Support Groups


Cancer Warriors Support Group: For Patients Newly Diagnosed with Cancer:  meets the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm in the conference room in the main lobby at Catawba Valley Medical Center. Call 828.326.6065 or email Cancer Support Group for more information.

PALS & CLIMB – For Kids Whose Parent/Grandparent Has Cancer:  this group helps the whole family learn facts about cancer and treatments, talk about feelings, and meet others  in a similar situation. The PALS group meets monthly on the first Tuesday from 6 to 7:30pm for a support/educational program when CLIMB is not in session. For more information or to register your child, please email Liz Daniels or call 828.326.3397. A light meal is provided.

Hearts of Hope Cancer Support Group meets the last Tuesday of the month (except October and December) at 6:30pm in the Hospital Classroom on the lower level of Catawba Valley Medical Center. Call 828.732.6054. or email Cancer Support Group for more information.


The Pregnancy Loss Group of Catawba Valley meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at 6:00pm at the Catawba Valley Behavioral Health building on 1st Avenue NW in uptown Hickory. For more information call 828.695.5900 or email

Bariatric Surgery Support Group A support group/education session for Gastric Bypass, Gastric Banding and Sleeve Gastrectomy patients from 6:30pm to 8:00pm the first Monday of each month. No pre-registration required. Call 828.326.2082 or email Libby Shaver for more information.

Adults with Diabetes Support Group meets the first Tuesday, every two months, from 6:30 to 7:30pm at Health First Center located on Tate Blvd. next to Catawba Valley Imaging Center. For more information, please contact the CVMC Center for Diabetes Control at 828.326.3442 or email Robin Tallent.

Young Persons with Diabetes Support Group meets one Thursday evening every other month at the Health First Center located on Tate Blvd. next to Catawba Valley Imaging Center. To find out the next meeting date or obtain more information, call the CVMC’s Center for Diabetes Control at 828.326.3442 or email Robin Tallent.

Stroke Support Group meets the second Tuesday of each month from 5:00 to 6:00pm in the CVMC Outpatient Rehabilitation lobby. Open to stroke survivors, family members and caregivers. For more information, please call 828.326.3046 or email Heather Bissell. Pre-registration is requested.

The Better Breathers Club meets every other month on the first Thursday from 1:00 to 2:00pm at the Wellness Center meeting room beside the Outpatient Rehabilitation Building on the CVMC campus. It is designed to educate patients, their family members and those in the community who struggle with COPD. For more information, please email Lisa Powell, or call 828.326.2567.

Heart Failure Support Group: Turning Failure Into Success –  meets every three months on the first Tuesday (starting in February) from 5:30 to 6:30pm at the Health First Center located on Tate Blvd. next to Catawba Valley Imaging Center. Come and learn how to successfully manage lifestyle changes to promote better living with heart failure! Program is free! All of those living with heart failure, their family members and caregivers are welcome to attend! For more information, please email Amber Hice at 828.326.3997.