Bariatric Support Group (Until further notice due to COVID-19 meetings are conducted virtually via Zoom; please call 631.687.5400 for more information)

Know that you are not alone. Meet with other patients who are currently undergoing or who have been through the process. Join our Support Group. Share your thoughts, tips, recipes, network and participate in events – even swap clothes! For more information, call 631.687.5400.
Meets: First Wednesday of every month 
Time: 
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Place:  100 Hospital Road, Conference Room 206

Long Island Community Hospital’s Hospice program offers bereavement support groups – all open to the community, free of charge and are facilitated by a licensed certified social worker. Registration Required For All  Groups.
For further information on all bereavement support groups and to register please call 631-687-2960.

Spouses and Partners (8 sessions)
For spouse, partners or those who have lost children, parents, grandparents, relatives, or significant others

Children’s Support Groups (8 Sessions)
For children who have lost a significant person in their lives.

Survivors of Suicide
For loved ones who have lost someone to suicide.

Adults – Who Are Grieving the Loss of a Parent/Grandparent (8 sessions)
Parents/Grandparents Who Have Lost a Child (8 sessions)

Breast Cancer and the New Normal Open Support Group

(Until further notice due to COVID-19, meetings are conducted virtually via Zoom)

Discuss issues relevant to your diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.
A free service for breast cancer patients.  For more information & schedule call 631.654.7577 

Diabetes Self-Management Class

EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 11, 2021, THESE CLASSES HAVE BEEN TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED AND WE ARE DOING OUR VERY BEST TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE THIS IMPORTANT SERVICE.  PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES.

These four  two hour weekly classes educate those diagnosed with diabetes on ways to help manage their disease. Topics include the following: Diabetes Overview, Nutrition, Activity, Blood Glucose Monitoring, Medications, Reducing Complications, Healthy Coping and Sick Days, and other miscellaneous topics. Each participant will have an individual pre-assessment consult as well as a group post alumni class with a Certified Diabetes Educators. Preregistration with a doctor’s referral may be required. For more information, please call 631.687.4188.

Diabetes Support Group

EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 11, 2021, THESE CLASSES HAVE BEEN TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED AND WE ARE DOING OUR VERY BEST TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE THIS IMPORTANT SERVICE.  PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES.

For those people with diabetes, this group offers education and support about the disease and its recent treatments. This is offered at no cost to the community. Family members are welcome. For more information or to be placed on the mailing list, call 631.687.4188.
Meets: Every other month – call for dates
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Place: 103 West Main Street, Home Care Conference Room, Patchogue (entrance on Lake Street).

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
(Until further notice due to COVID-19 meetings are conducted virtually via Zoom)

A support group to enhance the quality of life for individuals with Parkinson’s disease and their family or caregivers. Registration required. Call 631.862.3560 or visit www.liapda.org for information and meeting times.
Meets: 3rd Friday of the month
Place: 100 Hospital Road, Room 212, Patchogue

Renal Disease

Renal Care Givers Support Group
Education and support for family members and caregivers of individuals on dialysis provided by a licensed clinical social worker. Information and support includes counseling on topics such as entitlement and community resources, transportation and travel. Preregistration is required. Call Joy Gootkin, LCSW, at 631-687-2874.
Meets: To be determined
Place: Swezey Medical Pavilion, 103 West Main Street, Patchogue
Parking in rear of building on Lake Street.

A Pre-Renal Education Program

For patients with renal disease who do not yet require dialysis therapy, this education program can be provided as needed. For more information, call 631.687.2828.

Register to become an organ, eye and tissue donor

By registering your decision to be an organ, eye and tissue donor in the National Donate Life Registry, you are helping to save lives and give hope to the more than 100,000 people in the United States currently waiting for lifesaving organ transplants. Thousands more people are in need of tissue or corneal transplants to restore health. One donor can save and heal more than 75 lives. To register click on this link