No matter how well prepared you are, it’s inevitable you’ll remember something you wanted to ask long after your medical appointment is over. CPMC offers you a variety of ways to get the answers you need.
Community Health Resource Center
A health education and counseling facility, the center opened in 1986 in partnership with doctors at CPMC. The nonprofit center provides comprehensive health, nutrition and social services counseling, as well as a wide range of individual and group support options including classes, lectures and health screenings. For more details about our programs and services, call (415) 923-3155 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Compassionate Counseling
If you or your family members are experiencing emotional distress or obstacles that prevent you from obtaining your goals, we invite you to meet with our trained social workers for psychotherapy. In a safe and supportive environment, you and your therapist can explore challenges and reduce stress.
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered dietitians review nutritional requirements person by person for both in-hospital and outpatient referrals. A dietitian helps you evaluate and determine nutritional goals and develop an individual care plan, including meals nutritional supplements and suggestions for managing eating problems.
- Health Screenings
You might think you don’t need health screenings when you feel fine, but they could save your life. Highly knowledgeable staff provide instruction for self-exams you can do at home and guidance to better manage your own health.
- Advance Healthcare Directive
You may find it difficult to imagine a time when you will not be capable of making your own healthcare decisions, but if that time does come, you want assurance that your wishes will be honored. Our health educators offer counseling for planning an advance healthcare directive, a legal document that allows you to appoint an agent with power of attorney to make care and treatment decisions on your behalf and to give instructions about your healthcare wishes.
CPMC support groups offer emotional and social support in an open, accepting environment. People living with liver cancer or stroke survivors can meet monthly to share their experiences. Our Cancer Buddy Program matches volunteers, who are themselves cancer survivors, with newly diagnosed cancer patients to share knowledge and coping strategies.
The CPMC Center for Diabetes Services has been providing education to Bay Area residents for over 20 years. We’re proud to provide an individualized approach to diabetes management. Our diabetes educators continually update their knowledge and provide the latest information about nutrition, medications, exercise, and technology promoting excellent patient outcomes.
If this is your first visit to our program, you will need to complete the Patient Health Survey and Medication/Supplement List forms. Please call (415) 600-0506 or email email@example.com to request your forms. Bring the forms with you to your appointment or fax them in advance to our office at (415) 600-6279.
Nurse Navigators provide personalized education regarding your disease process, treatment and side effect management. They also can refer you to supportive resources, including psychological and social support, nutritional counseling, genetic assessment, integrative complementary therapies, wellness and community resources. Currently, CPMC provides Nurse Navigators to people with Breast Cancer (415) 600-2717, Ovarian and Reproductive Cancers (415) 600-0500, Colorectal and Liver Cancers (415) 600-5880, and Lung Cancer (415) 600-3072.
Whether you are contemplating having a baby or have recently given birth, Newborn Connections™ offers the support and education you need through pregnancy and early parenthood. Newborn Connections provides ongoing prenatal classes, support groups, breastfeeding and baby supplies and lactation services. (415) 600-2229.
The Women’s Health Resource Center provides a place where women can access current health information and resources for health and well-being. We provide supportive care for women with cancer, women in mid-life and beyond. We also provide staff trained in pregnancy massage, postpartum massage and massage for cancer survivors. Our staff also provide massage for those recovering from illness or injury as well as massage for general well-being. (415) 600-0500.