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 Wednesday

  • 10 a.m. to noon
  • 2 p.m. to 4 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 The Health Resource center at 1-844-510-4325.

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.

Facilitators: Stephanie Tuazon, MSW, Clinical Social Worker; Gina Ziegler, RN, BSN, Stroke Coordinator

To help stroke survivors, their families and close friends cope with the aftermath of stroke. This group provides information on stroke recovery, resources and a forum to learn new coping skills. Meets the fourth Wednesday of each month, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

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

Call 818-847-4794 or 818-847-4428 for more information.
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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.