Support Groups

Providence Tarzana Medical Center offers a broad range of educational and support programs to assist patients, their families, friends and caregivers with coping and living with a variety of medical conditions and procedures.

NICU Family Support Group

Parents and families of past and present NICU patients are welcome to meet with this monthly support group to share experiences and connect with lactation, occupational and physical therapy resources. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP by calling 818-708-5252.

The 1st Friday of every month, 12-1 p.m.
Location: Tarzana Medical Building at 5525 Etiwanda Ave. Suite 304-A
Parking: Validated parking available in the main Providence Tarzana parking structure

Diabetes Support Group

Come meet with a support group to share your experiences, feelings and thought about diabetes. This group is facilitated by educators of the Diabetes Care Center and will help people with diabetes and their families:

  • Increase their understanding of diabetes
  • Recognize and remove "road blocks" that prevent better control
  • Provide skills to cope with every day life

Time: Fourth Monday of each month, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Providence Tarzana Medical Center, North Conference Room 3
Free of charge.

Valley Pumpers Diabetes Support Group

This support group is for all those who are using an insulin pump or who are interested in insulin pump therapy. This group shares knowledge, experiences and concerns at a very practical level. Strength and hope are gained from sharing stories and learning from one another.

Time: Last Thursday of each month, 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Providence Tarzana Medical Center, North Conference Room 3
Free of charge.

Sharing to Heal Early Loss

A six week, free support group for families dealing with miscarriage, medical termination of pregnancy, stillborn loss and newborn loss issues. For more information, call 818-609-2280.

Oncology Support

Look Good Feel Better

Look Good...Feel Better is a free program that teaches beauty techniques to women in active cancer treatment to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of treatment. The class offers:

  • A supportive environment for participants
  • Information on coping with hair loss, including eyebrows and eyelashes
  • Skin care and make-up techniques

For more information, call 661-298-0886.

Dyslexia Support

Support group for learning disabled adults and the group provides resources and coping skills for everyday living. For more information, call 818-789-3500.

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