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Support Groups

Enloe Medical Center provides a variety of support programs to promote health and wellness. Some of these groups were formed through partnerships with community organizations. For more information, please call the numbers listed below or the Enloe Marketing & Communications Office at (530) 332-6745. Facility location detail is at the bottom of the page.

ALS Support

A group for people with ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease," currently does not meet at Enloe. However, local groups and and information about patient and family services can be located via the ALS Association and the Sacramento Chapter of the ALS Association websites .

AWAKE (for Sleep Apnea)

For people with sleep apnea. Meets on the third Thursday of every other month, 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Enloe Home Care. (530) 332-3117

Bariatric Buddies

Information and support for those considering or who have had bariatric surgery. Friends, family and support persons are welcome. Last Wednesday of the month, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Enloe Conference Center . (530) 332-5122

Bereavement Support

  • Enloe Hospice provides a free series of six weekly bereavement support group meetings four times each year. For more information about this support group open to the community, to receive a packet of bereavement resources or to apply for a support group, please contact Enloe HomeCare & Hospice at (530) 332-3180.
  • For perinatal bereavement support, see the Forever Loved description below.

Better Breathers Support Group

Support and education for people with lung conditions. Offered by Enloe Medical Center and the American Lung Association. Call for exact meeting dates or to be included in the American Lung Association mailing list. (530) 332-6898.

Cancer Support Services

  • Brighter Days Skin Care Program: For those currently undergoing chemotherapy, radiation treatment or those who have completed therapy and need helpful tips on skin rejuvenation. Meet with Dermatologist Dr. Donald Richey in a small group of your peers to explore principles of hair, skin and nail care. Receive free trade-size samples of dermatological products to determine your skin care needs. To register, call David Pierce at the Enloe Regional Cancer Center, (530) 332-3877. Walk-ins are welcome. First Wednesday of each month, 11 a.m. to Noon, Fountain Medical Conference Room (251 Cohasset Road, Chico) Info: (530) 342-3686 ext 252, or (530) 332-3877.
  • Cancer Discussion Group: For patients and their caregivers at any stage of the cancer journey. Guest speakers and discussion topics related to managing the challenges associated with cancer and improving overall wellness. Third Thursday of the month, 4:30-6 p.m., Enloe Conference Center.
  • Look Good...Feel Better: Free instruction on coping with the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. A licensed beauty professional teaches makeup, skin care tips and suggestions for using wigs and headwear. Includes a complimentary make-up kit. Pre-registration is required. Call the American Cancer Society, 1-800-227-2345.
  • R.A.D. (Recreation and Dream for Kids with Cancer): Free recreational opportunities for children being treated for or recovering from cancer. Families welcome. Caring Choices: (530) 899-3873.  Not an Enloe support group.
  • VIVA! For kids 6 to 16 to explore feelings and get information about living with cancer in the family while doing creative art projects and having fun! Call 332-3877 to register.
  • Related Information: Enloe Cancer Connections and Enloe Regional Cancer Center Library

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

For those with depression and bipolar mood disorders and their family and friends. Tuesdays, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., First Christian Church, 295 E. Washington Ave., Chico. Call Ken, (530) 566-4380. This is not an Enloe support group. For more resources, see a list of mental-health-related Health Links, such as for National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - Butte County. Also see a listing of local advocacy and protective services, and information about Enloe Behavioral Health

Diabetes Support Group

Ongoing support and management contribute to successful diabetes management. (530) 332-6840

Fibromyalgia Educational Support Group

Meets one Saturday a month, except in July, August and December. Meets at the Enloe Rehabilitation Center. (530) 332-3261

Forever Loved

Provides support for anyone who has experienced miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn loss. 
(530) 332-7610

Head Trauma Support Group

Meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Enloe Conference Center. Call Sandy at (530) 345-5799.

♥ Healthy Hearts

Provides a support group, educational forums, and trained volunteers (who themselves have heart disease) who visit patients. The support group and forums are open to heart disease patients and their families. The Enloe Heart Program facilitates meetings on the third Monday of each month at the Enloe Sierra House, 249 W. 6th Ave. No meetings will be held from June through August and the next meeting will be Sept. 8. Meetings are often listed on our Community Events web page. For more info, call Ken, (530) 343-2000.  

Huntington Disease Support Group

The Huntington's Disease Society of American's Northern California Chapter Chico Support Group meets on the first Tuesday of each month, 6:30 p.m., Enloe Regional Cancer Center Library. There will be no meeting in May 2014. The next meeting is June 3. Lori, (530) 896-0257 or via email at lorirollin@gmail.com. Be sure to put HDSA in the subject line of the e-mail.

Insulin Pump Support Group

For people using or interested in using insulin pump therapy. Facilitated by Enloe’s Diabetes Education Services. Led by Enloe's Certified Nurse Educators and held on the second Wednesday of January, March, May, July, September, and November. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Meets in the Enloe Conference Center. (530) 332-6840.

MS Self-Help Group Meetings

Meets on the first Monday of each month from 5:30p.m. to 7p.m. at the Enloe Rehabilitation Center, 340 W. East Ave., Chico, Small Conference Room. Contact Amy Clark at (530) 863-7818 or atemple@comcast.net or Tracy Claflin at (530) 343-3623 or tracy7c@yahoo.co. If you are not a member of the National MS Society, Northern California Chapter, you can call 1-800-344-4867 and become a member to get access to the latest research information and educational materials

MS NEWLY DIAGNOSED Meeting

Are you newly diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)? A diagnosis of MS can create many unexpected emotions that leave you with a strong need to understand the changes you may be facing. This informative program, conducted by National MS Society staff will address the most common concerns for people who are newly diagnosed with this condition. This orientation provides an excellent opportunity to have any questions you may wish to ask answered and learn more about the resources available to persons with multiple sclerosis. For more information, contact Amy Clark, Community Development Manager for the National MS Society by phone at (530) 863-7818 or by email at amy.clark@nmss.org.

Ostomy Association Support Group -- Chico Chapter

New meeting date starting March 2014! This group now meets on the second Sunday of each month (no meetings in July and August), 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Enloe Conference Center. (530) 332-7144

Sleep Apnea Support Group

Please see the AWAKE listing above.

Stroke Support Group

Social and educational opportunities for stroke survivors and their caregivers, friends and family. Led by a stroke nurse, includes guest speakers. Meets on the second Wednesday of the month, 3 to 4 p.m. Call the Enloe Stroke Program Stroke Nurses at (530) 332-3981 for location information or more information.

Locations

The addresses to our facilities are below. Also, see our map with directions.