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Support Groups & Educational Programs

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center offers a variety of support groups and educational programs. The programs listed on this page are held at the Medical Center and are provided at no charge or for a minimal fee. For more information about the Medical Center’s community education programs, call 410-550-1360 (unless otherwise noted).

Support Groups

Breast Cancer Support Group

The Johns Hopkins Breast Center on the Johns Hopkins Bayview campus hosts a breast cancer survivor support group the last Thursday each month from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Medicine Education Center. Topics vary at each meeting. This support group is open to any breast cancer patient in active or post-treatment, regardless of where they receive treatment.

Day: last Thursday of the month
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Fee: Free

RSVP to Catherine Klein at 410-550-6690 or cklein3@jhmi.edu.

Burn Support Group

The burn survivor support group provides emotional support to both inpatient and discharged survivors, covering topics such as scarring, anger management, returning to work and how to respond to intrusive questions or staring.

Day: Every Tuesday
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Fee: Free

For more information, call 410-550-0754.

Gastric Bypass Surgery, Lap Duodenal Switch and Lap Sleeve Gastrectomy Support Group

This is an ideal forum for those who have had gastric bypass surgery or for those considering the surgery. This support group is offered two times per month.

Day: Second Thursday of every month or third Thursday of every month
Time: 5 to 6 p.m.
Fee: Free

For more information, call 410-550-0409.

Heart Failure Education / Support Group

This group meets monthly to discuss self-management skills, medications, nutrition and common social concerns.

Day: First Tuesday of every month
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Fee: Free

For more information, call 410-550-7228.

Inch by Inch: Stroke Support Group

This monthly meeting provides education and support to stroke survivors and their families.

Day: Third Thursday of every month
Time: Time varies
Fee: Free

For more information, call 410-550-7793.

A Joint Effort: Joint Replacement Education

This session introduces you to the health care team who will answer your questions about hip or knee replacement surgery. You will learn about anesthesia, strength-building diets, exercise programs, pain management and much more. Our goal is to help you prepare for a smooth surgery and hospital stay.

For more information, call 410-550-1103.

Laparascopic Banding Support Group

This is an ideal forum for those who have had a lap banding surgery or for those who are considering this surgery.

Day: First Thursday of every month
Time: 5 to 6 p.m.
Fee: Free

For more information, call 410-550-0409.

Seeds of Hope Bereavement Support Group

Seeds of Hope is a welcoming environment that offers education and support about dealing with grief and loss.

Day: First Tuesday of every month
Time: 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Fee: Free

For more information, call 410-550-0291.

 
 
 
 

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