ALERT

Due to the recent cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Maryland, we are canceling our group events and meetings until further notice. This is being done to protect our patients, staff and visitors. We will announce on this page and on our Facebook and Instagram pages when classes will resume as normal.

To find out if a program has a virtual option, please contact the program coordinator or the Community Outreach department at 410-553-8103.

Thank you for your understanding.


University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center offers a variety of support groups to patients, families and community members manage health conditions in a supportive group setting. These are ongoing educational series that are free of charge and open to anyone who is interested, along with their family members or loved ones. Please go to our full support group calendar to see the dates and times of every support group we offer.

  • Lactation Support Group
    Connect and learn with mothers in the community about the challenges and successes of breastfeeding, no reservation necessary. This is just one of many childbirth education classes offered. If you have any questions, please call 410-595-1782.
  • Cancer Survivorship Support Group
    Open to all cancer patients, survivors, support persons and their family members. In addition to networking and peer support, the group will discuss timely topics related to treatment and care with monthly guest speakers. For more information, call the Tate Cancer Center at 410-553-8179.
  • Living with Diabetes Support Group
    Open to all with diabetes and their family members, Living with Diabetes is an opportunity to discuss topics and find answers to patient questions relating to the illness. Some of these could include maintaining a healthy lifestyle, managing their daily challenges and health tips. For more information, call the Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at UM BWMC at 410-787-4940.
  • Mental Health Support Group
    The mental health support group covers a variety of mental health topics such as depression, anxiety, addictions and bipolar disorder. Community resources and services available for patients and their families will also be discussed. For more information visit behavioral health services or call 410-553-8070 or 410-787-4627.
  • Parkinson's Support Group
    The Parkinson's support group is Hosted by the UM BWMC Rehabilitation Services Department and is open to individuals with Parkinson's disease, their caregivers, family members, friends and anyone interested in learning more about the disease. Discussions include managing symptoms, maintaining an active and high quality life, and sharing experiences and support. Pre-registration is not needed. For more information, call 410-787-4433.
  • Stroke Support Group
    Anyone interested in learning more about stroke recovery and prevention is welcome to join the stroke support group. The program covers topics that include driving after a stroke, mental health and understanding the medications. For more information visit stroke services or call 410-787-4138.