Our mission here at Phelps, first and foremost, is to improve the health of our community. Our wellness initiatives help us to achieve this goal, and are available for all residents of our community. With the variety of services offered at Phelps Hospital, everyone in our area of service can live healthier, more active, and happier lives.

We offer numerous health screenings throughout the year. They are all free of charge and a complete list may be found on our calendar of events. Some of the issues we screen for are:

  • Skin cancer
  • Chronic cough
  • Swallowing issues
  • Balance problems
  • Speech-language issues for preschool children
  • And more…

Health screenings are proven to save lives. They help us to catch health problems early on, when they are easier to treat.

Phelps is dedicated to educating and supporting our community. We use our reach to connect residents with the numerous support groups and wellness programs offered at our hospital and throughout the surrounding area. You may check calendar of events for classes and meetings, or use the contact information below to learn more.

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group
(800) 272-3900 or (914) 366-3937

Bereavement Support Groups
(914) 366-3325

Better Breathers Club (for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease/COPD)
(914) 366-3712

Cardiovascular Rehabilitation
(14) 366-3740

CPR Classes
(914) 366-3166

Group Counseling (separate, divorce, loss, relationships, family issues, parenting, coping skills)
(914) 366-3600

Hospice
(914) 366-3325

Look Good, Feel Better©
(914) 366-3315 or (914) 366-3421
www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org
Reservations required; this program is for women undergoing cancer treatment

Maternity & Baby Classes
(914) 366-3382

My Sister’s Place
1-800-298-SAFE (7233)

Osteoporosis Support
(914) 366-2270

Ostomy Support Group (3rd Sunday of every month)
(914) 366-3395

Physician Referral
(914) 366-3367

Pulmonary Rehabilitation
(914) 366-3712

Sleep Well Support Group
(914) 366-3755

Experiencing health issues, whether yourself or for a loved one, may necessitate spiritual support. If you are struggling with faith, or need someone to talk to about how your life may be changing, our staff chaplain and pastoral volunteers would be happy to visit with you. They can offer someone to listen, to talk to, to pray with, and to serve your spiritual needs. If you would prefer, Pastoral Care Services can help you contact your community clergy or someone from your own faith.

About Pastoral Care Services:

  • The chaplain can administer sacraments to Christians who are not Catholic
  • Our volunteers are trained in multiple faiths and visit most of our patient care units; they can facilitate religious referrals
  • A Roman Catholic priest and Eucharistic ministers visit daily to administer sacraments, pray, and offer Holy Communion
  • We have trained clergy in the area who are on-call in case of emergency, and will visit patients regardless of faith tradition
  • Religious materials are available upon request (Bibles, rosary beads, literature, etc.)

You may want to call the chaplain when you have fears and concerns relating to your hospitalization or that of a loved one, if you are about to have surgery, if your illness has made you question your faith, if you want someone to administer sacraments, or if you need someone to pray with.

Our Coordinator of Pastoral Care is Reverend Carole Johannsen, M.Div., BCC. Ordained by the Episcopal Church, she is a multi-faith healthcare chaplain and is board certified by the Association of Professional Chaplains. She may be contacted directly at cjohannsen@northwell.edu

If you would like to become a pastoral volunteer, we have a yearlong training course to help you prepare for counseling patients from multiple faiths.

Chapel
Our chapel is located on the first floor, past the main elevators and Radiology. It is a multi-denominational space and is available for meditation and prayer, regardless of your faith tradition.

We’re here for you. You can reach the Office of Pastoral Care at (914) 366-3090.

There are a number of health conditions that require, or may be mitigated by, following a special diet. At Phelps, we offer outpatient nutritional counseling for both children and adults. We have registered Dietitians who specialize in a number of conditions, including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and gastrointestinal disorders. They can also help with weight management, and will help you select and plan your meals for optimum results.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please click here. You must have a referral from your physician.

View our complete Calendar of Events for more details about what’s coming up.
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