California: Lyme Disease Support Groups
Within these groups of individuals across the United States and other countries, there are fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters and so forth. As Dr. Jemsek states, “sooner or later” your family will be affected by this growing disease and you, too, will be trying to make a difference.
California ~ Lyme Disease Support Groups
LymeDisease.org (formerly California Lyme Disease Association) has set up a national network of moderated online patient support and information groups. The California group is located at http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/californialyme.
East Bay Lyme Education & Patient Support (L.E.A.P.S.)
Kaiser-Oakland, 12th Floor. Conference Room, 280 W. MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA. The group meets the third Thursday each month from 6 to 8 p.m. You may contact Justin at email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to their website at www.meetup.com/East-Bay-L-E-A-P-S/
East Bay Lyme Group
You may contact Lucia Hui at email email@example.com or by phone at 925-743-9418. This is for the San Ramon Danville area.
East Contra Costa County Lyme Support Group
Eskaton Lodge, 450 John Muir Parkway, Brentwood CA 94513. The group meets the second Saturday of the month from 10:30 a.m.-12 noon. You may contact Karen Fernandez at 925-550-0509.
Humboldt Lyme Awareness Group (HLAG)
Church of the Joyful Healer, 1944 Central Ave, McKinleyville, CA. The group meets every 3rd Monday of the month from 5:30-7:30 PM. You may contact Sylviane Schwarz at 707-825-7835 (weekday afternoons only, please).
Los Angeles/Ventura County Lyme Disease Support & Education
Los Robles East Campus, 150 Via Merida, Westlake Village, CA. 91362. The group meets quarterly the third Saturday of meeting month from 1-3 p.m. You may contact Lisa Messner at Lisalyme.firstname.lastname@example.org or Annie G. at LymeDiseaseCoach@aol.com
Marin County Lyme Disease Support Group
You may contact Lee Lull at email email@example.com or by phone at 415-927-9553.
Mid Peninsula Lyme Disease Support Group
El Camino Hospital/Room C, 2500 Grant Road, Mt. View, CA. The group meets the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. You may contact Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org
Napa Lyme Support Group
You may contact Bob Gligorea by email at email@example.com or by phone at 707-252-3386 for meeting information.
Sacramento Lyme Support Group
Mercy General Hospital, 40th & J Streets, Sacramento (Greenhouse room). You may contact Dorothy Leland by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for meeting information.
San Bernardino/Riverside County Support Group
CSEA meeting room, 10211 Trademark St., Unit A, Rancho Cucamonga, CA. The group meets the second Sunday of even numbered months from 2-4 p.m. You may contact Anne Mears, RN, BSN by email at MCFighter@adelphia.net or by phone at 909-289-4795.
San Diego Lyme Support Group
You may contact Maritza by email at email@example.com for meeting information.
San Francisco Lyme Support Group
St. Luke’s Hospital ACR Conf. Room, 3555 Cesar Chavez St, San Francisco, CA. The group meets the second Thursday of every month from 3 – 5 p.m. You may contact Diana by email at SF_Lyme@yahoo.com or by phone at 415-786-9010.
San Francisco S.E.A.L.
(Support, Education, & Advocacy for Lyme)
St. Luke’s Hospital ACR Conf. Room, 3555 Cesar Chavez St, San Francisco, CA. The group meets the third Tuesday of each month from 2-4 p.m. You may contact Robin Krop by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 415-202-0174.
San Luis Obispo Lyme Support Group (Central Coast)
The group meets the third Sunday of each month. You may contact Sheila Jeffries at email@example.com for meeting times and places.
Santa Clarita Lyme Disease Support Group
Optimal Health, 25078 Peachland Ave Ste B Newhall CA 91321. The group meets the second Thursday of the month from 7-9pm. You may contact Linda Slocum by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 661-670-0349.
Santa Cruz County Tick-Borne Disease Support Group
Unitarian/Universalist Fellowship, 6401 Freedom Blvd, Aptos, CA. The group meets the fourth Thursday each month from 7-9 p.m. You may contact Sarah Olson by email at CaliforniaLyme@cruzio.com or by phone at 831-662-2895.
There is also have an online Support group at www.health.groups.yahoo.com/group/sclyme/
Santa Rosa Lyme Aid Group
(Education, Support &Advocacy)
Northern California Center for Well-being, 365 B Tesconi Circle, Santa Rosa, CA. The group meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. You may contact Kathleen McCormick by email at email@example.com or by phone at 510-205-6854.
Sebastopol Lyme Support & Advocacy Group
(Tick Talk Tuesday) Youth Annex, 425 Morris St., Sebastopol, CA. The group meets every Tuesday at 3 p.m. You may contact Linda Berg by phone at 707-824-8417.
Sierra Foothills Lyme Disease Support Group
You may contact Meg Hughes by email at Hughes@ncws.com or by phone at 530-432-4280.
South Orange County Lyme Support Group
El Toro Library Conference Room, 24672 Raymond Way, Lake Forest, CA 92630. The group meets the first Saturday of each month from 1 – 3 p.m. You may contact Wendy Dickinson by email at Olympiccoach76@cox.net or by phone at 949-855-8173.
Please note that every attempt was made to contact the support groups either by phone or email and there was no response from some. We have updated the information as best as possible. Contact numbers or email addresses that were invalid were removed.
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