Focus on Health: Health System Offers On-Going Support Groups, Events and Community Screenings

Southeast Georgia Health System offers a variety of ongoing support groups, events and health screenings to the community. All listings are free unless noted otherwise.


Family Connections

 
Maternity Tours
Location: Brunswick Campus, Miriam & Hugh Nunnally Maternity Care Center
Dates: First Thursday of each month
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Information: 912-466-4134 or rwright@sghs.org
 
Breastfeeding 101
Location: Brunswick Campus, Miriam & Hugh Nunnally Maternity Care Center Conference Room
Dates: First Thursday of each month, following the tour
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Registration: 912-466-4134 or rwright@sghs.org
 
Childbirth Preparation
Location: Brunswick Campus, Miriam & Hugh Nunnally Maternity Care Center Conference Room
Dates: Five-week class held on Tuesdays
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Registration: 912-466-4134 by the 30thweek of pregnancy
Fee: $35 prepay (bring receipt)
 
Location: Camden Campus, Maternity Care Center
Dates: Second Saturday of each month
Time: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Lunch and snacks provided. Includes Breastfeeding 101 and Maternity Care Center Tour.
Registration: 912-576-6255 or nshusko@sghs.org
Fee: $35 prepay (bring receipt)
 
Make Way For Baby
Location: Brunswick Campus, Miriam & Hugh Nunnally Maternity Care Center Conference Room
Dates: Second Thursday of each month
Time 6-8 p.m.
Registration: 912-466-4134 or rwright@sghs.org
 
Sibling Preparation Classes (Ages 3-8)
Location: Brunswick Campus, Miriam & Hugh Nunnally Maternity Care Center
Dates: Third Saturday of each month
Time: 9-10 a.m.
Information: 912-466-4134 or thoward@sghs.org
 
Mom’s Connection:
 
New Moms Support Group
Location: Brunswick Campus, Miriam & Hugh Nunnally Maternity Care Center
Dates: Every Tuesday
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Information: 912-466-4134 or rwright@sghs.org
 
Location: Camden Campus, Maternity Care Center
Dates: First Thursday of each month
Time: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Information: 912-466-4134or rwright@sghs.org
 
Community Events
 
Volunteer Opportunities
For information about volunteer opportunities, call Kristin Doll at 912-466-1071 or go to sghs.org for an application.
 
Volunteer Orientation
Location: Brunswick Campus, Linda S. Pinson Conference Center
Date: Second Wednesday of each month
Time: 4-6 p.m.
Information: 912-466-1071 or kdoll@sghs.org
 
Location: Camden Campus, Cafeteria Conference Room
Date: First Wednesday of each month
Time: 4-6 p.m.
Information: 912-576-6405 or kdoll@sghs.org
 
Book Fair
Location: Brunswick Campus, Linda S. Pinson Conference Center
Date/Time: Thursday, August 22, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and 10 p.m.-midnight, and Friday, August 23,
7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Information: 912-466-1071 or kdoll@sghs.org
 
Location: Camden Campus, Cafeteria Conference Room
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 21, 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Information: 912-576-6405 or kdoll@sghs.org
 
Health Education/Classes
 
Arthritis Exercise Programs
Certified by the Arthritis Foundation
Location: Brunswick Campus Outpatient Rehabilitation Care Center
Dates: Classes held weekly in eight-week intervals
Time: 2-3:30 p.m.
Fee: $45 per eight-week program; Pre-registration required.
Information: Billy Carr at 912-466-5165 or bcarr@sghs.org
 
Free Lap Band Surgery Patient Information and Seminar
Location: Georgia Coast Surgical, 3226 F Hampton Ave., Brunswick
Dates: Second Saturday of each month
Time: 10 a.m.
Information: 912-264-9724 or brooke@georgiacoastsurgical.com
(Please call to confirm availability)
 
Free Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Screenings
Location: Brunswick Campus, Outpatient Care Center, Dick Mitchell Health Information Center
Dates: Every Wednesday
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Information: 912-466-5160 or bcarr@sghs.org
 
Location: Camden Campus, W. H. “Bill” Gross Health Information Center
Dates: Every Thursday
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Information: 912-466-5160 or bcarr@sghs.org
 
Red Cross Blood Drive
Location: Brunswick Campus, Linda S. Pinson Conference Center, Rooms 1 & 2
Dates: June 28, August 16
Time: 1-6 p.m.
Information: 912-466-5160 or bcarr@sghs.org
 
Diabetes Education Classes (4 week series)
Certified by the American Diabetes Association
 
Location: Brunswick Campus, Linda S. Pinson Conference Center
Day Classes Begin: Thursday, June 6
Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Information: 912-466-5606 or diabeteseducation@sghs.org
Physician referral required
 
Location: Camden Campus, Diabetes Education Classroom, 2ndFloor
Day Classes Begin: Thursday, June 6
Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Information: 912-576-6488 or diabeteseducation@sghs.org
Physician referral required
 
Support Groups
 
Breast Cancer Support Group
Location: Brunswick Campus, Linda S. Pinson Conference Center, Room 3
Dates: Third Tuesday of each month
Time: 4 p.m.
Information: 912-466-5202
 
Diabetes Support Group
Location: Brunswick Campus, Linda S. Pinson Conference Center, Room #4
Dates: Third Wednesday of each month
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Sign-up: 912-466-5606 or diabeteseducation@sghs.org
 
Location: Camden Campus, Diabetes Education Classroom, 2ndFloor  
Dates: Third Tuesday of each month
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
Sign-up: 912-576-6488 or diabeteseducation@sghs.org
 
Hospice: Flying Solo
Location: Camden Campus, Classroom 1
Dates: Second Saturday of each month
Time: 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Information: 912-617-1796
 
Hospice: Open Grief Support Group
Location: Camden Campus, Classroom 1
Dates: Second Saturday of each month
Time: 12:30-1:15 p.m.
Information: 912-617-1796
 

Lupus Support Group
Location: Brunswick Campus, Linda S. Pinson Conference Center, Room #3
Dates: Second Tuesday of each month
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Information: 912-571-0494
 
Location: Camden Campus, Classroom 1
Dates: Third Saturday of each month
Time: 12-1 p.m.
Information: 912-729-7315
 
MS Support Group
Location: CamdenCampus, Cafeteria Conference Room
Dates: Second Thursday every other month (Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov)
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Information: 904-244-9538
 
NAMI Mental Illness Support Groups
Location: Brunswick Campus, Linda S. Pinson Conference Center Room 3 for those who have mental illness and Room 2 for family members
Dates:Thursdays
Time:7-8:30 p.m.
Information:  912-506-2963 or carolyntink@comcast.net
 
Stroke Support of Southeast Georgia
Location: Brunswick Campus, Outpatient Rehabilitation Care Center Conference Room, 2600 Wildwood Dr.
Dates: Fourth Wednesday of each month
Time: 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Information: 912-617-6112 or dowlings@sjchs.org
 
VA Support Group
Location: Camden Campus, Classroom 1
Dates: Second, Third and Fourth Wednesday of each month
Time: 4:30-6 p.m.
Information: theresa.sparks@va.gov