At Calvary Hospital, the privacy of patients’ health information is taken very seriously. Our policy is aligned with The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules. To learn more about Calvary’s policy, please click here.
To see our comprehensive Patient and Family Guide in English, please click here. To see the guide in Spanish, please click here.
The Community Outreach staff is available to answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding Calvary’s services and to assist in the referral process. Criteria for admission can be clarified by calling an Outreach Liaison Nurse.
They are available Monday through Friday
Patient & Family Tours
Families are encouraged to visit Calvary Hospital prior to transfer or while making the decision regarding transfer to Calvary.
Tours are given Monday through Saturday
Families need to schedule an appointment by calling the Family Care Center at (718) 518-2574. Often, a visit to Calvary alleviates patient/family concerns and answers most questions.
Presentations can be made at your facility or at Calvary.
Calvary Hospital’s Program of Care
Calvary care includes
Control of pain and other symptoms associated with advanced cancer
Referring patients for transfer to Calvary
Patient and family support
A 7-minute video describing Calvary is available for referrers to show a patient or family who are unable to come for a tour. Call Outreach to have a video mailed to you. Videos are available in the following languages: English, Spanish, Cantonese, Russian, Mandarin and Korean.
Application / Admission Process
Calvary is proud to welcome patients of all backgrounds and beliefs. Any adult person who is diagnosed as having advanced cancer and needing medical services in an acute care specialty hospital is a candidate for admission.
Social Workers, Case Managers and Discharge Planners at referring facilities can initiate the referral process by faxing a single page referral to Community Outreach Services (fax: 718-518-2670). The Outreach Nurse Liaison can complete the full application on-site at the facility if requested. Applications can also be initiated via telephone from community physicians, home care agencies, hospices, nursing homes and directly by patients or family.
The completed admission application is promptly reviewed by the medical/clinical staff to determine if the clinical criteria for admission is met. Once the application is determined to be acceptable, the Admitting Department will contact the referrer or family to verify insurance and schedule admission.
Admissions To Home Care and Hospice
Some insurances do have limits to their coverage; therefore,
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