Support Groups

Support Groups

Barton Health offers a range of ongoing health and wellness support groups led by medical professionals for the Lake Tahoe community.

  • Mommy & Me Support Group
    We invite new parents and their babies or toddlers to attend our FREE weekly groups to share experiences and discuss the joys and challenges of parenting. Get support from other mothers, as well as professional support from a childbirth instructor, nurse, and guest presenters.
        Infants and Toddlers (up to 36 months) - Tuesdays 10am-12pm
        Infants (up to 12 months) - Thursdays 2-4pm

    Held at our Barton Center for Orthopedics & Wellness (2170B South Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA.) For more information or to register, click here.
  • Women's Cancer Support Group
    The Women's Cancer Support Group offers a safe, confidential environment where women with cancer, or a history of cancer, can meet others and address their challenges.

    Held monthly on the last Tuesday of each month from 5:30-6:30pm at the Barton Memorial Hospital Mountain Café (2170 South Ave., South Lake Tahoe, CA). For questions and more information, call 530.600.1950.
  • Adult Family Caregiver Support Group
    Adults/ families who care for adults with chronic and disabling health conditions are invited to attend our monthly caregiver support group. Group members will learn about community resources, disease processes, coping strategies, importance of self care, and ways to connect to others with adult family member with a chronic health condition, such as dementia, Parkinson’s disease, MS, or diabetes.

    Held the second Wednesday of the month from 3-4pm at our Barton Center for Orthopedics & Wellness (2170B South Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA). For more information or to pre-register, click here.
  • Parkinson's Disease Support Group
    The Parkinson's Disease Support Group offers support for those diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, as well as family members and caretakers of those affected.

    Held the second Wednesday of the month from 3-4pm at our Barton Center for Orthopedics & Wellness (2170B South Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA). For questions, location and registration, contact Emily Barkley at 530.543.5712.
  • Reflections of Life and Loss - Grief Support Group
    Barton Hospice encourages people who have experienced the loss of a loved one or have endured a significant, life-altering event to attend. This group helps teach attendees how to cope with certain situations and encourages emotional connections with others. Support and bereavement groups allow people to release emotions they may otherwise keep to themselves. It can improve a participant's mood and decrease psychological distress.

    Held the first and third Thursday of each month from 12-1:30pm at Barton Hospice (2092 Lake Tahoe Blvd, Suite 500 South Lake Tahoe, CA). For more information contact Tina Bruess at 530.543.5592.

Community Support Groups

  • Survivors of Suicide Support Group
    Suicide Prevention Network hosts a monthly Survivors of Suicide support group, meant for those that have lost a loved one to suicide.

    Held monthly on the 4th Thursday of every month at 6pm in the Barton Public Relations Office: 2092 Lake Tahoe Blvd, Suite 400, South Lake Tahoe. For more information you can reach the Suicide Prevention Network at 775.783.1510 or email
  • NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness, South Lake Tahoe Support Group
    NAMI South Lake Tahoe hosts a monthly support group, providing empathetic support for those dealing with crisis or who have a loved one in crisis.

    Held the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 6-7:30pm at the South Lake Tahoe Library located at 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd. For more information you can reach NAMI South Lake Tahoe at 650.740.5776 or email