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Women's Health Outreach

Caring Assistance For Women's Health Issues

Perhaps because we're a hospital which was founded by women, Rochester General has always had a deep interest in women's health. We know that for too many women, personal health and well-being can take a back seat and that there often aren't enough hours in the day to fulfill all of our obligations and find time for ourselves.

We also understand that women are usually charged with the responsibility of selecting a physician or a hospital for themselves or their family. And sound decisions require access to complete and reliable information. That's why Rochester General extends a helping hand -- Women's HealthReach. It's an effort to help you make the best choices for you and your family.

General Services for WomenWomen interested in women's health

We've designed services that keep women up-to-date on women's health issues and more:

Physician Referral

Looking for a physician? Interested in a male or female doctor? Need someone close to work or home? We can help you identify a physician from our staff that will match your needs. Just call 922-LINK (5465) for help or click here.

Speaking of Women

Rochester General's professional staff provides speakers to address your community groups on topics such as PMS, osteoporosis, nutrition, parenting, changing roles, menopause and stress management, among others. Call 922-LINK (5465) to arrange a speaker.

Breast Cancer Information

If you'd like to know more about breast cancer, learn breast self-exam, or schedule a mammogram, we can help. Rochester General is also a site for the Breast Screening Project, a program of the Monroe County Women's Health Partnership that provides free mammograms, breast exams and instruction in self-exam to uninsured area women or for those whose insurance does not cover screening mammography. Call 288-1950 for more details.

Urogynecology Experts

Women struggling with urinary or bowel incontinence as well as other pelvic floor disorders can receive help from physicians in our department with a special interest in the evaluation and treatment of these conditions. Care is coordinated, as necessary, with  neurologists and colon-rectal surgeons as well as a physical therapists. Both advanced surgical techniques as well as nonsurgical treatments are available. For more information, call 922-LINK (5465).

Heart Healthy

As New York's fourth largest cardiac center, Rochester General is the region's leading resource for the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. The Hospital offers the latest treatment techniques including pacemaker implants, angioplasty, atherectomy, and open heart surgery. Its Cardiac Rehab program helps patients adopt healthier lifestyles. 922-LINK (5465).

Specialists in Women's Cancers

Rochester General's Cancer Center offers the full range of cancer diagnostic and treatment options including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Its large women-led team of cancer specialists includes surgeons, medical, radiation, and gynecological oncologists. In addition, counseling for women with a family history or other cancer risk factors is available. You can reach Rochester General's Cancer Center by calling 922-LINK (5465).

Cosmetic Surgery

Is cosmetic surgery right for you? To find out, call to arrange a private consultation. We'll provide you with information you need to make the decision that's right for you. And, your consultation fee is deducted from the final charge. Call (585) 922-LINK (5465).

Women's Health Education and Support Groups

Smoking Cessation

Through a series of seven classes over a six-week period, we can put you on the road to a healthier, smoke-free lifestyle. This course is offered at Rochester General Hospital in conjunction with the American Lung Association. Call 922-LINK (5465) for more details.

Managing Menopause

To help women manage the physical and pyschological changes that mark menopause, we offer a menopause education and support program. In four 90-minute sessions, health professionals and peers share information and support. Call 922-LINK (5465) for more details.

Living With Diabetes

Rochester General offers a six-week education program for diabetics. Call (585) 922-LINK (5465) for more details.

Diabetes Support Group

This popular support group has meetings both in Webster and at the Hospital. Call (585) 922-LINK (5465) for more details.