Services Available in the Community
Ambulatory Health Network
The Medical Center’s network of ambulatory health centers brings primary care services into the neighborhood. Our health center’s serve the community with compassion and caring and are tailored to meet the health care needs of the neighborhood in which they are located. For a detailed listing of our ambulatory health centers please click here.
The following is a sampling of the community outreach programs. For a more complete list, please click here for the events calendar.
Maimonides is a strong supporter of local schools and community organizations. From the Christopher Columbus Day parade to the Flatlands Church of Christ street fair to the PS 105 school health fair, our staffs are there to participate. Our medical staff works closely with neighborhood schools to provide mentoring, internship and volunteer opportunities for students.
Our Speaker’s Bureau includes physicians, nurses and other health professionals who address a variety of health topics at community organizations including the Boro Park Y, Homecrest Community Services for the Elderly and the St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Health Screening Services
Screening for medical problems such as high blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose level measurements are but a few of the services provided by Maimonides medical personnel at health and street fairs. We also provide these very same services at street fairs and school health fairs.
Mental Health Services
Our Community Mental Health Center staff play an important role in providing mental health services to our neighbors and friends on a daily basis. These services were particularly critical after the World Trade Center tragedy when we provided support and helped so many people deal with the loss of loved ones and members of their community. That support continues today.
Our staff also held the first annual Maimonides Memorial Walk this year, helping parents deal with the loss of a child. A workshop for immigrants who are experiencing depression associated with loss of country and an adjustment to a new land was held in June.
Family Caregivers Program
Maimonides Medical Center addresses the needs of senior citizens who serve as caregivers to their loved ones with the Family Caregivers Program. Funding was initially provided by the United Hospital Fund; today the Medical Center and First to Care Homecare support the initiative. The program seeks to expand and integrate services available to caregivers when the family member is in the hospital as well as after discharge. Weekly support meetings are held to help caregivers and allow them to meet and simply relax with others who are experiencing similar problems.
Palliative Care in the Community
To help people living with advanced chronic illnesses that affect their daily lives, the Medical Center participates in the Southern Brooklyn Palliative Care Network’s Quality of Life program. Services are provided to comfort for people with progressive, life threatening conditions in their own homes. For more information on the Quality of Life program, visit their website by clicking here.
Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk. For more information click here.