Community Wellness Program
Ellis Medicine is pleased to offer a program to help heart disease patients better manage their health. The program is especially focused on congestive heart failure (CHF) patients.
This outpatient program is staffed by cardiologists and cardiology specialists from Ellis’ nationally recognized Wright Heart Center. Patients will receive health screening, education and care - including the administration of medications such as IV Lasix - to prevent their condition from progressing. Plus, the program’s location in the Medical Arts Building adjacent to Ellis Hospital enables direct access to the comprehensive resources of Ellis, including nutrition counseling, physical and/or cardiac rehabilitation and other services vital to achieving and maintaining good heart health.
Through follow-up care, patient education and support, the program can help patients mange their health and avoid returning to the ER. It’s another way Ellis is improving cardiac care and taking a proactive role to reduce the cost and impact of healthcare in our community.
Who Can Benefit?
The program sees patients with cardiac-related conditions (especially CHF) who are:
- unable to see their physician within three days of discharge from the hospital (to ensure an effective transition from hospital to home);
- at high risk of readmission to the hospital;
- or experiencing worsening symptoms and need immediate evaluation.
The program accepts all qualified referrals - with or without insurance.
CHF Patient Resources
Below are links to helpful documents for patients who have Congestive Heart Failure. These documents are meant to help educate patients about their disease. The information is meant to supplement the advice of your doctor, not replace it. If you have any questions about these materials or want more information about managing CHF, please contact us.
Talk to your doctor to learn more about the Community Wellness Program for Congestive Heart Failure, or contact us at:
Ellis Medicine’s Community Wellness Program
Medical Arts Building, Suite 304
Schenectady, NY 12308
Hours: Monday and Friday, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.