Bariatric Support Groups and Programs

As part of our work at the St. Vincent Bariatric Center, we believe in supporting our patients long after surgery. One of the many ways we do this is through our statewide support groups. Each group is scheduled to allow patients the opportunity to attend at least one meeting per month. These groups are open to anyone who has had, or is considering bariatric surgery.

If you have any questions about bariatric support group schedules, please call our Carmel location at 317-582-7088 or our Evansville location 812-485-5858.

Updates on scheduled programs:

  • SPECIAL NOTE: Out of concern for health and safety, in-person bariatric seminars are being postponed. The online support group will continued as scheduled.
  • No support groups will meet on Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, or New Year's Day
  • No support groups will meet during the week of Thanksgiving
  • No support groups will meet during the month of December

Post-surgical patients may attend:

  • General support groups
  • One year-plus post-op group
  • Exercise classes conducted by an exercise specialist

Online Support Groups

3rd Monday of the month, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Online or by phone

You do need an internet connection to join the webinar. You can use a computer headset or you can call in with a home or mobile phone to participate. Verification of attendance forms and support group handouts will be emailed to those who attend the group on the day after the webinar. For more information, visit our A Change For Life Facebook group.

REGISTER NOW FOR OUR ONLINE SUPPORT GROUP

St. Vincent Carmel Hospital Support Group Schedule

General Support Groups
(for pre- and post-op patients)
1st Tuesday of the month, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Entrance 4, Suite 255

Exercise Group
(after clearance from surgeon)
1st and 3rd Thursdays, 6:00 - 6:45 p.m.
Entrance 4, Fitness Room 203

Reflections Group
(for patients 12 months or more post-op)
4th Thursday of the month, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Entrance 4, Suite 168

Central Indiana Support Group Schedule

Avon General Support Group
(for pre- and post-op patients)
2nd Thursday of the month, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Hendricks Regional Health YMCA, Conference Room
301 Satori Parkway, Avon, IN 46123

Brazil General Support Group
(for pre- and post-op patients)
1st Monday of the month, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Medical Office Building - Community Room
1214 E. National Avenue, Brazil, IN 47834

Connersville General Support Group
(for pre- and post-op patients)
2nd Monday of the month, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Fayette Regional Hospital, classroom near ER
1941 Virgina Avenue, Connersville, IN 47331

Elwood General Support Group
(for pre- and post-op patients)
4th Tuesday of the month, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
St. Vincent Mercy Hospital, Sr. Andrea Room
Entrance #4
1331 South A Street, Elwood, IN 46036

Greenfield General Support Group
(for pre- and post-op patients)
3rd Tuesday of the month, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Hancock Regional Hospital
Bariatric Conference Room, lower level
801 North State Street, Greenfield, IN 46140

Indianapolis South Side General Support Group
(for pre- and post-op patients)
4th Monday of the month, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
St. Roch Parish Life Center*
3600 S. Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis, IN 46227
*Parish Life Center is the building across the driveway from the church

Kokomo General Support Group
(for pre- and post-op patients)
3rd Wednesday of the month, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
St. Joseph Education Center
615 St. Joseph Drive, Kokomo, IN 46901

Lebanon General Support Group
(for pre- and post-op patients)
2nd Monday of the month, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Witham Memorial Hospital
VIP Conference Room (near cafeteria)
2605 North Lebanon Street, Lebanon, IN 46052
Please park in the ER parking lot to enter the hospital

Marion General Support Group
(for pre- and post-op patients)
3rd Thursday of the month, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Marion General Hospital, Building 330
Conference Room 1 & 2
330 North Wabash Avenue, Marion, IN 46952

Muncie General Support Group
(for pre- and post-op patients)
4th Tuesday of the month, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
YMCA, Conference Room
500 South Mulberry Street, Muncie, IN 47302

Terre Haute General Support Group
(for pre- and post-op patients)
4th Monday of the month, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Girl Scouts of Central Indiana
Terre Haute Service Center
1100 Girl Scout Lane, Terre Haute, IN 47807

Northern Indiana Support Group Schedule

La Porte General Support Group
(for pre- and post-op patients)
2nd Tuesday of the month, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Church of the Nazarene
2147 West Ash Street, La Porte, IN 46350

Logansport General Support Group
(for pre- and post-op patients)
2nd Monday of the month, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Area Five Agency on Aging and Community Services
Senior Room
1801 Smith Street, Logansport, IN 46947
Main entrance is locked at 6:00 p.m. Please enter through the side door

Wabash General Support Group
(for pre- and post-op patients)
2nd Tuesday of the month, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Dallas Winchester Senior Center
239 Bond Street, Wabash, IN 46992
Enter on the west side of the building

Southern Indiana Support Group Schedule

Bedford General Support Group
(for pre- and post-op patients)
1st Tuesday of the month, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
St. Vincent Dunn Hospital
Hannon Room
1600 23rd Street, Bedford, IN 47421

Evansville General Support Group
(for pre- and post-op patients)
4th Tuesday of the month, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
St. Matthew United Church
3007 North First Avenue, Evansville, IN 47710

Vincennes General Support Group
(for pre- and post-op patients)
2nd Monday of the month, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Good Samaritan Hospital
Health Pavilion - 3rd Floor, Eva Hill Auditorium
520 South 7th Street, Vincennes, IN 47591