Phone Numbers

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

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

Ostomy Support Group

This city-wide group is led by a wound ostomy nurse and offers an open and inviting forum to ask questions, share tips and discuss relevant topics. Meetings feature guest speakers on various topics such as new products and supplies, resources and living with an ostomy.

For anyone with a new or existing ostomy (colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy) or anyone who struggles with a bowel issue. You do not need to be affiliated with Lexington Medical Center.

Family members are welcome.

Free of charge.

When:
First Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m.

Where:
Meetings are held either online via WebEx or in person at
Lexington Medical Center, Classroom 2, Lower Level.

Contact:
To sign up for a meeting or learn more about the group and upcoming meeting topics, email Kathy Decho or call (803) 739-3321.

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:
Thursdays

Where:
LMP Auditorium
Lexington Medical Park 1

Contact:
Robin Simmons - (803) 791-2627

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:
Suite 430
Lexington Medical Park 2

Contact:
(803) 936-3300

Bereavement Support Group (Currently Not Available)

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

Free of charge.

Where:
Granby Room
Main Campus - South Tower

Contact:
(803) 791-2901

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

For individuals and the families of those suffering with Parkinson's disease.

Free of charge.

When:
Meets the third Sunday of every month.
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Where:
Lexington Medical Park 1 Auditorium

Contact:
Call Karen Basso at (803) 351-9571

Living with Change

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

Free of charge.

When:
Each Thursday
1 p.m.

Where:
9th Floor Conference Room
Main Campus - North Tower

Contact:
(803) 791-2901

Memories

Parents who have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or early newborn death can find comfort and support from those who have has a similar loss.

Free with No Pre-Registration Required.

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

Where:
Lexington Medical Center
North Tower Lower Level Classroom
2720 Sunset Blvd.
West Columbia, SC 29169

Contact:
Call Corrine Barbian at (803) 960-6140 or email clbarbian@gmail.com with any questions. Learn more about Memories by calling (803) 791-2682.

Midlands SC Palmetto PHriends: Pulmonary Hypertension Support Group

Our mission is to bring people living with pulmonary hypertension together so they no longer feel the isolation of living with this rare disease. A light lunch is provided.

Free of charge.

When:
Second Saturday of "Even" Months
1 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Where:
Lexington Medical Center
North Tower, LL, Classroom 1
2720 Sunset Blvd.
(Hwy 378 & Exit 110 of I-26)
West Columbia, SC 29169

Contact:
Call Doug Taylor, Leader at (803) 465-2139 or email DtaylorSF@aol.com

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