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Support Groups

Your mind is a powerful healing tool. Learn the skills to develop a healthy mind and spirit, and perhaps even speed recovery, reduce pain, and help to prevent illness. It’s within your control. All support groups are open to the community unless otherwise indicated.

ALS Support Group

This group offers a supportive and safe environment to discuss issues specific to living as a fully as possible with ALS, while planning for the future.  This virtual group discusses anything and everything participants and their families need to help them with this journey.  Open to member and non-members.
Contact: Call (510)454-3174

Alzheimer’s and other Dementias Support Group for Caregivers

Are you caring for someone living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder? Attend this special support group for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s or related disorders and gain the support of others in the same situation. Learn skills to help you manage your caregiver tasks and find out how important it is to receive care for yourself, too. Open to the community.
Contact: Call the Alzheimer’s Association at 1-800-272-3900


CHADD: Children and Adults with ADD/ADHD

Parents of children and teens with ADD/ADHD meet monthly to talk and to hear from various speakers.  Adults with ADD/ADHD are welcome and may find it beneficial.  Open to the community.
Location: Online
Dates/Time: Call for dates and times
Fee: No fee
Registration: For more information, call 510- 386-7642


Grief Support

When you experience loss, it’s sometimes hard to understand everything you’re feeling.  Our support group can help.  Open to the community.  No class fee.

Location: Fremont and San Leandro
Dates/Times: Call for dates and times
Fee: No fee
Registration: 510-248-7095 Fremont, 510-454-4728 San Leandro


Hepatitis C Class

Informative Hepatitis C class for members desiring Hepatitis C treatment. In this class we will discuss causes of Hep C, disease progression, transmission, testing, and treatment options.
Fee: none
Registration: Primary Care Physician referral only
Attendance: This class is offered virtually twice per month, 1 hour session.

For more information, please call Melissa Capote, RN/Brittany Vu, RN Hepatitis C Coordinators at 510-454-4812


Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

If you’ve been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), this group is a comfortable place to share how MS impacts your life, while providing you with support and education. Speakers present at this interactive, educational forum.  Open to the community.
Location: Fremont
Dates/Time: Call for dates and times
Fee: No fee
Registration:510- 520-7276


Scleroderma Support Group

Meet others with scleroderma or systemic sclerosis in a supportive  environment.  Open to the community.  No class fee
Location: Fremont Medical Center
Dates/Time: Drop-in; Third Saturday ODD months (Jan, Mar, etc.), 1 – 4p.m.
Registration: For more information and to register, call 510-490-2217


Stroke Education and Support Group

Discover how to live well after a stroke. Learn about the medical aspects of stroke, rehabilitation, stress and depression management, medication, healthy eating, and keeping a positive attitude. Open Kaiser Permanente Members and open to the community.
Location: Union City Medical Offices
Dates/Times:  Third Thursday of every month, 11 a.m.–noon
Fee: No fee
Registration: 510- 675-4531
Listed dates are tentative, please call prior to confirm class dates.  Stroke education and support flyer


Survivors’ Class – Life After Treatment

A guided discussion for patients who have completed treatment and transitioning to life after treatment.  Patients will leave with a workbook, resources, and a plan for self-care.  Both your physical health and emotional health are addressed by an interdisciplinary team.
Location: Fremont and San Leandro Medical Offices
Dates/Times: Please call for dates and times
Fee: No fee
Registration:510- 454-2752
Listed dates are tentative, please call prior to confirm class dates.



If you need more information or would like to register for a class please contact one of our Health Education Centers:

Fremont 510- 248-3455

San Leandro 510- 454-4531

Union City 510- 675-4531