Women's Health

If you’re facing a hysterectomy or other invasive gynecological procedure and are concerned about a lengthy recovery time, you do have an alternative. Morristown Medical Center offers minimally invasive gynecologic surgery (MIGS), which uses laparoscopic or robotic-assisted techniques that only require a small incision. This results in less blood loss and pain, shorter hospital stays and a faster return to daily activities. MIGS can be used to treat a variety of common gynecological conditions, like uterine fibroids, endometriosis and ovarian cysts. Learn more >



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. Unless otherwise noted, to register for any of these programs call 1-800-247-9580 Monday through Thursday between 8:30am to 8:00pm and Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm, or sign-up online at Atlantic Health System’s classes and events registration; all programs are free unless a fee is indicated.

Day of Hope: Living Well with Parkinson’s Disease
Patients, care partners and community members come together to learn about new research and receive inspiration and information on helpful resources.     
Saturday, October 13; 8:30am to 12:45pm
Overlook Medical Center, Bouras Auditorium
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.
 
Bereavement
This five-week group is designed for those who have experienced the recent death of a spouse or partner within the last year.
Tuesdays, October 16 to November 13; 2:00pm
Overlook Medical Center, Caregivers Conference Room
5th Floor, Main Lobby Summit, NJ
For more information or to register, please call 908-522-6347.
 
Audiology Screenings
Have your hearing tested for free.
Wednesdays, October 17 and November 14; 8:00am to Noon
Atlantic Rehabilitation, 550 Central Avenue, New Providence, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.

Rise and Shine for Breakfast
This grocery store tour will help you understand what makes breakfast the most important meal of the day.
Friday, October 19, 10:00am
ShopRite of Clark, 76 Central Avenue, Clark
For more information or to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.
 
Normal Aging and the Brain
Come learn about the differences between normal aging and symptoms that may need further evaluation.
Tuesday, October 23; 2:00 to 3:00pm
Millburn Library, 120 Glen Avenue, Millburn, NJ
For more information, or to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.
 
Medicare Update 2019
Prepare for the Medicare open enrollment period (October 15 to December 7) by learning about 2019 information updates, proposed payment and policy changes, Medicare Advantage coverage and regulatory changes.
Thursday, October 25; 12:30pm
SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad Street, Conference Room, Summit, NJ
For more information or to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.
 
World Stroke Day
Keynote speakers and interactive demonstrations will explain stroke symptoms, risk factors and preventative lifestyle changes. Stroke screenings and refreshments will be provided.
Monday, October 29; 8:00 to 11:00am
Overlook Medical Center, Bouras Auditorium
For more information and to register, call 908-522-2842.
 
Healthy Holidays
Go on a tour of a grocery store and learn how to make healthy food choices and control portions during the holidays.
Thursday, November 8, 10:00am
ShopRite of Clark, 76 Central Avenue, Clark, NJ
For more information or to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.

Bone Density Screenings for Women
Find out if you are at risk for developing osteoporosis with a noninvasive ultrasound that provides immediate results. Counseling and educational materials also are provided. Registration is required.
Fee: $10
Mondays, 10:00am to 1:00pm
Overlook Downtown, 357 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ
 
Lifestyle Change Program
We all know that a healthy lifestyle will help you feel and look your best. In this 12-week program, you’ll learn how to reach and maintain all of your fitness, weight and wellness goals using supervised exercises, stress management and the nutrition plan of renowned physician Joel Fuhrman, MD.
Fee: $775 ($400 deposit required)
Mondays and Wednesdays; 10:00am to Noon, 11:00am to 1:00pm, 5:00 to 7:00pm or 6:00 to 8:00pm
Chambers Center for Well Being, 435 South Street, Morristown, NJ
For more information and a schedule, please call 973-971-4890.
 
Chambers Center for Well Being
The Chambers Center for Well Being can help you develop a personal plan for a healthier lifestyle. Through lectures, classes and therapeutic services, we’ll show you how stress management, proper dietary balance and increased exercise can improve your overall well-being – mind, body and spirit. View a full list of classes, services and related fees > or call 908-598-7997.
 
Garden State Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group
Adult patients in any stage of pulmonary fibrosis can share information and receive emotional support from others with similar experiences. Occasionally, health care professionals will also discuss related topics about this disease. Registration is not required.
Last Wednesday of every month, 7:00 to 9:00pm
Morristown Medical Center, Conference Room 3
For more information, please call 908-276-3394.
 
Chemical Dependency Intensive Outpatient Program
Three evening programs are available for those trying to remain abstinent from all substances.
Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 to 9:30pm
Atlantic Behavioral Health Outpatient, 46-48 Beauvoir Avenue, Summit, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-888-247-1400.
 
Substance Abuse Family Support Group
Participants will learn ways to cope with substance-abusing family members. No registration is required.
Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:00pm
Atlantic Behavioral Health Outpatient, 46-48 Beauvoir Avenue, Summit, NJ
For more information, please call 908-522-4800.
 
HIV Support Group
In a private and confidential environment, this group provides support and information about HIV. Participants can meet other HIV patients who face the same fears and questions, and find solutions.
Second and fourth Thursdays, 7:00 to 9:00pm
Overlook Medical Center
For more information and to register, please call 973-714-3988.
 
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Courses
Atlantic Training Center offers American Heart Association CPR and first aid training courses. Learn more and register >

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