Welcome to our group's website! PHA support groups provide support, education and most of all hope. If you are in the area, we encourage you to join us.

We have patients attending from Iowa, south of Rochester and from the north, as far as Duluth, MN, plus from La Crosse, WI on the east, besides locals and other near by towns like Stewartville and Kasson. Due to the long driving involved, it is not possible for everyone to attend all the meetings. However our local members like to have one meeting every month from Spring through the end of the year. We do not meet in Winter due to inclement weather conditions.

Our meetings are held on Saturdays with a date prioritizing speaker's convenience from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. A lunch is provided at meetings held in Victoria's Ristorante with free parking on the street and downtown ramps. The address is 7 First Avenue SW, Rochester, MN 55902

We welcome all patients and caregivers to our meetings.

Leader Contact Information

Feel free to contact our group's leaders to share your story, ask questions and get connected with our group.

Group email address:

Leader : Neeta Pai, Rochester, MN 55902

Co-Leader: Jodi McCarty, Rochester, MN

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Upcoming Meetings and events 

First meeting of the year, Spring 2014

April 26th, Saturday  

1:00  p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  

Speaker: Meet & Greet - Get to know each other.

Venue: Victoria's Ristorante.

7 First Avenue S.W. Rochester, MN 55902

Please call Neeta with number of attendees. 

This meeting is sponsored by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association's Support Group Central Fund. The Support Group Central Fund is made possible by  Platinum level sponsorships from Actelion Pharmaceuticals, United Therapeutics and Bayer Health Care and a Gold level sponsorship from Gilead Sciences. 

Save the Date:

Next meeting will be in May-June. An e-mail will be sent out to notify all the members, followed by a post card from PHA with reminder of upcoming meeting with the venue and speaker details.

Take care - Stay healthy, happy and peaceful! 

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Please do check out our blogs of news titbits by clicking on 'Blog' on the left corner of this page. 


Your PH story and photos are welcome to be posted here and on Our Journeys page. Do e-mail them to to Neeta Pai. Thank you! 

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