Phone Numbers

LMC Community Outreach
(803) 936-8850
Patient Education
(803) 791-2869
Health Directions West Columbia
(803) 791-2113
Health Directions Irmo
(803) 791-2132

Support Groups

You're Not Alone

Our support groups provide guidance, advice and practical help with many common health-related issues.

Cancer Support Groups

Explore cancer and treatment with others.

Women's Support Groups

Support for women by women.

Diabetes Support Groups

Connect with others in the fight against diabetes.

Heart Support Groups

Enjoy life that includes heart disease.

Other Support Groups

A.W.A.K.E. Support Group

The Alert Well and Keeping Energetic support group is for those whose lives are affected by sleep apnea.

Free of charge.

When:
Meets Quarterly

Contact:
(803) 791-2683

Weight-Loss Support Group

This group is for patients who have had gastric-bypass surgery and the family members who support them.

Free of charge.

When:
First Tuesday of Each Month
6 p.m.

Where:
LMP Auditorium
Lexington Medical Park 1

Contact:
(803) 791-2828

Bereavement Support Group

Access help and healing from the loss of a loved one or friend with others who understand.

Free of charge.

When:
First Thursday of Each Month
7 p.m.

Where:
Granby Room
Main Campus - South Tower

Contact:
(803) 791-2901

Better Breathers Club

Persons with chronic lung disease can participate in regular meetings to gain tools for better living.

Free of charge.

When:
Noon - 1 p.m.

Where:
Lower Level Classroom
Main Campus - North Tower

Contact:
(803) 791-2621

Carolina Pumpers

This group is for those living with continuous insulin pumps as well as their family members and support people.

Free of charge.

When:
Meets Quarterly

Where:
Lower Level Classroom
Main Campus - North Tower

Contact:
(803) 936-8942

Columbia Help

This group helps and supports individuals dealing with a life that includes herpes simplex virus (HSV).

Free of charge.

Contact:
(803) 781-5280

Columbia Parkinson Support Group

This group helps Parkinson’s patients, caregivers, family members and others who have an interest in Parkinson’s disease or work in related fields.

Free of charge.

When:
Third Sunday of Each Month Except June
3:00 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.

Where:
LMC Auditorium

Contact:
(803) 604-0061

Living with Change

A support group for family members of those who are facing a life-threatening illness.

Free of charge.

When:
Each Thursday
1 p.m.

Where:
8th Floor Conference Room
Main Campus - South Tower

Contact:
(803) 791-2901

Memorial Services

A special memorial service to honor the families of Lexington Medical Center patients.

Free of charge.

When:
Meets Quarterly

Where:
LMC Auditorium

Contact:
(803) 791-2901

Memories

A support group for parents who have experienced the loss of a miscarriage, stillbirth or early newborn death.

Free of charge.

When:
Second Thursday of Each Month
7 p.m.

Contact:
(803) 791-2420

Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands (STSM)

STSM is a non-profit outreach center helping those who have suffered sexual abuse and trauma. Free, confidential services by professionals and volunteers help victims regain health and heal.

Free of charge.

Contact:
(803) 771-7273