Hospital Support Groups

When you’re dealing with a traumatic medical condition or diagnosis, you can feel  alone and unsure about how to move forward. We’ve developed support groups at East Cooper to help you stay emotionally and spiritually strong. These groups are helpful for coping with difficult medical news, learning how to handle a new situation or condition, or building a community of supporters around you. We offer a variety of groups that deal with topics such as breastfeeding and diabetes.

Breastfeeding Support Group

Each Tuesday  12:00-2:00 p.m.

1st Floor Classroom

A certified lactation consultant is available to offer support.

No registration required.

Diabetic Education Group

3rd Tuesday of each month  5:00 p.m.

1st Floor Classroom

This group meets monthly and is designed to teach individuals, and their families and friends how to successfully manage diabetes. Professional staff includes a Registered Nurse and Certified Diabetes Educator along with a monthly guest speaker. Our programs are designed to provide information on nutrition, medication, blood glucose testing and preventing complications.

To register, please call (843) 884-7031. 

East Cooper Breast Cancer Support Group

First Monday of each month  6:30 p.m.

4th Floor Classroom

Woman to woman support for those diagnosed with breast cancer.

For more information, call 843-819-2565 or go to

Low Country Myasthenia Gravis (MG) Support Group

Third Saturday of each month.  10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

1st Floor Classroom

Support group for patients, their families and caregivers.  MG is an autoimmune neuromuscular disorder that causes varying degrees of muscle weakness and strikes without regard to age, gender or race.

For more information, email or call (843) 388-1683.

Overeaters Anonymous

Each Monday  6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

3rd Floor Classroom

Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA.  No registration required.

Contact Celia Malone (843) 971-8560 for more information.

Overeaters Anonymous (Special Group Focus)

Each Sunday – 2:00 pm

1st Floor Classroom

Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recover from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Tradition of OA. No registration or fees required. 

Contact Rose at (843) 709-9182


Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

2nd Sunday of each month  2:00 p.m.

1st Floor Classroom

Support Group for patients, families and caregivers.  Parkinson's disease (PD) is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system.

For more information, please call Jay Phillips at 843-482-0254.

Postpartum Support Group

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