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Health Services

We are fortunate to have dedicated, experienced, professional medical staff located in Elmira, Corning, Hornell, Watkins Glen, and Ithaca. We serve thousands of women, men, and teens each year and offer a wide variety of comprehensive and confidential health services.

 

Sliding Fee Scale

To ensure that our medical services are accessible to anyone who needs them, we welcome Medicaid patients and we offer discounts based on family income; no one is ever turned away because they cannot afford to pay. We are the only medical provider many of our patients see from year to year. State and Title X federal funding helps to pay for our sliding fee scale, but our annual fundraising campaign, which yields 12% of our revenues, is necessary in order to meet the full need for subsidized services. We also welcome insured patients, whose insurance reimbursements help us to provide services to the uninsured.

 

Programs 

Sex Ed & Training
Our professional sexuality educators and trainers, and our Sexual Assault Resource Center staff provided honest, medically accurate, age-appropriate programs and information to thousands. We offer our education and training services to schools, community groups, churches and communities of faith, college residence halls, and places of business. We work with young people, the professionals who serve them, families, college students, and community members. And we strive to make these available at no cost so that students, school health educators, guidance counselors, and social workers can take full advantage of our expertise.

Sexual Assault Resource Center
Through a small staff and a large network of trained volunteers, the Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC)maintains a 24-hour hotline and provides immediate assistance day or night to victims of sexual assault. SARC is the only rape crisis program serving Chemung, Schuyler, and Steuben counties. SARC accompanies victims to the hospital, provides counseling, and offers assistance through confusing legal proceedings. Learn more about our work and find out how you can volunteer and make a difference at SARCST.ORG or connect with us at facebook.com/SARCST. 

projectCAP
projectCAP, our Comprehensive Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention program, is funded by the CAPP Initiative of the New York State Department of Health and aims to support community-based efforts to improve sexual health outcomes for adolescents and reduce the number of teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV/AIDS, in Chemung County. Learn more about projectCAP.

Out for Health
Out for Health is our LGBTQ health and wellness program that provides outreach, education, and information to LGBTQ people, their health care providers, and the community at large about the importance of inclusive, welcoming, and respectful care. We take pride in ensuring that our patients and our communities have access to the sexual health and wellness services and information they need.  We stand side by side with our communities — committed to health, wellness, and social change.  Learn more at OUTFORHEALTH.ORG and connect with us at facebook.com/OUTFORHEALTH.

 

Advocacy

Grassroots organizing is a top priority for our public affairs staff as we seek to build our political effectiveness in an era dominated by an anti-choice Congress and administration. Our goal is to build a vibrant grassroots network that is so much fun, so effective, so active, and so respected that our united voice makes a clear difference in policy regarding sexual health and reproductive rights.