LYME SUPPORT GROUPS

Click on the tabs below to find PA Lyme Resource Network affiliated groups, or Independent Support Groups across the state of Pennsylvania. You can also search support groups by location by clicking on the map.

Several groups currently offer VIRTUAL SUPPORT meetings.  These meetings are open to all – regardless of location.

Medical Advice Disclaimer:  These support groups are here for support and educational purposes only.  They are not intended to be substitutes for professional medical advice.  Please always consult your healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of information as it pertains to your individual situation.  This includes asking your healthcare provider questions about medical conditions and treatment plans.  These groups do not provide professional medical advice.

PA LYME RESOURCE NETWORK REGIONAL SUPPORT GROUPS

If you would like to start a PA Lyme Regional Support Group, or if you have an existing group and would like to become a PA Lyme Regional Support Group, please contact us at info@palyme.org.

Adams County Lyme Support Group (A)

CONTACT: adamslyme@palyme.org
WHERE: New Horizon Cafe, 5413 Carlisle Pike, New Oxford, PA 17350
WHEN: Meets the 4th Tuesday each month, 7:00 PM

Altoona Region (B)

CONTACT: altoonalyme@palyme.org, Amber Altiero, RN
WHERE: Saint Rose of Lima Social Hall
5519 6th Ave., Altoona, PA, 16602
WHEN: Meets the 2nd Thursday each month, 6:30 PM

Berks County Region (C)

CONTACT: berkslyme@palyme.org, Anne Desjardins
WHERE: Good Life Financial, 2395 Lancaster Pike, Reading, PA 19607
WHEN: Meets the 2nd Wednesday quarterly (January, April, July, October), 7:00 PM

Bradford County Lyme Region (D)

CONTACT: Bradfordcountylyme@palyme.org, Jean Ann: 607-237-5499
WHERE: Spalding Memorial Library, 724 S. Main St., Athens, PA 18810
WHEN: Meets the 1st Tuesday each month, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Bucks County Region (E)

CONTACT: buckslyme@palyme.org
Regional Leader: Karen Hansen Meyers
Co-Regional Leader: Laura Ransom: 215-493-4066, ljransom@comcast.net
WHERE: Yardley United Methodist Church, 300 Yardley-Langhorne Road, Yardley, PA 19067
WHEN: Meets the 3rd Sunday each month, 4 PM

Butler County Region (F)

CONTACT: butlerlyme@palyme.org, Karen LaMark-Ruberto

Columbia County Lyme Support Group (G)

CONTACT: columbialyme@palyme.org
WHERE: Vine Pharmacy, 4375 Red Rock Road, Benton, PA 17814
WHEN: Meets the 3rd Thursday each month, 6:30 PM

Delaware County (Delco) Region (H)

CONTACT: delcolyme@palyme.org, Amy Tiehel

Franklin County Lyme Support Group (I)

CONTACT: franklinlyme@palyme.org

Fulton County Region (J)

CONTACT: fultonlyme@palyme.org, Stacy Plourde Overcash – Serving Western Franklin and Fulton Counties
WHERE: Calvary Baptist Church, 1165 Crottlestown Road, Chambersburg, PA 17202
WHEN: Meets the 1st Tuesday each month, 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Harrisburg Region (K)

CONTACT: harrisburglyme@palyme.org , Eric Huck
WHERE: Christ Presbyterian Church, 421 Deerfield Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011
WHEN: Meets the 2nd Tuesday each month (except August & December.), 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Lancaster County Region (L)

CONTACT: lancasterlyme@palyme.org, Rita Rhoads
WHERE: 1135 Georgetown Road, Suite 120, Bart, PA 17503
WHEN: Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month, 7:00 PM

Lehigh Valley Region (M)

CONTACT: hhealy@palyme.org, Heidi Healy: 973-610-0531
WHERE:  Country Meadows Retirement Facility – Chapel (2nd Floor)
4007 Greenpond Road Building #3, Bethlehem, PA 18020
WHEN: Meets the 1st Wednesday each month (except June & July), 7:00 PM

Lymie Moms Unite Support Group (ONLINE)

CONTACT: aperch@palyme.org, Ali Perch
WHERE/WHEN: Ongoing online support via the Lymie Moms Unite Facebook Group.  This is a private group with 1.3k+ members.

Montgomery County Region (N)

CONTACT: lgordon@palyme.org, Lee Gordon, R.N., MSN/PHN
WHERE: 211 South Main Street, North Wales, PA 19454
WHEN: Meets quarterly (February, May, August, October) on the last Monday of these months, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
VIRTUAL SUPPORT MEETINGS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

Pittsburgh Lyme Support Group (O)

CONTACT: pittsburghlyme@palyme.org, Bill Moore
WHERE: Monroeville Public Library,
4000 Gateway Campus Blvd., Monroeville, PA 15146
WHEN: Meets the 2nd Tuesday each month, 6:00 PM

Tioga County Region (P)

CONTACT: tiogacountylyme@palyme.org, Thomas Putnam: 570-439-2000
WHERE: The Warehouse Theatre, 3 Central Avenue, Wellsboro, PA 16901
WHEN: Meets the 3rd Thursday each month, 6:30 PM

Young Adult Lyme Social Group (ONLINE)

CONTACT: atiehel@palyme.org, Amy Tiehel
WHERE: Zoom:  https://bit.ly/3PDWzP0
WHEN: Meets the 4th Thursday each month, 7 PM
DETAILS: This virtual social group is open to young adults 18+ who are navigating Lyme Disease and tick-borne illness and would benefit from a private and confidential space to connect with peers, ask questions and share experiences with others who understand the challenges.

INDEPENDENT SUPPORT GROUPS IN PENNSYLVANIA

If you have an Independent Lyme Disease support group serving Pennsylvanians and would like to be listed here, please contact us at info@palyme.org.

A Hope 4 Lyme

CONTACT: ahope4lyme@yahoo.com, Linda Wales, 570-537-6616
WHERE: Tioga, Potter, Bradford, Lycoming, Clinton counties
WHEN: Contact Linda for meeting information

Central Allegheny Lyme Support Group

CONTACT: willlowpeace@yahoo.com, Brenda Frederick, 814-329-7042
WHERE: Curryville Church of the Brethren School House
1529 Curryville Rd, Martinsburg, PA 16662
WHEN: Meets the 2nd Wednesday each month, 6:30 PM

Central Pennsylvania Lyme Disease Support Group

CONTACT: Doug Stettler: 570-286-6918
WHERE: Evangelical Community Hospital, Conference Room D & E, Hospital Drive (Route 15), Lewisburg, PA
WHEN: Meets the 1st Wednesday each month, 7:00 PM

Doylestown Lyme Disease Support Group

CONTACT: doylestownlyme@gmail.com, David Michael
ONLINE: Facebook Group
WHERE: Doylestown Hospital, Conference Room J, 595 West State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 – (215) 345-2200
WHEN: Meets the 2nd Sunday each month (except July & August), 3:00-5:00 PM

Lyme Disease Association of Southeastern PA

CONTACT: lymepa@lymepa.org, 610-388-7333
WEBSITE: www.LymePA.org
WHERE: The Kennett Friends Meetinghouse, 250 N. Union Street (Route 82), Kennett Square, PA 19348
WHEN: Meets the 3rd Wednesday each month 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Lyme Disease Coalition, Inc.

CONTACT: lymediseasecoalition@gmail.com, Colleen Schake, 570-500-LYME (5963)
WHERE: Susquehanna County, PA
WHEN: Subscribe to our calendar for meeting details and events including Facebook events, presentations & informational tables.

Philadelphia Lyme Disease Support Group

CONTACT: eyost@protonmail.com, Emily Yost, 267-586-0482
WHERE: 1108 East Willow Grove Avenue, Wyndmoor, PA 19038
Dr. Wittels’ office: Across from the fire station – enter through the grey door on the side.
WHEN: Meets the 1st Sunday each month. 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Tick-Borne Disease Support Group

CONTACT: swmccaw@verizon.net, Sandra McCaw, RN, Ed.S.CPC, 973-902-8401
WHERE: Pike County Public Library, 119 Harford St., Milford, PA
WHEN: Meets the 2nd Saturday each month, 10:30AM – 12:00PM

York Lyme Disease Support Group

CONTACT: yorkpalyme@yahoo.com, Diane Sunday, RN, MSN/Ed, 717-487-3570 OR Wanda Stibitz, 717-741-2473
WHERE: The Youth Group Building of Spry Church (across the street from the church parking lot), 65 School Street, York, PA 17402
WHEN: Meets the 3rd Monday of each month, 7:00 PM – 9:00PM
REMINDER: Please refrain from wearing any scent (perfumes, cologne, lotions, oils, shampoos, scented deodorants) as some participants experience hypersensitivity to smells and/or have chemical sensitivities. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation!
VIRTUAL SUPPORT MEETINGS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

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