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Support Groups in Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky

Contacts: Doug Simmons or Patty Trotta at 513-721-2905 or or

Butler County Epilepsy Support Group: 6-7:30 p.m., second Tuesday of the month, in the first floor conference room at Mercy Hospital Clermont, 3000 Hospital Drive, Batavia, Ohio, 45103.

Clermont County Epilepsy Support Group: 6-7:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month, Janet Clemmons Center, 282 N. Fair Avenue, Hamilton, Ohio, 45011.

Hamilton County Epilepsy Support Group: 6-7:30 p.m., third Thursday of the month, at the main office of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, 895 Central Avenue, Suite 550, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202.

Northern Kentucky Epilepsy Support Group: 6-7:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month, in the lower-level conference room at St. Luke Hospital West, 7380 Turfway Road, Florence, Kentucky, 41042.

Warren County Epilepsy Support Group: 6-7:30 p.m., second Wednesday of the month, at the “safe” at Kidd Coffee, 322 Reading Road, Mason, Ohio, 45040.

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