Support Groups

Alzheimer’s Support Group
The support group is lead by the Alzheimer’s Association and meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 9 a.m. in the Xavier Room located near the cafeteria on the hospital’s lower level.  Breakfast is provided for the participants.

Asthma Education
Our certified asthma educator helps patients of all ages learn how to control their asthma, and achieve a better quality of life. The facilitator works closely with the physician to help develop an asthma action plan, and has adult and pediatric asthma kits, with tools to help achieve this goal. Pediatric patients must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Sessions are by appointment only, and must be ordered by a physician.

This class is covered by insurance and meets only on Mondays by appointment with doctors order. For more information, call 620-223-8576.

Brain Injury Support Group
The support group meets at 5:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month at various locations. For more information, call 620-223-8415.

Care to Share Cancer Support Group
The support group meets on the first Saturday of February, May, August and November at 10:30 a.m. in the McAuley Center at Mercy Hospital Fort Scott, 401 Woodland Hills Blvd. For more information, call 620-224-8072 or email

Chronic Disease Management
The free six-week program is offered on an as-needed basis throughout the year and at various locations in the Mercy Hospital Fort Scott service area. Some of the topics include:

  1. Actions Plans
  2. Facilitator lead training
  3. Class engagement exercises
  4. Assign a Buddy to connect with throughout the class sessions
  5. Explore the Symptom Cycle model for dealing with management of chronic diseases
  6. Meditation 

Call 620-223-8481 for more information.

Diabetes Support Group
The support group meets the third Monday of every other month at 6 p.m. in the McAuley Center at Mercy Hospital Fort Scott, 401 Woodland Hills Blvd. For more information, call 620-223-8412.

The fitness/exercise group meets weekdays at the Health for Life Fitness Center. For more information, call 620-223-7073.

Mercy Focus on Health
This radio program, featuring doctors and staff discussing various health topics, airs every Wednesday at 7:15 a.m. on KMDO/KOMB 103.9 FM. For more information or to request a topic, call 620-223-8094.