Women's Health

It can’t be kept a secret any longer. One in six adults in this country suffer from a mental health condition, but many are too embarrassed to admit they have a problem. To combat this trend, Atlantic Health System participates in the No More Whispers program, which is designed to motivate people to openly discuss feelings of depression and other emotional challenges. Our next community outreach event – the Festival of Hope – will feature guest speaker Kevin Hines, who himself survived a suicide attempt from the Golden Gate Bridge and is now traveling the country, sharing his unique perspective on mental health awareness. It will be held on Saturday, September 15 from 9:00am to Noon at Chilton Medical Center. Learn more or email nomorewhispers@atlantichealth.org to register.

Women's Health Programs and Screenings


Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy. We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available.

How Your Digestive System Changes as You Age
A gastroenterologist will discuss what you can expect from your digestive system as you get older. Light refreshments will be served; pre-registration is required.
Thursday, July 12; 2:00 to 3:00pm
Heath Village Retirement Community Auditorium
430 Schooleys Mountain Road, Hackettstown, NJ
For more information or to register, call 1-844-472-8499.
 
Don’t Get Scammed
A representative from the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs will speak about common consumer fraud issues and how to avoid getting scammed.
Tuesday, July 24; 10:30 to 11:30am
Hackettstown Medical Arts Building, Center for Healthier Living
108 Bilby Road, Suite 101, Hackettstown, NJ
For more information or to register, call 1-844-472-8499.

Cancer Thriving and Surviving Workshop
Cancer survivors who have completed treatments and their caregivers will learn how to address common survivorship problems, such as frustration, fatigue, pain, isolation, poor sleep and living with uncertainty. Our team of peer leaders will also discuss exercise tips, treatment decision-making, complementary therapies, effective communication tactics, nutrition and setting priorities. This free course, which is based on Stanford University’s chronic disease self-management model, meets two-and-a-half hours per week for six weeks.
Sponsor: Sussex Warren Chronic Disease Coalition
For more information, dates and to register, please call 973-579-0370 x1233 or 908-387-9888.
 
Weight Loss Surgery Webinar
A bariatric surgeon will provide an overview of the most-effective bariatric procedures performed, as well as how much weight you can lose, health benefits and qualifications. All you need is access to a computer to participate.
Thursdays, July 12, August 9 and September 13; 6:00 to 7:00pm
Register online >
 
Smoking Cessation Program
Learn how to quit smoking over the course of six weeks with the help of a certified tobacco treatment specialist. Those interested must complete a smoking assessment in order to participate. Space is limited; please call for dates.
5:00 to 6:00pm
Hackettstown Medical Center, 1st Floor, Conference Dining Room
For more information and to register, please call 908-979-8797.
 
Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
Adults with multiple sclerosis can receive education and mutual support. Registration is not required.
Second Monday of every month, 7:00 to 9:00pm
Hackettstown Medical Center, First Floor, Gene C. Milton Conference Room
 
The Arc of New Jersey
Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities can receive education and mutual support.
Third Thursday of every month, 6:00 to 7:00pm
Hackettstown Medical Center, First Floor, Gene C. Milton Conference Room
 
Overeaters Anonymous
Learn about compulsive overeating and how to overcome it.
Sundays, 9:00 to 10:00am
Hackettstown Medical Center, First Floor, Conference Dining Room
 
Shake It Up
Older adults can learn low impact, low intensity exercises that focus on improving stamina, flexibility, balance and strength.
Fee: $4 per person per session; first session is free
Mondays and Thursdays, 2:00 to 3:15pm
Hackettstown Medical Arts Building, Center for Healthier Living
108 Bilby Road, Suite 101, Hackettstown, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.
 
Get Fit Exercise Program
Learn workouts that may improve your physical fitness and overall health.
Hackettstown Medical Center, Therapy Department, Suite 1700
For a schedule and to register, please call 908-441-1348.
 
Fall Risk Screening
Receive a balance screening and learn ways to improve your stability and prevent falls. Appointments are required.
Hackettstown Medical Center, Therapy Department, Suite 1700
For more information and to make an appointment, please call 908-850-6925.
 
Basic Life Support and First Aid
See a list of available classes and register online >
 
Medical Nutrition Counseling
Individual sessions are available by appointment at Hackettstown Medical Center. For more information and to schedule an appointment, call 908-441-1482.
 
Substance Use Outpatient Services
Each program below consists of psychoeducation and counseling provided by experienced, licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselors.
Counseling and Addiction Center
112 East Avenue, Unit 9, Hackettstown, NJ
For more information, please call 908-441-1558.

 
  • Adult Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)
    Family members are welcome to attend.

    Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00am to Noon

    Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 to 9:00pm

     
  • Aftercare Program
    Individuals who complete the adult IOP receive relapse prevention.

    Wednesdays, 6:15 to 7:45pm


  • Adult Outpatient Program
    Adults 18 and older who meet criteria for mild substance use disorders are eligible.Mondays and Thursdays, 6:00 to 7:30pm
     
  • Adolescent Outpatient Program
    Mondays and Thursdays, 5:00 to 6:00pm

     
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