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Support Groups at Desert Regional Medical Center

Families and Loved Ones of Critically-Ill Patients

Tuesdays, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Hanson House on the Campus of Desert Regional Medical Center

Join us for a weekly discussion to help you navigate the issues surrounding a critically ill family member.  During this informal meet-and-greet, you can talk with a social work department representative—who can answer your questions about disability benefit coordination, entitlement programs, preparing for discharge and coping. 

No need to RSVP.  Just stop by any Tuesday between 2pm and 3pm at the Hanson House. 

For more information, call our Social Work Department: (760) 323-6555


Stroke Support Group

DATE: First Friday of Every Month

TIME: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

PLACE: Stergios Building, Rooms A & B

Desert Regional Medical Center

1150 N. Indian Canyon Dr. • Palm Springs, CA 92262

Have you had a STROKE or TIA?

You’re not alone. Attend our stroke support group and connect with others. For stroke survivors, their friends and families. Join others to talk and support each other. Hear from presenters on a variety of topics.


• Presentation by speech therapist

• How to protect your brain after stroke

• Education on carotid artery disease

• Learn about heart disease including a-fib

• Information on vitamins and diet

• Learn yoga and medication

• Therapy dogs

CONTACT US AT: (760) 449-5292

For more information email Christina Peterson at


Post Partum Support Group

DATE: First Thursday of Every Month 

TIME: 10-11 AM 

PLACE: Healthy Beginnings Office 

345 Tachevah, Suite 2 

Palm Springs, CA 92262

Are you feeling sad, overwhelmed, depressed, or anxious during pregnancy or after giving birth? Do you have questions about baby blues or post-partum depression? This is a support group to deal with the challenges of being a mom; A place where moms can come to ask questions, receive helpful resources, referrals, and support. Babies are welcome!

Call Healthy Beginnings for more information (760) 416-4754


2018 Surgical Weight Loss Support Group Schedule

Groups are open to all Bariatric patients, pre-op and post-op, and their support persons.

Moderated by: Cheryl Schendel, RDN – Bariatric Dietitian
Date: First Wednesday of every month
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Place: Stergios Building Classroom A & B
Desert Regional Medical Center
1150 N. Indian Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Topics include cooking demonstrations, macro-nutrient education, managing stress, and more including meet and greets with doctors!

For reservation or information, please call 800-491-4990 or visit


You're invited to: Cardiac Connect

This is an excellent opportunity to socialize with other people living with heart disease, meet with your healthcare team, and learn how to manage your health while living with heart disease. Join us today to learn about the following topics:

  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Stent Placements
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Diet and Medication Education

Date: Last Tuesday of Every Month
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Place: Stergios Building, Rooms A & B
Desert Regional Medical Center
1150 N. Indian Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262

To RSVP or for more information please call:
Cardiac Practitioner: (760) 323-6163