Directory of Services >
Health Care >
Programs that offer medical or surgical procedures or behavior management interventions that have been especially developed to ameliorate or cure a specific disease, disability or condition or which modify the circumstances under which health care is provided based on the condition and mobility of the patient.
Programs that offer health care and treatment procedures that fall outside the mainstream of conventional medical practice. Most alternative approaches provide preventive care in addition to treatment of established conditions, define health as more than just the absence of disease, focus on natural healing as the treatment of choice, avoid invasive procedures to the extent possible, and approach individuals holistically dealing with their mental, emotional and spiritual needs in addition to the physical body. Many have their origins in the medical systems of non-Western cultures or ancient healing traditions. Some alternative therapies are used instead of traditional Western "biomedical" procedures; others are complementary, used in addition to conventional care.
Click here for a listing of alternative medicine services.
Programs that treat people who have a particular illness or condition through the application of chemical reagents which have a specific and toxic effect upon the disease-causing organism, or through the use of radioactive substances including radioactive isotopes and ionizing radiation to kill diseased cells. Included are radioactive implants, x-ray radiation therapy and supervoltage and megavoltage treatments with specialized equipment including cobalt units, linear accelerators with or without electron team therapy capability, betatrons and van de Graff machines.
Click here for a listing of chemotherapy/radiation therapy services.
Disease Specific Treatment
Programs that provide comprehensive medical and/or surgical services on an inpatient or outpatient basis for people who have a targeted disease, condition or disorder.
Click here for a listing of disease specific treatment services.
Programs that assist patients who have had an ileostomy, urostomy or colostomy to learn the proper methods of caring for their ostomy sites.
Click here for a listing of enterostomal therapy services.
Home Health Care
Programs that make necessary medical services available in the homes of people who are aged, ill or convalescing.
Click here for a listing of home health care services.
Programs that provide a full range of palliative and supportive services for terminally ill people who are in the final stages of their illnesses and for their families. Services may include medical care, pain and symptom management, home nurse visitation, case management, counseling, and bereavement services for the patient and members of the family. A hospice may be a freestanding facility, a unit in a hospital or other institution or a program of a hospital, agency or institution.
Click here for a listing of hospice care services.
Programs that provide inoculations or other prophylactic measures to prevent susceptible individuals from contracting specific diseases for which means of control have been developed.
Click here for a listing of immunizations services.
Multidisciplinary programs that specialize in the treatment of individuals who have chronic, severe pain of organic origin that has not responded to medical or surgical therapy. Treatment is individualized and may include occupational therapy, muscle relaxation, behavior modification, stress management, biofeedback, psychological and psychosocial counseling, nutrition counseling, food allergy testing, exercise programs and a variety of physical intervention techniques including electrical stimulation of selected peripheral nerves and laser biostimulation.
Click here for a listing of pain management services.
Programs that provide alternative methods of obtaining daily nutritional requirements for people who are unable to take food and/or liquids orally due to an obstruction in the alimentary tract, the inability to swallow, nausea due to chemotherapy or other causes, or postoperative complications.
Click here for a listing of special feeding services.
Programs that utilize one or a variety of techniques including nutrition education, exercise, special diets, protein sparing fasting, behavior modification, hypnosis, individual or group counseling, mutual support groups, medication or surgery to help individuals who have an eating disorder or a weight control problem achieve a more healthful body weight and develop a lifestyle that allows them to maintain that weight.
Click here for a listing of weight management services.