylor at Marion Sts., Columbia, SC 29220
Phone: 803-296-3000

Diabetes Support Group
Where: Palmetto Health Baptist, Taylor at Marion Sts., Columbia, SC 29220
Phone: 803-296-8906

Kids with Diabetes
Where: Palmetto Health Richland. 5 Richland Medical Park Dr., Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: 803-434-6674

Living Well With Diabetes 
When: Monthly
Where: Where: Palmetto Health Baptist, Taylor at Marion Sts., Columbia, SC 29220
Phone: 803-296-8906

Good Grieving Program
For children and teens and their parents/caregivers designed to help them deal more effectively with the death of a loved one.
When: January, April, July and October. Click here for current information and dates.

MARYS – Meeting And Reviving Your Spirit
When: Third Tuesday of each month, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Where: Celia Saxon Health Center, 2133 Walker Solomon Way, Columbia, SC.
Phone: 803-296-3070

Pathfinders Bereavement Support Groups
This is a free monthly support group organized by Palmetto Health Hospice for people adjusting to the death of a relative or friend. The group is open to anyone in the community.
Phone: 803-296-3939

  • Palmetto Health Baptist
    Where: Taylor at Marion Sts. in the Palmetto Cafe Private Dining Room
    When: The first Tuesday of each month, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
    Dinner meal provided to all attendees
    Phone: 800-238-1884
  • South Carolina Episcopal Home at Still Hopes
    Where: One Still Hopes Dr., West Columbia, SC 29169
    Phone: 800-238-1884
  • Palmetto Health Hospice at Newberry
    Where: 1400 Camellia Ave., Newberry, SC 29108, Conference Room
    When: Second Tuesday of each month, 6 p.m.
    Phone: 800-518-5175

Wee Remember
Support group for parents who have experienced infant or pregnancy loss.
When: Meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Phone: 803-296-5636