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

National Diabetes Prevention Program

The National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by a trained lifestyle coach from the Suffolk County Department of Health, will be held at Long Island Community Hospital beginning Wednesday, February 21, 2024 from 6:00 pm -7:15 pm. The program meets weekly until June 5th, then bi-monthly through August, then monthly from through February, 2025.

Participants are identified through their health care provider by either their fasting glucose 100-124 or their A1c 5.7-6.4. In addition, they must have a BMI of 25 or more and be over the age of 18. Participants cannot have diabetes or be pregnant. Participants may also qualify by taking either the CDC or ADA risk test at https://www.cdc.gov/prediabetes/takethetest/ or https://diabetes.org/diabetes/risk-test

For more information on the program go to https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/about.htm. To register, contact Debora at the Suffolk County Department of Health at 631-853-2928 or Debora.Rippel@suffolkcountyny.gov.

Learn to Be Tobacco Free

A smoke cessation program held at Long Island Community Hospital and at other locations throughout Suffolk County. This free program gives classes and smoking cessation medications at no cost to increase smoking cessation success. For more information and referrals to smoking cessation resources, including the Suffolk County Department of Health Services “Learn to be Tobacco Free Program,” call Debora at 631.853.4017 or email: debora.rippel@suffolkcountyny.gov. You can also visit www.suffolkcountyny.gov/health

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