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St. Joseph's Hospital

Support Services

A hospital visit might be a difficult time for you and your family. St. Joseph’s Hospital offers support services to make your visit as easy as possible and provide peace of mind before, during and after your time with us.

Medical Social Services
Medical social workers are available to provide information and explain options related to advance directives, patient rights, and other critical decisions for your care and your family. Medical Social Services: 607-737-4132

Pastoral Care
Our Pastoral Care staff is available 7 days a week for patients and their loved ones. Mass is celebrated in the chapel on various days at 12:05 p.m. Patients may listen to soothing music or view the chapel 24 hours a day on channel 26. Prayer is offered over the Public Address system in the morning and evening. Holy Communion is distributed to Catholics on a daily basis. The Sacraments of Reconciliation and the Sick are available to Catholics. Chaplain/Pastoral Care: 607-737-4399 Prayer Request

Nutritional Service
The foods you eat can help your recovery. We make every effort to make your meals as nutritious and appealing as possible. A hospital dietitian is available to talk with you about your preferences and food choices. If your doctor orders a restricted diet, your selection of foods is more limited. Nutritional Services: 607-737-4295

Tobacco Cessation Counselors
You will not be able to smoke or chew tobacco while at St. Joseph’s Hospital. You may talk to your practitioner about using a nicotine replacement product or one of our Tobacco Cessation Counselors will visit your room to discuss options for remaining tobacco free.

Translation Services
Interpreting/translation services are available to help you communicate with your caregivers.

Continuum of Care
The Continuum of Care department assists patients and caregivers with hospital discharge planning. We are available to provide information, help with decision-making and coordinate services. Continuum of Care: 607-737-4132

Support Groups
A variety of support groups meet at various Arnot Health locations. For a complete listing of support groups and meeting times, select Support Groups in the menu from our Events Calendar.

Classes and Educational Events
Arnot Health offers a number of classes and educational events to help patients before and after child birth, joint replacement, bariatric surgery and other medical events. For a complete listing, select Classes or Education in the menu from our Events Calendar.

Financial Assistance
If paying all or part of your bill poses a financial hardship, contact the credit services department or speak to a patient representative: 607-737-4281. Learn more about available Financial Assistance.

Marianna Arnot-Ogden Community Care Program
The Community Care Program assists uninsured and underinsured members of our community who are willing, but unable to pay in full for their care.
Contact information:

  • Credit and Community Care: 607-737-4281
  • Patient Registration: 607-737-4272
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