Resources and Ongoing Support

Get started on your weight loss journey today. Use these resources to find out how you can lose the weight and regain your life.

Resources and support for weight loss

Learn more about bariatric surgery and the services we offer to help you meet your weight loss goals:

Weight loss support groups in the Seattle-Tacoma area

Whether you are contemplating bariatric surgery or have already had surgery, we have a support group to meet your needs.

In our locations in Lakewood and Federal Way, you and your loved ones are welcome, no matter where you had your surgery. Participants share their personal experiences and answer one another’s questions in a safe, nonjudgmental atmosphere.

Emotional support for weight loss is critical to our patients’ long-term success. Join our support groups to hear guidance and up-to-date information from our health care professionals, including:

  • Behavioral health specialists
  • Physicians
  • Physical therapists
  • Registered dietitians

Weight loss support groups schedule

To attend one of our weight loss support groups, just arrive a few minutes before the scheduled start time. Call 1-888-825-3227 with any questions.


  • When: Third Monday of the month, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Where: St. Clare Resource Center (near St. Clare Hospital)
    4908 112th Street Southwest, Lakewood

Federal Way

  • When: Second Tuesday of the month, 1-2 p.m.
  • Where: Franciscan Center for Weight Management
    St. Francis Hospital Medical Office Building
    Conference Room, Suite 100
    34509 9th Avenue South, Federal Way

Websites about weight loss and bariatric surgery

These websites are not part of CHI Franciscan Health. We’ve provided them to help you learn more about overweight, obesity and weight loss surgery.

Attend a free seminar on weight loss

Ready to take the first step? Sign up to attend a free seminar and learn how our team of bariatric surgery experts can help you reach your weight loss goals.