CANCER SERVICES PROGRAM
A service of the NYS Department of Health, the Cancer Services Program oversees the delivery of comprehensive breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening services and prostate cancer education to underserved populations. (607) 535-8639 ext. 2173 or
The program also provides public and health care provider education regarding cancer prevention and early detection, maintains a quality improvement program to ensure the quality of clinical services provided through the program and provides funds for community-based cancer support services for persons with cancer and their families.
Services include providing uninsured or under-insured women and men with annual comprehensive screening examinations and follow-up services; colorectal cancer screening and education about prostate health, prostate cancer and issues related to screening and treatment; and more.
SOCIAL SERVICES & DISCHARGE PLANNING
The Departments of Social Work and Discharge Planning can provide assistance with supportive counseling, referrals and special needs. A social worker or discharge planner can assist you and your family in making arrangements for home nursing, long term care facility placement, and more
If you would like the services of a chaplain, let your nurse or social worker know. The chaplain will be notified of your request. In addition to visitation, the chaplain offers other programs through Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility. The chaplain coordinates, with local churches, worship servies on Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. Bible studies, memorial services, and other special programs are offered regularly. An ecumenical communion service is offered monthly, with the Catholic community providing the Eucharist twice a month (1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 4 p.m.), and Rosary services weekly (Thursday mornings at 10:45 a.m.).
HEARING IMPAIRED UNITS AND LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS
Sign interpreters and TDD units are available for the hearing impaired. TDD units are located in the emergency department and the Medical/Surgical department. A relay telephone number is available for sending messages to the hearing impaired. Language interpreters are also available.
For more information, contact Schuyler Hospital at (607) 535-7121 or