Support & Resources

Resources for Tough Times

Uninsured and/or low income? These resources can help!

We understand that it's tough out there for people with diabetes. Jobs are hard to come by and sometimes insurance coverage can be iffy.

Please visit our Health Insurance and Prescription Assistance pages for great information and resources or contact us at 503-736-2770.

Oregon Rx Card

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Support Groups

Please note: The following support groups are being provided as a resource only. This information is in no way intended to be exclusive or an endorsement by the American Diabetes Association, serving Oregon, SW Washington and S. Idaho. The American Diabetes Association has not participated in organizing or planning and is therefore not responsible for this event, and does not assume any responsibility for this event.

Columbia Memorial Hospital – Diabetes Self-Managment Education
2111 Exchange Street
Adults with type 1 and 2
Contact: Melissa Morris, RD, LD,CDE at 503-338-4012
(Contact for dates and time)

Elsie Stuhr Senior Center
5550 SW Hall Boulevard
1st Thursday of every month – 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Adults with type 2
Contact: Ann Satterfield at 503-629-6342

Networking 4 Diabetes
Sage Center for Health & Wellness
12555 SW 1st Street, Beaverton, OR 97005
3rd Thursday of every month
Contact: Bruce Huck, 503-523-7478,

St. Charles Medical Center – Physians Lounge
2500 NE Neff Road
Every other month
Type 2
Contact: 541-706-4986
(Contact for dates and time)

West Valley Hospital
525 SE Washington
3rd Wednesday – 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Adults with type 1 and 2
Contact: 503-623-7323

Campbell Center
155 High Street
3rd Friday of every other month – 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Adults with type 1, 2 and prediabetes
Contact: Willa Reich 541-687-9703 or

Cascade Health Solutions
2650 Susanne Way, Suite 160
2nd Wednesday of every month – 11:30 a.m.
Contact: Kirstan Gram at 541-228-3022

Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center – Board Room (in hospital)
24900 SE Stark Street
Second Thursday – 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Youth and Adults with type 1 and 2
Contact: Jan Fucillo at or Jody Babson at

Tuality Community Hospital
335 SE 8th Avenue, Hillsboro, OR 97123
Every month (except December) – 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Contact: Doris Pezzotti, RD, CDE at 503-681-1493

Lake Oswego:
Lake Oswego Community Center
505 G Avenue, Lake Oswego
2nd Wednesday every month – 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
No registration required
Contact: Janet Meirelles, BSN, RN, CDE at 503-684-0146

Lincoln City:
North Lincoln Hospital
3043 NE 28th Street
3rd Thursday of every month – 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Adults with type 1 and 2
Contact: Sue at 541-557-6414

Southern Oregon Type 1 Trackers
Barnett Woods (next to Hearthstone Manner)
2979 E Barnett Road
Support Group for parents and grandparents.
Contact: 541-789-5906 ext. 1
(Contact for dates and time)

Type 1 Dynamite!
A support group for Southern Oregon youth with type 1 diabetes and their families.
(See website for dates, time and location)

The Milwaukie Center
5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive
1st Wednesday of every month – 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Adults with type 2 and caregivers
Contact: Abby Kennedy 503-653-8100 or

Samaritan Pacific Health Services
2nd Thursday of every month – 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Contact: 541-574-4682
(Contact for location)

Oregon City:
Providence Willamette Falls Community Center
519 15th Street
1st Tuesday of every month (no August or December) – Noon to 1 p.m.
Adults (primarily) with type 2
Contact: 503-215-6628

St. Anthony Hospital
2801 St. Anthony Way
3rd Wednesday – 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Adults with type 2
Contact: Christine 541-278-3235

Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital - Wilcox ACR 102 (Subject to change. Call to confirm.)
2211 NW Marshall Street
2nd Monday of every month – 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
No Meetings in December and January. Support group will resume in February 2017.
Adults, insulin dependent
Contact: Alison Foren, 360-574-3831,

IRCO Senior Services Diabetes Support Group
East Portland Community Center
740 SE 106th Avenue
1st and 3rd Mondays of the month – 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Seniors, 60+ with type 2
Contact: Rachel Bowen or Hazel Kaliloa at 503-988-6073

Familias En Accion Chronic Disease Support Group
Augustana Lutheran Church
2710 NE 14th Ave
Led in Spanish. Family and kid friendly.
2nd Saturday of every month – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 
Contact: 503-201-9865 

Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU)
Class 1: Have a Healthy Heart! A lifestyle approach to managing heart disease risk with diabetes and prediabetes. 
Class 2: Prediabetes Courses. Know your risk, reduce your risk.
Class 3: Successful Living with Diabetes. Type 2 and you, what you can do.
There is fee for each class
Contact: 503-346-0428
(Contact for dates, time, pricing and location)

Adult Type 1 Suport Group
Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU)
1st Wednesday of every month – 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Contact: 503-494-3273
(Contact for location)

Mercy Medical Center - Community Education Complex Conf. Room 1
2459 Stewart Parkway
1st Tuesday of every month – 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Adults with type 1 and 2 or anyone interested
Contact: Alda Anderson at 541-672-1705


The Vancouver Clinic
700 NE 87th Avenue, Vancouver
Meets in Conference Room downstairs
Meets twice a month – 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
No registration required
Contact: 360-882-2778

Online Resources

For Salem Area Residents:
Event calendar for diabetes education and resources in Marion and Polk Counties courtesy of Diabetes CARE Collaborative, Creating Access and Sharing REsources in Marion and Polk Counties.
view the calendar

Diabetes Prevention Resources

The Oregon Diabetes Program reduces the impact of diabetes in Oregon through a public health approach, working in collaboration with partners in the public and private sectors. Visit this webpage for more information about the Nationla Diabetes Prevention Program, diabetes self-management programs and more!

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  • Last Reviewed: January 29, 2014
  • Last Edited: January 3, 2018