Support Groups

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center offers the following Support Groups for patients, families and members of the community:

This support group is where nursing mothers get support with breastfeeding issues, have questions answered, and get encouragement from certified lactation consultants in a group setting. Registration is required. To register and/or for more information please call The Health Resource center at 1-844-510-4325

Every Thursday

  • 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center
501 S. Buena Vista Street
Classroom is located in 1 South in the Mother Baby Education Department

To register, or for more information, please call lactation consultants 818-847-4142. Registration is required due to limited space.

Diabetes Self Management Series

The Diabetes Self Management Education Program is a 2-Saturday class series that empowers the participants to successfully manage their diabetes. Skills related to nutrition, physical activity, home blood glucose monitoring, medication taking, problem solving related to blood glucose, reducing risks of diabetes are taught by Certified Diabetes Educators (RN, RD), Clinical Social Workers and Physical Therapists. Call 818-847-3277 for class dates/times.

Individual Sessions with a Diabetes Specialist

A Diabetes Nurse Educator teaches you how to

  • Monitor blood sugar
  • Prevent, recognize and treat low/high blood sugars
  • Treat your diabetes when you are sick
  • Administer insulin therapy
  • Prevent or delay diabetes complications

A Dietitian develops an individualized eating plan that takes into account:

  • The foods you like to eat
  • Your lifestyle
  • Your eating habits
  • Your medical needs

Call 818-847-3277 for an appointment.

Course Fees

Both the Diabetes Self Management Series and the Individual Sessions are covered by many major health insurance plans including Medicare. Prior authorization is necessary for HMO insurance plans. Cash payment can be arranged.


To enroll in either the class series or the individual sessions, call 818-847-3277.

Facilitated by the American Heart Association and the Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center stroke team.

To help stroke survivors and their loved ones cope with the aftermath of stroke. This group provides information on stroke recovery, resources and a forum to learn new coping skills. Meets from 12-1 p.m. every other month: Jan. 10; March 13; May 8; July 10; Sept. 11; and Nov. 13.

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center
North Tower, 5th Floor, Rehab Dining Room
501 S. Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91505

A healthy lunch and parking voucher will be provided at each session.

For more information, please contact Irlanda Lopez at or 626-434-6987.

A couple of weeks before your surgery, your orthopedic surgeons' office will contact you to schedule an education class with other patients who are having joint replacement surgery. In class, you'll learn about the details of your surgery and what to expect during your hospital stay. You'll have the opportunity to view equipment, discuss treatments and therapies and meet the orthopedic team who'll take care of you during your stay.