Programs and Support Groups

Whether you're having a baby, wanting to lose weight or seeking support for a condition

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Johnson Memorial Hospital is strongly committed to improving the health of our community and offers a wide variety of programs, education classes and support groups.

Better Breathers Club
Better Breathers is organized through the American Lung Association for those diagnosed with chronic lung disease, asthma or other breathing-related illnesses. Call for meeting dates and times. Meetings are held in the Cardiac/Pulmonary department on the first floor of Johnson Memorial. Family members are welcome. For more information contact Brenda Wilkerson, BS, CRT at 317.736.3261.

Blood Pressure Checks
High blood pressure is a common and dangerous condition. Knowing your systolic and diastolic numbers, and tracking them over time, can help you understand what you can do to improve your health and reduce your risks. The Johnson Memorial Immediate Care Center in Franklin provides blood pressure checks at no cost on a walk-in basis. (You may experience a wait depending on the number of patients being seen at the time you arrive.)

Cardiac Rehab and Cardiac Wellness Program
Cardiac Rehabilitation and the Cardiac Wellness Program is for those who have experienced CABG, MI, Stent placement, Angina or Valve Replacement. Diet, cholesterol management, weight management and exercise education provided. Monitored exercise sessions are available.Medicare and most insurances cover this service. This program requires a physician order. Find a Physician. For more information call 317.346.0244.

Breastfeeding Support Group
Breastfeeding is a gift that lasts a lifetime. Whether you are a new mom or newly pregnant, come join us for group discussions, education and support. For more information call Mandi Harman, RN BSN, Certified Lactation Consultant, 317.736.2698.

Childbirth Education Program
Great Expectations is a free childbirth education class, provided quarterly at Johnson Memorial Hospital by Johnson Memorial Women's Care Specialists and Johnson Memorial Maternity Care Services. Choose from two sessions designed for your current stage of pregnancy. Register early in your pregnancy for the Pregnancy Session and attend a second time for the Labor, Delivery and Newborn session. For more information contact Maternity Care Services, 317.736.3450.

Claim Aid
Counselors are available to help Johnson County residents through the Health Insurance Marketplace application process or to enroll in the Health Indiana Plan (HIP 2.0). If you have questions, please contact us at 317.346.3736 or

Diabetes Information Sessions
Diabetes is a disease requiring lifetime management. Whether you've had diabetes for many years or have recently been diagnosed, we are here to help. If you or a family member have diabetes, we hope you will attend these information sessions to help you take charge of your diabetes.For more information contact Carla Duncan, RN, at 317.346.3846 or e-mail her at

Pulmonary Rehab
Individually designed exercise and education for patients with lung disease to improve strength and endurance. Program meets Tuesdays and Thursdays for eight weeks.This program requires a physician order. Click here to Find a Physician. For more information, contact Pulmonary Rehab at 317.346.3998.

Tobacco Cessation Support & Indiana Tobacco Quitline
There will never be a better time to quit using tobacco. Talk with your doctor or call the free Indiana Tobacco Quitline (1.800.QUIT.NOW) for phone, web or text-based counseling. Contact Nancy Voris, Tobacco Free Johnson County's tobacco coordinator for resources to tobacco users, healthcare providers and employers at 317.736.3367 or

Weight Loss Surgery Educational Seminars and Weight Loss Surgery Support Group
Have you been thinking about weight loss surgery but don't know where to start? Education sessions by Dr. Dana Lindsay and Dr. Nick Vornehm are a great place to start. If you have had weight loss surgery or are considering having bariatric surgery, learn more from the people who have been there by attending a support group.

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For more information, call Eileen Williams, RN at 317.346.3866.