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Resources in Our Area

Support groups provide a place for individuals affected by a similar condition or circumstance to provide and receive support and share their experiences.

Not all support groups are facilitated by a medical professional. Some support groups are facilitated by 3rd party organizations and individuals in this region.

Albuquerque, New Mexico Hepatitis C Support Group

University of New Mexico Hopsital - Directions
2211 Lomas Blvd., NE
Albuquerque, NM

Meets: 3rd Tuesday of each month, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Meets in the Cafeteria, 2nd Floor, Manzano Room

Can't Attend - OK to call in:
DIAL: 866-453-5550
PIN: 5548097

Contact Lucy Yates for more information.

Phone: 505-272-4081


Albuquerque, NM Hepatitis C Support Group

Meets: Takes phone calls from friends and family and directs them to other support groups

Contact Janet Brown for more information.

Phone: 505-304-1839


PBC_Digest: An Online Support Group

The Primary Billiary Cirrhosis Organization aka PBCers is a wonderful source of support and education for primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) patients, family members, friends and other autoimmune liver disease patients. Formed in 1996, the PBCers is the largest online PBC support group with almost 3,000 members worldwide.

As a group, we discuss medical information, pain management, medications, research, ask questions, transplantation, vent our anger & fears, speak freely on the ups and downs of daily living, share our personal experiences and build lasting friendships.

Read the guidelines for joining.

Contact Linie Moore for more information.




Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center - Directions
Sandstone Conference Room
1111 E. McDowell Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85006

Meets: First Tuesday/Monthly, 6:30 PM

(Parking validated for Visitor Parking Garage)

Contact Charlie Thomas, CISW - Julie LaMantia, MSW - Toni Ruiz, MSW or Robin Opp for more information.

Phone: 602-839-7000



Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center - Directions
650 E. Indian School Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85012

Meets: 4th Tuesday/Monthly, 1:00 PM

Contact Libby Evanich, NP for more information.

Phone: 602-277-5551, ext: 6129


PHOENIX - Focus on Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC)

Mayo Clinic Hospital - Directions
5777 E. Mayo Blvd., Room 1-220
Phoenix, AZ 85054

Meets: Meets the 3rd Monday of each month from 5:30 PM

Call to confirm attendance.

Contact Shari Ordog for more information.

Phone: 602-953-1800



Prescott Public Library
"Bump Room" (Main Floor)
Prescott, AZ

Meets: 3rd Wednesday/Monthly, 6:30 PM

Call to confirm attendance.

Phone: 928-420-9679



Martha Cooper Branch Library - Directions
1377 N. Catalina Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85712

Meets: 1st Thursday of each month (5:30-7pm)

Please call 24 hours prior to meeting to confirm attendance.

Contact John Stevens for more information.

Phone: 520-881-8382


TUCSON - Abdominal Transplant

University of Arizona Medical Center - Directions
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Cafeteria Meeting Rooms May Vary: C D E F
Tucson, AZ 85724

Meets: 1st Monday of each month (2:30-4pm)

This is an abdominal transplant educational support group for patients, families and care givers. Anyone who is a transplant patient or candidate is welcome. Parking receipt validations. NOTE: Beginning January 2013, meeting time will change to (1:30-3pm)

For More Information, contact -

Contact Pamela Opper, LCSW for more information.

Phone: 520-694-0973


Page updated: June 7th, 2015