Risk Assessment & Screening | General Health
WCA Wellness Report
For information about any of these programs, call Wellness at (716) 664-8677.
Want to Quit Smoking? WCA Can Help.
If you use tobacco and wish to quit, WCA Wants to help you succeed.
Free Tobacco Cessation Classes:
First 3 Mondays of Every Month through June 30, 2009
5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Free to the public.
To register, contact Toni DeAngelo, R.N., WCA Hospital Wellness Program Director, at (716) 664-8677.
NYS Smokers' Quitline:
Call the toll-free New York Smokers' Quitline at 1-866-NY QUITS
(1-866-697-8487). Confidential counseling and a free supply of nicotine patches are available. This is also a great resource for your friends and family who wish to quit smoking. Click here for more.
Your Primary Care Physician:
Your personal physician is a valuable resource in your efforts to quit smoking. Make an appointment with him/her to discuss smoking cessation options and the nicotine replacement therapy that might be right for you.
The nursing staff at WCA is among the first in New York State to take part in a new program designed to urge smokers to quit the habit. The new program is called the "2 Minute Intervention" or the Five-A's:
- Ask * Ask the patient about tobacco use,
- Advise * Advise the patient to quit,
- Assess * Assess the patient's willingness to quit,
- Assist * Assist in the quit attempt,
- Arrange * Arrange for the patient follow-up.
Tobacco Cessation Counseling
Classes are led by tobacco cessation counselors certified by the American Cancer Society and are aimed at helping people who want to quit the use of tobacco.
Western New York Baby and Me Tobacco Free
The Baby and Me Tobacco Free Program, in collaboration with the Chautauqua County Tobacco Control Coalition, helps new moms quit tobacco use. Moms receive diapers if they remain tobacco free for 1 year.
Tobacco Cessation One-On-One Counseling
Contact WCA Wellness, (716) 664-8677 for more information.
Fitness Testing: Body Composition Testing
The Body Composition test is used to measure the amount of lean body mass (muscle), body fat and water an individual possesses. The test is based on electrical resistance through the tissues of the body.
Patient Navigation Program
To access program, contact WCA Wellness, (716) 664-8677.
Health Risk Assessment
A computerized program used to assess an individual's risk factors for heart disease, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, and stroke. (The Health Risk Analysis Lifestyle Questionnaire is available online.)
Steps to a Healthy Heart
Steps to a Healthy Heart is a cardiovascular risk assessment and prevention program serving WCA patients in Special Care, 3C Telemetry, Cardiac Catheterization and Wellness. It is designed to help patients understand their individual risk factors for cardiovascular disease and how to control or prevent them.
Community Outreach Health Screenings
Cardiovascular and cancer screenings held at various industrial and business sites throughout the year.
A 4-week class aimed at helping people manage stress.
Way To Go Kids - Nutrition & Physical Activity Program
For more information, contact WCA Wellness at (716) 664-8677.
Educational programs for business and industry, school and community groups.