Treatment Guides

Treatment Guides

Health Maintenance Guidelines

How often should I get a Pap Test? A mammogram?

Our Health Maintenance Guidelines offer a basic timetable for when and how often women should be checked.

These guidelines apply to healthy women in the general population. The right plan for your care may differ based on your medical history, family history, personal preferences and lifestyle, as well as your physician’s experience. You and your physician should work together to develop a specific preventive health screening plan for you.

Download our Health Maintenance Guidelines

Support Groups

Support Groups

Support & Education Groups meet at Cleveland Clinic main campus (unless otherwise noted) and are free of charge. For more information about services available through Cleveland Clinic's Department of Social Work, please call 216.444.6552.

Bereavement Support Groups

Provided by The Hospice of Cleveland Clinic Bereavement Services. For more information, please call 216.444.9819

The Gathering Place

The mission of the Gathering Place is to support, educate and encourage people working to overcome the effects of cancer in their lives. All programs and services are provided free of charge. For more information, call 216.595.9546 or visit The Gathering Place.

Love Lives On

Hillcrest Hospital’s Love Lives On support group meetings are small and informal. They are provided as an extension of your hospital care. Love Lives On meetings are open to any family in the community. There is no fee and no pre-registration is required to attend. For more information, please call 440.312.4692 and select option 2.

Look Good, Feel Better

This program is designed for those with cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy treatments. This group focuses on the use of skin care and makeup products before, during, and after cancer treatment. This program is sponsored by The American Cancer Society and Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute. All participating clients will receive a complimentary gift bag of skin care and cosmetic products. The group meets every month, and registration is required. To register: please contact American Cancer Society at 888.227.6446.


Resolve is an educational program for couples struggling with infertility, who openly share their experiences. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every other month from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Hospital. For more information, contact Dana or Lynne Norrie, RN, MSN, at 440.473.1790.

Or, visit or call their 24-hour helpline at 888.255.1399.

Be Well Moms

Be Well Moms

How Be Well Moms® Can Help

To welcome the healthiest possible baby into the world, you’ll want to do everything you can to enjoy a healthy pregnancy and a safe delivery. Optimizing your weight before pregnancy and continuing on a healthy path after delivery will create a brighter future for you — and your child.

Cleveland Clinic’s Be Well Moms®  maternal weight management program will give you the information you need to optimize your weight and health before and during pregnancy, and after delivery.

Too often, women who are significantly overweight feel there’s nothing they can do about it — that they’ve tried everything.

Our goal is to educate and empower you to:

  • Reach a healthy weight before pregnancy
  • Gain the right amount of weight during pregnancy
  • Shed the weight you gained during pregnancy after delivery

In Be Well Moms, a nurse midwife and a dietician who have expertise in medically supervised weight manage­ment will offer you guidance and monitor your progress as you shed the excess weight.

Why Getting Into Shape Matters

Optimizing your health before and during pregnancy can make a world of difference. Studies show that achieving a healthy weight translates into healthier outcomes for you and your baby.

Risks of extra weight

The health risks for women with a body mass index (BMI) of 27 and above during pregnancy and deliver y are serious:

  • High blood pressure (preeclampsia)
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Large babies that are difficult to deliver
  • Complicated cesarean sections

The risks for their babies are even more serious:

  • Stillbirth
  • Prematurity
  • Birth defects
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes in childhood

Be Well Moms Visits

If you are pregnant, you may not know how much weight you should gain. Our experts will explain how weight can affect pregnancy outcomes. You will learn how to gain the right amount of weight to maximize your chances for a healthy baby and a safe deliver y. Our experts will teach you about nutrition, mindful eating, stress management, good sleep habits, regular exercise and setting your own healthy goals.

A Supportive Setting

Be Well Moms visits include individual appointments and shared medical appointments. The shared office visits bring patients with similar concerns together for education and support.

Patients benefit from a longer visit with their health­care expert in a setting that encourages asking questions, and sharing concerns and experiences. This environment also offers an opportunity to learn from the healthcare team and from each other. During shared visits, patients can also be seen in a private exam room for individualized care, as needed.


Cleveland Clinic’s Be Well Moms maternal weight management program is offered at multiple locations across northern Ohio.

To schedule an appointment before, during or after pregnancy, call 216.444.6601 and ask for Be Well Moms.