Community Outreach Programs
Community Outreach is a unique service offered by Mercy Philadelphia Hospital to the residents of West and Southwest Philadelphia. Our center is located within the community and provides primary and secondary health promotion, education and early intervention programs.
Please view our calendar of classes and events for more information about our Community Outreach Programs including schedules and availability.
For more information, contact Community Outreach Services at 215.748.9700.
Some of Our Community Outreach Programs
Quit Smoking Comfortably
Each 6-week program is a comprehensive smoking cessation system that includes NRT (nicotine replacement therapy). Sessions focus on:
- Smoking Awareness
- Overcoming Obstacles
- Coping with Urges and Stress
- Relapse Prevention
Free nicotine gum and patches are available to those who are committed to quitting smoking. This “Quit Smoking Comfortable” Program is free to participants.
Sweet & Know
Comprehensive Diabetes Education Series. A 6-week group education format taught by our Certified Diabetes Educator Individual counseling is also provided.
Cancer Screenings & Education
Comprehensive breast cancer screenings for women without insurance are held twice a year. Screenings include risk assessment, BSE education, mammography and follow up. Participants who need follow up services are provided with access to appropriate services.
Comprehensive prostate cancer screenings are provided twice a year for men over age 40. Screenings include risk assessment, PSA blood test, education, DRE (digital rectal examination) and follow up.
The comprehensive stroke program includes our community based Early Symptom Recognition education and community Stroke Screenings. Services are provided in a group setting in a variety of community locations.
A monthly walk-in blood pressure screening service in our Community Center (5322 Cedar Avenue) on the 4th Thursday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We provide blood pressure screening, monitoring and education for adult community members including follow up and referral services and close communication with local primary care physicians.
We also conduct or participate in multiple health events in the community through the local churches and organizations. We provide education and resources at all events, and health screenings are available at select events.
The annual Flu Immunization program is held each year in November for residents aged 65 years or older, all adults suffering from any chronic disorder of the pulmonary or cardiovascular systems and those with chronic metabolic diseases.The program is run on a flexible appointment schedule through our Community Outreach office.