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Classes & Events: Support Groups
Support groups meeting on at UPMC Altoona, 620 Howard Ave., use the Allegheny and Bedford rooms and the Rotunda on the 6th floor of the Outpatient Center and Dining Room B adjacent to the main cafeteria on Tower 4.

Support groups and clinics also meet at the Education and Finance Center, 2621 8th Avenue.

The Station Medical Center is located at 1516 9th Ave., off 17th Street on 9th Avenue. To find the meeting room, use the UPMC Altoona Outpatient Services entrance in the left section of the complex.





Alzheimer's Support Group

6:30 p.m., every last Tuesday, except in December

Allegheny Room

Call 889-2141.

Bariatric Information Session

5 to 6 p.m., every third Wednesday


Registration required. Call 889-7500.

Bariatric Support Group

Meets 6-7 p.m., first Wednesday of the month.


Call 889-7500.

Breastfeeding Classes

6 to 8 p.m., every first Wednesday

Allegheny Room

Call 889-2557.

Breastfeeding Support Group

6-7:30 p.m., every first Thursday

Beford Room

Call 889-2557 or 889-2310.

Breast Cancer Support Group

6-7:30 p.m., every first Thursday

Station Medical Center, Conference Room

Call Becky at 935-3738.

Caregiver's Corner Support Group

11:30 a.m., every first Thursday.

Hoss's Restaurant, Duncansville

Call 889-3123.

Central PA Ostomy Support Group

2 to 4 p.m., March 16, April 13, May 18, Sept. 21, Oct. 19 and Nov. 16


Call 943-3782.

Depression and Bipolar Self-Help
Support Group

7 to 8:30 p.m., meets every Wednesday with the exception of April 16 and May 24

Bedford Room

Call 889-2141.

Diabetes Outpatient Education

By individual appointment and group sessions. Must have referral by physician.


Call 889-2487 for times and locations.

Freedom from Smoking/Tobacco Afternoon Class

1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Tuesdays Jan. 28; Feb. 4, 11, 18, and 25; March 4 and 11; July 15, 22, 29; Aug. 5, 12, 19, and 26.

Station Medical Center Conference Room

Call Dana at 889-3123.

Freedom from Smoking/Tobacco Evening Class

5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays Jan. 28; Feb. 4, 11, 18, and 25; March 4 and 11; July 15, 22, 29; Aug. 5, 12, 19, and 26.

Station Medical Center Conference Room

Station Medical Center Conference Room

Grief Support Group

6 to 7:30 p.m., first and third Wednesday of the month

Station Medical Center Conference Room

Call 889-2132.

Lalache League

10 a.m. to noon, second Monday

Station Medical Center

Contact 889-2557.

Parkinson's Disease Support Group

11 a.m., every last Monday. No Memorial Day or December meeting.

Hoss's Restaurant, Altoona

Call 889-2141.

Sleep Apnea Support Group

6 p.m., every other month on the fourth Tuesday

Sleep Center Waiting Room, Station Medical Center

A support group for people using CPAP or BiPAP therapy. Call 889-4466 for more information.

Stroke Support Group

Noon to 2 p.m., every second Tuesday

Station Medical Center Conference Room, use the K4 Entrance to the left of Dialysis Center

Call 889-2356.

Veterans Brain Injury Peer Support Group

1:30 to 2:30 p.m., every third Tuesday

Station Medical Center

Call Brandy at 949-1905

Wheelchair Clinic

10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. second Tuesday of each month.

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Dept. at Station Medical Center

Physician referral required. Call for information and appointment, 889-4463.

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