CHI St. Joseph's Health

Support Groups

Having weight-loss surgery is just the first step. Evidence shows that patients who attend a support group after surgery have a greater success rate in losing weight and improving their health. The Weight Management Center hosts the following hour-long support groups:

Y Weight? Support Group – Park Rapids (Group 1)

Click here to view YWeight support group 2017 schedule (PDF)

For: Post weight-loss surgery patients or anyone interested in weight-loss surgery
Cost: FREE!
Time: 5:00 pm
Date: Second Thursday of the month
Location: CHI St. Joseph’s Health Lower Level Conference Rooms B&C
Contact: Alicia, 218.237.5757

Y Weight? Support Group– Park Rapids (Group 2)

For: Post weight-loss surgery patients or anyone interested in weight-loss surgery
Cost: FREE!
Time: 11:00 am
Date: Every Wednesday
Location: CHI St. Joseph’s Health Conference Room L1047
Contact: Leah, 218.237.5757

Bemidji Support Group

For: Encouragement on your weight loss journey
Cost: FREE!
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Date: Second Monday of the month
Location: Sanford Conference Room C
Contact: Suzanne, 218.407.7360

Detroit Lakes Support Group

For: Encouragement on your weight loss journey
Cost: FREE!
Time: 6:00 pm
Date: Third Monday of the month
Location: Essentia Health Detroit Lakes in the St. Benedict Conference Room
Contact: Kasye, 218.616.3377

Fargo, ND Support Group

For: Post weight-loss surgery patients or anyone interested in weight-loss surgery
Cost: FREE!
Time: 10:00 am
Date: First and Third Tuesday of the month
Location: Essentia Health- 1702 So. University – Red Elevator to Lower Level then Right to Oncology Conference Room
Contact: Danielle, 218.616.0941