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Wellness and Lifestyle Modification Programs
At Jefferson Hospital, we believe that health is not merely the absence of disease, but has its true foundation in care and attention to the body, mind, and spirit. That's why we offer a variety of health programs that focus on education: in managing life's stresses, and in making healthier lifestyle choices - with the support and guidance of our staff of health care professionals.
When we pay attention to what our bodies are trying to tell us, we feel better, and in feeling better, we discover untapped energy that guides us to make new and better choices to improve the quality of our lives.
We offer a variety of programs to help you learn to make lifestyle changes that can improve your quality of life.
Quitting tobacco for good - whether cigarettes, cigars, or smokeless tobacco products - is one of the best things you can do to live a longer, and healthier life. But we also know that smoking is one of most challenging habits to break.
Jefferson's team of medical and behavioral health counselors can provide a complete course of care, including hypnosis, counseling, and stress management to support you in learning how to quit tobacco or discontinue use of any other addictive substances.
To begin a new tobacco-free life, or to learn more, please call the Counseling Center at Jefferson Hospital at 412-881-2255.
Nutrition Link Provides Plan for Healthy Eating
Jefferson Hospital’s Nutrition Link program provides individual nutrition counseling with a registered dietitian, for treatment of issues such as heart disease, high blood pressure and Celiac Sprue.
A personalized meal plan is developed to support a healthier eating style. Physician referral is required. To schedule an appointment, call 412-469-5234. For more information about Nutrition Link, contact Joan McCarthy at 412-469-5797.
Jefferson offers the "Take Control of Your Diabetes" diabetes education program to teach those with diabetes, their family members or loved ones, self-management skills to enable them to successfully manage this disease.
This program, which is presented in four classes per session, is recognized by the American Diabetes Association for meeting quality standards, and is taught by Certified Diabetic Educators.
Group classes and individual counseling sessions are available at locations in Jefferson Hills, Pleasant Hills, Brentwood and Whitehall. In order to register, you will need a referral from your primary care physician. Once you obtain this referral, proceed with registration by calling Outpatient/Nutrition Link services at 412-469-5400.