Support Groups

Support groups are an excellent source of information and encouragement for people facing life-changing situations. Columbus Regional Hospital hosts a wide range of free support groups to meet the needs of our community. For information about particular meeting times and locations, please call the number listed with that support group.

Beginning Again

A bereavement support group that helps adults cope with the loss of a loved one. This group meets at the Our Hospice Center, 2626 E. 17th Street, Columbus, every Tuesday from 2:00-3:30 P.M. and 5:30-7:00 P.M. This is an open group and no registration is necessary. For more information call 812-314-8042.

Better Breathers

The Better Breathers Club (BBC) is a support group, organized through the Columbus Regional Hospital Lung Institute and the American Lung Association of Indiana, for adults with chronic lung disease. Club members share their experiences, knowledge, ideas and strengths to improve the quality of their lives. Meetings include expert speakers, video presentations and roundtable discussions. Afterwards, members mingle and socialize. For more information, call 812-376-5757.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

This group provides a time for sharing, education and support for multiple sclerosis patients, their families and friends. Dates and times vary. For more information, call 812-376-5864.

Nurse n’Chat

A support group for breastfeeding moms that meet on the second Friday of each month from 10:30am - 12pm and the fourth Wednesday of each month from 5:30pm - 7:30pm at Mothering Essentials, 424 Washington St, Columbus. Certified Lactation Consultants are available to answer questions and do weight checks for babies. This program is FREE and no registration is required. Additional questions can be directed to CRH Lactation Department  at (812)375-3545, Bartholomew County Breastfeeding Coalition at (812) 376-5097 or by emailing

Ostomy Support Group

A support group for ostomy patients and their families. Meets at Columbus Regional Hospital, 2400 E. 17th Street, Columbus. Dates and times vary. For more information, call 812-376-5298.

Parksinsons Support Group

A support group for Parkinson's patients and their caregivers. Meets in Dining Room "D" in the Columbus Regional Hospital cafeteria on the fourth Monday of each month from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 812-376-5373 and press 2.

Wings for the Journey

"Wings for the Journey" helps grieving parents and family members cope with the loss of a child. Meets at Our Hospice Center, 2626 East 17th Street, Columbus on the third Tuesday of each month from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. For more information, call 812-314-8042 or 800-841-4938 Ext. 8042 or email