General Health

 General Health

Below are a few online sites and resources we thought might be useful to you in your search for improved health, wellness, and dental information

New York State Cancer Service Program

The New York State Cancer Services Program provides breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screenings at NO COST to women and men who:

  • live in New York State
  • do not have health insurance or have health insurance with a cost share they cannot meet
  • meet income eligibility requirements
  •  meet age requirements

Services are provided at Regional Primary Care Network Health Centers and in other health centers, clinics, and hospitals throughout New York State. If a screening test finds something abnormal, services are available for eligible women and men at no cost.  

Cancer Services Program will pay for:

  • breast cancer screening (mammogram and clinical breast exam)
    • for women ages 40 and older  (some programs serve women ages 50 and older only) 
    • for women under age 40 at high risk for breast cancer
  • cervical cancer screening (pap test and pelvic exam) 
    • women ages 40 and older
  • colorectal cancer screening (FIT test)
    • men and women age 50 and older at average risk for colorectal cancer
  • colorectal cancer screening (colonoscopy)
    • men and women at high risk for colorectal cancer as determined by your doctor 

Only the cancer services program in the county in which you live will help you get these services at NO COST. Contact the program in your county: 

  • Ontario, Yates, Seneca counties: 315-462-0602
  • Oneida, Herkimer, Madison counties: 315-798-5248
  • Cancer services program of NY: 866-442-2262 (toll free)

For information about the program and how to contact the program in other counties, visit:
https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/cancer/services/community_resources/

American Academy of Family Physicians

The AAFP is a professional member association that exists to support family physicians so they can spend more time doing what they do best: providing quality, cost-effective patient care.

American Dental Association

The American Dental Association is the oldest and largest national dental society in the world. Like the organization, its website is the leading source of oral health related information for dentists and their patients.

CDC

The nation's health protection agency works 24/7 to protect America from health and safety threats, both foreign and domestic. CDC increases the health security of our nation. Health information is available in other languages on this website.

Eatright.org

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website offering resources and guides on healthy eating, weight loss and educational materials in multiple languages (Chinese, Spanish and English).

FamilyDoctor.org

This Web site is operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), a national medical organization representing more than 105,900 family physicians, family practice residents and medical students. All of the information on this site has been written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals at the AAFP.

HeartHub

Heart Hub is the patient resource guide developed by the American Heart Association to provide tools and information on cardiovascular disease and stroke. Tools include an online tracking tool that records blood pressure and other metrics; it can be printed out and shared with physicians.

MedlinePlus

MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere. It is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand.

Mayo Clinic Diseases and Conditions

The Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit worldwide leader in medical care, research and education for people from all walks of life. This section provides a comprehensive guide on hundreds of conditions.

MouthHealthy

MouthHealthy is a consumer friendly website brought to you by the ADA. Health information changes all the time and MouthHealthy’s website will too. Check back often to find answers to all your dental-related questions.

National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA)

The National Network for Oral Health Access website is a collection of information, contacts, and resources for current and prospective members meant to help improve the country’s overall health by providing better access to oral health services.

New York State Department of Health

New York State’s official website for health information and state sponsored programs and health initiatives. Be sure to check out the right side navigation to access more site content.

NYS Oral Health Coalition

This statewide coalition’s membership is made up of programs and organizations, healthcare providers, state oral health officials, insurers, health advocates, and policy leaders. It is currently working with the New York State Department of Health Bureau of Dental Health, the New York State Public Health Association, and other stakeholders to revise the New York State Oral Health Plan.

RochesterHealth.com

RochesterHealth.com is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) community-centered website that connects you to Rochester-area healthcare resources including physicians, dentists, allied-health professionals, health facilities, medical services, health-related service agencies, and disease-oriented support groups. It also features local health-related events, job opportunities, and academic programs. 

WebMD

WebMD provides comprehensive, credible information, supportive communities, and in-depth reference material about health subjects that matter to you.