Support Group Information

To help keep our community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, Enloe Medical Center is following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), and Butte County Public Health (BCPH).

As a result, some support groups that gather at Enloe campuses will not meet. Please contact the support group you attend — or would like to attend — to see if it will meet.

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. You can find additional support groups by visiting Butte County 211

For more information, please call the numbers listed below or the Enloe Marketing & Communications office at (530) 332-6745.

Facility location details are at the bottom of the page.

ALS Support

This monthly drop-in group is open to anyone touched by ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease." This group usually meets the last Thursday of every month at Enloe HomeCare & HospiceHowever, this group is suspended indefinitely.

You can also contact ALS Association or Sacramento Chapter of the ALS Association websites, or call the ALS Association at (916) 979-9265. 

Amputee Outreach

This 501(c)(3) nonprofit provides an informative, supportive environment to help people dealing with the loss of a limb. It offers peer counseling before and after an amputation.

This group will resume in-person meetings April 29. The first meeting will be held at 1 p.m. at the Foodie Cafe, 196 Cohasset Road #150. Family and friends are welcome. To get on the list to receive updates about the new meeting schedule, contact Shelly at (530) 343-0005 or at oneleglife2017@gmail.com.

(This is not an Enloe support group.)

Bariatric Buddies 

Providing information and support for those considering, or who have had, bariatric surgery, this group is open to friends, family, and support persons. During the COVID-19 situation, this group is meeting on the last Tuesday of the month from 6-7:30 p.m. through GoToMeeting. For more information, call (530) 332-5122.

Bereavement Support

Enloe Hospice provides a free series of six weekly bereavement support group meetings three times each year. It is open to the community.

To receive a packet of bereavement resources or to apply for a support group, contact Enloe HomeCare & Hospice at (530) 332-6060. You can also get details about bereavement resources and support groups offered throughout the North State.

Better Breathers Support Group

The name of this group has changed. Please see listing for Second Wind Pulmonary Support Group Chapter of Better Breathers.

Cancer Support Services

  • Brighter Days Skin Care Program: This group is for those undergoing chemotherapy, radiation treatment, or those who have completed therapy and need helpful tips on skin rejuvenation. Meet with a licensed dermatologist in a small gathering of your peers to explore the principles of hair, skin and nail care. A dental hygienist will educate you on the importance of good oral health during treatment as well. Receive free trade-size samples, resources and support. This group is meeting on Zoom. The next scheduled session is June 4 at 2:30 p.m. Call (530) 332-3856 for details.
  • Cancer Discussion Group: For patients and their caregivers at any stage of the cancer journey, this group features guest speakers and discussion topics related to managing the challenges associated with cancer and improving overall wellness.  The group usually meets on the third Friday of the month from 12:30-2 p.m. at the Fountain Medical Conference Room. During the COVID-19 pandemic this group is trying new formats. To learn more, call (530) 332-3856.
  • Head and Neck Cancer Support Group: For head and neck cancer patients at all phases of survivorship and their caregivers. This group, facilitated by a health care professional, features guest speakers and discussion topics related to managing the challenges associated with head and neck cancers and improving overall wellness. It usually meets the first Wednesday of the month from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Cancer Center Library. Until social gathering restrictions are lifted, this group is keeping in touch through an informal network contact list. To get the list and receive updates, call (530) 332-3856
  • VIVA! This group offers support for kids living with cancer in the family. For more information, call (530) 332-3856.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Meant for those with depression and bipolar mood disorders, and their family and friends, this group meets Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. on Zoom.

For more information, call Ken at (530) 566-4380. (This is not an Enloe support group.)

Diabetes Support Group

Geared toward people with Type 2 diabetes, this group offers education and the opportunity to connect with others living with this chronic condition. Family and friends are also welcome.

This group usually meets on the second Thursday of every month at the Enloe Conference Center, in the Planetree Room, from 6:30-8 p.m. However, until social gathering restrictions are lifted, this group is keeping in touch through an informal network contact list. To get on the list and receive updates, call (530) 332-4696.

Head Injury Support Group

Providing support for anyone who has experienced a head injury, this group usually meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Enloe Conference Center.

However, this group is on pause indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic. For more information, call Julie with the Brain Injury Coalition at (530) 518-0256.  

♥ Healthy Hearts

This support group and educational forum is open to heart disease patients and their families. The group is led by trained volunteers who themselves have heart disease. 

The Enloe Heart Program usually facilitates meetings on the second Wednesday of the month at the Enloe Conference Center

However, until social gathering restrictions are lifted, this group is keeping in touch through an informal network contact list. To get on the list and receive updates, call Ken at (530) 343-2000.

 

Infertility Support Group

If you need comfort, understanding and support regarding infertility, you are not alone. Attend the Infertility Support Group, a confidential support group designed to help create a safe sense of community. This group meets on the first Thursday of every month from 6-7 p.m., at Butte Creek Country Club, 175 Estates Drive, Chico. For more information, call Andrea at (530) 517–1447 or Sarah at (530) 519–2268.

Insulin Pump Support Group

This group is for people using, or interested in using, insulin pump therapy.

Facilitated by Enloe’s Diabetes Education Services, this group is led by Enloe's Certified Nurse Educators. It usually meets on the second Wednesday of January, March, May, July, September and November. 

However, until social gathering restrictions are lifted, this group is keeping in touch through an informal network contact list. To get on the list and receive updates, call (530) 332-6840.

MS Diagnosis  

Are you newly diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)? Getting a diagnosis of MS can be an emotional experience. You'll find a strong need to understand the challenges you may be facing. To learn more about MS resources and education opportunities in your city, contact the National MS Society at 1-800-344-4867. You can also contact Tracy at (530) 343-3623.

Ostomy Association Support Group - Chico Chapter

This group is dedicated to outreach, education, and social and emotional support for people with ostomies. The group also welcomes friends and loved ones.

The group usually meets on the second Sunday of every month at the Enloe Conference Center, but it has been placed on pause indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic.

For more information, call (530) 332-4696. 

Parkinson's Disease Support Group

This group offers education and the opportunity to connect with others affected by Parkinson's disease. The group meets on the first and third Wednesday of every month on Zoom. Sessions occur between 1-2:30 p.m., with the first several minutes reserved for participants who need help setting up Zoom.

For more information, contact Bob at (530) 321-6157 or by email at ordferry@yahoo.com. You can also contact Terry at (650) 743-6871 or by email at tmdonnelly68@gmail.com. (This is not an Enloe support group.)

Pregnancy & Postpartum Support Group

This group provides peer support to Enloe patients who are pregnant or recently gave birth. Hear from other women, share your experiences and learn about available resources in the community.

This group meets in person every Friday from 1-2 p.m. at Enloe Women’s Services – South, 1405 Magnolia Ave., Suite A, in Chico. For more information, call Tracy at (530) 332-7260. If you need assistance when the group is not meeting, please visit:

Second Wind Pulmonary Support Group | Chapter of Better Breathers

Offering support and education for people with lung conditions, this group usually meets on the fourth Wednesday of most months from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Enloe Outpatient Center, 888 Lakeside Village Commons, Building C, Classroom A, Chico. However, it is not meeting until further notice. 

For more information, call Marti at (530) 533-5369 or Pat at (530) 538-9196.

Stroke Support Group

This group offers social and educational opportunities for stroke survivors and their caregivers, friends, and family. Led by a stroke nurse, this group usually meets on the second Wednesday of the month at the Enloe Conference Center. 

However, this group is on pause indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic. For more information, call the Enloe Stroke Program at (530) 332-7258.

Locations

Facility addresses are listed below. For more information, refer to our Locations page.

 
 

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