Bariatric Support Groups

Support groups are pivotal to the success of weight reduction surgery patients, and the St.Vincent Bariatric Center of Excellence organizes and proudly offers these support groups free of charge. Scheduled to allow patients the opportunity to attend at least one per month, these groups are open to anyone who has had or is considering bariatric surgery. Call us at 317-582-7088 or 1-877-831-1582.

Post-surgical patients may attend:

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

NewBees is intended for new post-surgical patients and is facilitated by our bariatric registered dietitians.

Specific Scheduling and Speciality Group Information

  • Support groups will NOT meet on Memorial Day, Labor Day or July 4th
  • Support groups will NOT meet during the month of December (support groups will resume in January)
  • Week of Thanksgiving: Check with the Bariatric Center for support group schedules
  • Support groups highlighted in yellow are specialty groups for post-op patients only

St.Vincent Carmel Hospital

 
General Support Group (for pre- and post-op patients)
Day: Time: Place:
1st Tuesday of the Month 7:00 - 8:30 PM Entrance 3, Suite 255
2nd Tuesday of the Month 7:00 - 8:30 PM Entrance 3, Suite 255
Duodenal Switch Group (for pre- and post-op patients)
Day: Time: Place:
4th Tuesday of the Month 6:30 - 7:30 PM Bariatric Center Office
Entrance 4, Suite 168
NewBee Group for patients 2-12 weeks post-op
Day: Time: Place:
4th Wednesday of the Month
(Specialty group for post-op patients only)
6:30 - 7:30 PM Bariatric Center Office
Entrance 4, Suite 168
Exercise Group after clearance from surgeon
Day: Time: Place:
Every Thursday
(Specialty group for post-op patients only)
6:00 - 7:00 PM Bariatric Center Office
Entrance 4, Suite 168
Reflections Group for patients 3 months or more post-op
Day: Time: Place:

4th Thursday of the Month
(Specialty group for post-op patients only)

* CANCELLED 12/27 DUE TO WEATHER

7:00 - 8:30 PM Bariatric Center Office
Entrance 4, Suite 168

Central Indiana

Anderson

 
General Support Group for pre- and post-op patients
Day: Time: Place:
1st Tuesday of month 7:00 - 8:30 PM St.Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital
2015 Jackson Street
Cafeteria

Avon

 
General Support Group for pre- and post-op patients
Day: Time: Place:
2ndThursday of month 7:00 - 8:30 PM Hedricks Regional Health YMCA
Conference Room
301 Satori Parkway

Brazil

 
General Support Group for pre- and post-op patients
Day: Time: Place:
1st and 3rd Mondays of Month 7:00 - 8:00 PM St. Vincent Clay Hospital
1214 East National Avenue
Medical Office Building—Community Room

Connersville

 
General Support Group for pre- and post-op patients
Day: Time: Place:
2nd Monday of month 7:00 - 8:30 PM Fayette Regional Hospital
1941 Virginia Avenue
Classroom

Crawfordsville

 
General Support Group for pre- and post-op patients
Day: Time: Place:
Last Tuesday of Month 6:30 - 8:30 PM Crawfordsville Public Library
205 South Washington Street

Elwood

 
General Support Group for pre- and post-op patients
Day: Time: Place:
4th Tuesday of the Month 6:00 - 7:30 PM St.Vincent Mercy Hospital
1331 South A Street
Entrance #4 - Sr. Andrea Room

Frankfort

 
General Support Group for pre- and post-op patients
Day: Time: Place:
2nd Monday of the Month 7:00 - 8:30 PM St.Vincent Frankfort Hospital
1300 S. Jackson Street
3rd Floor Boardroom

Greenfield

General Support Group for pre- and post-op patients
Day: Time: Place:
3rd Tuesday of the Month 7:00 - 8:30 PM Hancock Regional Hospital
801 N. State Street
Bariatric Conference Room, Lower Level

Indianapolis - West Side

 
General Support Group for pre- and post-op patients
Day: Time: Place:
3rd Tuesday of the Month 6:30 - 8:00 PM Speedway Library
5633 W. 25th Street

Indianapolis - South Side

 
General Support Group for pre- and post-op patients
Day: Time: Place:
4th Monday of the Month 7:00 - 8:30 PM St. Roch Parish Life Center
(across from the church/school)
3600 S. Pennsylvania Street

Kokomo

 
General Support Group for pre- and post-op patients
Day: Time: Place:
3rd Wednesday of the Month 7:00 - 8:30 PM St.Joseph Education Center
615 St.Joseph Drive

Lafayette

 
General Support Group for pre- and post-op patients
Day: Time: Place:
3rd Monday of the Month 7:00 - 8:30 PM Kathryn Weil Center, Bill Long Building
1415 Salem Street

Marion

 
General Support Group for pre- and post-op patients
Day: Time: Place:
3rd Thursday of the Month 6:30 - 8:00 PM Marion General Hospital
330 North Wabash Avenue
Building 330 Conference Room 1 & 2

Muncie

 
General Support Group for pre- and post-op patients
Day: Time: Place:
4th Tuesday of the Month 6:30 - 8:00 PM YMCA Conference Room
500 South Mulberry Street

New Castle

 
General Support Group for pre- and post-op patients
Day: Time: Place:
1st Monday of the Month 6:30 - 8:00 PM New Castle YMCA
300 Wittenbraker Ave.

Terre Haute

 
General Support Group for pre- and post-op patients
Day: Time: Place:
2nd Monday of the Month 6:30 - 8:00 PM Girl Scouts - Central Indiana Terre Haute Service Center
1100 Girl Scout Lane

Williamsport

 
General Support Group for pre- and post-op patients
Day: Time: Place:
3rd Monday of the Month 6:30 - 8:00 PM St.Vincent Williamsport Hospital Boardroom
412 North Monroe Street

Winchester

 
General Support Group for pre- and post-op patients
Day: Time: Place:
2nd Monday of the Month 6:30 - 8:00 PM St.Vincent Randolph Hospital
473 East Greenville Avenue

Northern Indiana

Fort Wayne

 
General Support Group for pre- and post-op patients
Day: Time: Place:
2nd Tuesday of the Month 6:00 - 7:30 PM Concordia Theological Seminary
6600 N. Clinton Street
Building #2 Wyneken Hall, Room 3

LaPorte

 
General Support Group for pre- and post-op patients
Day: Time: Place:
2nd Tuesday of the Month 6:30 - 8:00 PM LaPorte County Library
904 Indiana Avenue

Logansport

 
General Support Group for pre- and post-op patients
Day: Time: Place:
2nd Monday of the Month 6:30 - 8:00 PM Logansport Memorial Hospital
1101 Michigan Avenue
Medical Office Building West – enter on lower level
Conference Room DE

Mishawaka

 
General Support Group for pre- and post-op patients
Day: Time: Place:
3rd Tuesday of the Month 6:30 - 8:00 PM Mishawaka Penn - Harris Library
209 Lincoln Way

Wabash

 
General Support Group for pre- and post-op patients
Day: Time: Place:
2nd Tuesday of Month 6:00 - 7:30 PM Dallas Winchester Senior Center
239 Bond Street
(Use entrance on West side of building)

Southern Indiana

Bloomington

 
General Support Group for pre- and post-op patients
Day: Time: Place:
1st Wednesday of month 6:30 - 8:00 PM St. Paul United Methodist Church
4201 W. 3rd Street, Room I

Evansville

 
General Support Group for pre- and post-op patients
Day: Time: Place:
4th Tuesday of the Month 6:30 - 8:00 PM YMCA Express
Rapha Christian Center
940 St.Michael Boulevard

Salem

 
General Support Group for pre- and post-op patients
Day: Time: Place:
2nd Tuesday of the Month 7:00 - 8:30 PM St.Vincent Salem Hospital
911 North Shelby Street