Meeting the Needs of Long Islanders
As a not-for-profit, mission-based organization, Catholic Health is continuing the work of our women religious who founded hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and other Long Island agencies reaching back more than a century. We offer blood drives, free wellness seminars, support groups and other community health-related events and programs year-round.
To further help the medically underserved in Nassau and Suffolk counties, Catholic Health established its Healthy Sundays outreach network and Bishop McHugh Health Centers to deliver health screenings, education, vaccinations and other services to those without access to primary care. All Catholic Health hospitals belong to the Long Island Health Collaborative, a bi-county initiative established to promote good health in the region.
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- Don’t Struggle with Acid Reflux
- Aging Gracefully: Stroke Prevention and Care
- Memories Matter: All about Alzheimer’s
- Early Detection: How to Beat Breast Cancer
- Thriving with Breast Cancer (You’re Not a Survivor; You’re a Thriver)
- Benefits of Breastfeeding
- Caregivers: Support Yourself
- Cancer Screening and Prevention
- Ways to Improve Carpal Tunnel
- Keep Your Children Healthy at Any Age
- Diabetes Tips & Tidbits
- Drug and Alcohol Awareness
- Falls Prevention (Catch This Before You Fall)
- Food for Thought: Nutrition & Healthy Eating
- Genetic Counseling (prenatal, cancer)
- What are the Concepts of Grief & How to Cope
- Head and Neck Cancer
- Heart Health (Protect Your Heart)
- Hormone Health
- Keep Your Sight as you Age
- Lung Screening/Lung Cancer
- Managing Stress & Anxiety
- Medication Management
- Medicine & the Disability Population
- Men’s Health
- Bone Health Matters: Osteoporosis Prevention & Treatment
- Pain, Pain, Go Away: All About Pain Management
- Prostate Cancer
- Pump it Up: Keeping Your Heart Healthy
- Safely Stay Active During the Winter
- Seasonal Depression/Winter Blues
- Sitting is the new smoking
- Supporting Children’s Mental Health
- The ABC’s of getting your ZZZ’s: All About Sleep
- Weight Loss Surgery
- Women’s Health
- Wound Care
Our Community Events
Serving the Health Needs of Long Islanders
Healthy Sundays exemplifies Catholic Health's mission to care for those in need. Launched in 2005, our Healthy Sundays outreach provides preventive health screenings and education to medically underserved communities on Long Island. Partnering with churches and community centers across Nassau and Suffolk counties, the initiative continues to grow thanks to the expertise of hundreds of Catholic Health volunteers.
Healthy Sundays addresses prevalent medical conditions, such as obesity, diabetes and hypertension, to improve quality of life and decrease morbidity and mortality. Free blood pressure and body mass index screenings, as well as flu shots, are administered throughout the year. Educational materials are provided in Spanish and English. We also host representatives from local community benefit organizations.
Bishop McHugh Health Centers
Catholic Health opened its first Bishop McHugh Health Center in Babylon, NY, in 2009 to meet the needs of medically underserved individuals. In 2012, our second Bishop McHugh Health Center opened in Hicksville, NY.
Both the Nassau County and Suffolk County centers have bilingual staff members and offer full histories, physicals and lab work-ups. Physicians work with each patient to obtain nominal-cost prescriptions at local retailers. Free and low-cost specialty referrals are made as indicated.
The Babylon clinic, supported by Good Samaritan Hospital, sees patients by appointment, with nearly all patients having previously received free cholesterol, blood pressure and/or other screenings through Catholic Health Healthy Sundays events in their communities.
The Hicksville center, affiliated with St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center®, works with patients to establish a full medical history and to provide physical examinations, lab work-ups, x-rays, flu shots, appropriate immunizations, and specialty referrals as needed. A low-fee, comprehensive diabetes education program is available at nearby St. Joseph Hospital in Bethpage, NY.
Community Outreach Across Long Island
Good Samaritan University Hospital
West Islip, NY
Rockville Centre, NY
St. Catherine of Siena Hospital
St. Charles Hospital
Port Jefferson, NY
St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center®
St. Joseph Hospital