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Classes & Events: Support Groups
Support groups meeting on at UPMC Altoona, 620 Howard Ave., use the Allegheny and Bedford rooms and the Rotunda on the 6th floor of the Outpatient Center and Dining Room B adjacent to the main cafeteria on Tower 4.

Support groups and clinics also meet at the Education and Finance Center, 2621 8th Avenue.

The Station Medical Center is located at 1516 9th Ave., off 17th Street on 9th Avenue. To find the meeting room, use the UPMC Altoona Outpatient Services entrance in the left section of the complex.





Alzheimer's Support Group

6:30 p.m., every last Tuesday, except in December

Allegheny Room

Call 889-2141.

Bariatric Information Session

5 to 6 p.m., every third Wednesday


Registration required. Call 889-7500.

Bariatric Support Group

Meets 6 to 7 p.m., every first Wednesday


Call 889-7500.

Breastfeeding Classes

6 to 8 p.m., every first Wednesday

Allegheny Room

Call 889-2557.

Breastfeeding Support Group

10 to 11 a.m., every fourth Wednesday and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., every fourth Wednesday

Beford Room

Call 889-2557 or 889-2310.

Breast Cancer Support Group

6 to 7:30 p.m., every first Thursday

Station Medical Center, Conference Room

Call Becky at 935-3738.

Caregiver's Corner Support Group

11:30 a.m., every first Thursday.

Hoss's Restaurant, Duncansville

Call 889-3123.

Central PA Ostomy Support Group

Meetings are the third Sunday of March, April, May, Sept, Oct, and Nov , 2-4pm

Rotunda room

Call 943-3782 or email: robbgodfrey@hotmail.com

Depression and Bipolar Self-Help
Support Group

7 to 8 p.m., meets every Wednesday
PLEASE NOTE: meeting is cancelled for June 1, 2016

Bedford Room

Call 889-2141.

Diabetes Outpatient Education

By individual appointment and group sessions. Must have referral by physician.


Call 889-2487 for times and locations.

Faith-Based Bereavement/Grief Support Group

6 p.m., first and third Wednesdays of each month, beginning in May

Station Medical Center Conference Room? Call to confirm location.

Call 889-4323.

Grief Support Group

6 to 7:30 p.m., first and third Wednesday of every month

Station Medical Center Conference Room

Call 889-2132.

Lalache League

10 a.m. to noon, second Monday of every month

Station Medical Center

Contact 934-0466.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Support Group

6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Jan. 13, March 10, May 1, June 9, Sept. 8, Nov. 10

Station Medical Center Conference Room

Call 1-800-726-2873, ext. 2882

Parkinson's Disease Support Group

11 a.m., every last Monday. No May 25 meeting.

Hoss's Restaurant, Altoona

Call 889-2141.

Sleep Apnea Support Group

6 to 7:30 p.m., every other month on the fourth Tuesday

Station Medical Center Conference Room, use the K4 Entrance to the left of Dialysis Center

A support group for people using CPAP or BiPAP therapy. Call 889-4466 for more information.

Stroke Support Group

Noon to 2 p.m., every second Tuesday

Station Medical Center Conference Room, use the K4 Entrance to the left of Dialysis Center

Call 889-2356.

Those Who Have Lost a Loved One through Suicide Support Group

7 to 8:30 p.m., every third Wednesday of each month, beginning in April

Access Center, located in the Blair Medical Center, 501 Howard Ave., Bldg. C, Altoona

Call Patty at 889-2141

Following the loss of a loved one from suicide, individuals can find themselves searching for answers and feeling indescribably alone in their grief. This suicide survivor support group offers a place of understanding. The group meets the third Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Building C, 501 Howard Ave., Altoona (across from UPMC Altoona). Please feel free to call 814-889-2141 with any questions or for information regarding the group. Together we can support each other.

Veterans Brain Injury Peer Support Group

6:30 to 8 p.m., every first Tuesday

Station Medical Center Conference Room, use the K4 Entrance to the left of Dialysis Center

Call Brandy at 949-1905

Wheelchair Clinic

10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. second Tuesday of each month.

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Dept. at Station Medical Center

Physician referral required. Call for information and appointment, 889-4463.

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