Support Groups | Resources

UPMC Pinnacle Hanover offers comprehensive services to prevent, diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease. Whether patients require sophisticated diagnostic services, cardiac catheterization, EVAR, cardiac radiology, echocardiography, exercise tolerance testing, or cardiac rehabilitation they can be assured that at UPMC Pinnacle Hanover we will work toward the best possible health outcome.

Recognizing symptoms of heart disease in women are often different than for a man, UPMC Pinnacle Hanover provides opportunities throughout the year to address these issues.

Support Groups


Please visit the Community Calendar for a current listing of special programs dedicated to cardiovascular health.

Tobacco / Smoking Cessation

Nicotine, the active substance in cigarettes and other tobacco products, is as addictive as any hard drug, such as heroin or cocaine. But, if you want a chance at breathing easier and living a full, quality of life, you have to quit. When you are ready to do it, you have resources available to help you succeed! UPMC Pinnacle Hanover offers a variety of options to help members of the community in their efforts to adopt a tobacco-free lifestyle.

The Tobacco Cessation Department at UPMC Pinnacle Hanover offers a "Freedom from Smoking" group clinic. This class creates a friendly and safe environment where participants explore the world of tobacco use with an American Lung Association certified facilitator. In the empowering 7-session course the group learns behavior modification, stress management, examines lifestyle issues related to smoking, and how to become tobacco-free! Various Nicotine Replacement Therapies will also be reviewed.

"New Beginnings Nicotine Support Group" meets on the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. This dynamic, ongoing gathering is dedicated to the exploration, encouragement and support of a tobacco-free life.

If the group setting isn’t for you, UPMC Pinnacle Hanover also offers one-on-one sessions for youth and adults. Additional offerings include worksite employee cessation programs, free quit consultations, and resource materials available by mail.

For more information on any of these options, contact the Tobacco Cessation Department at (717) 316-7894.

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American Heart Association

Go Red for Women

American Lung Association

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