Cayuga Center for Healthy Living

What We Do

The Cayuga Center for Healthy Living is an innovative, personalized, medically-based program focused on productive lifestyle changes that enhance your ability to live a full and active life.

If you want to:

  • Improve health and well-being
  • Manage weight
  • Become more active
  • Learn to manage chronic health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol
  • Learn strategies of coping with stress

At the Cayuga Center for Healthy Living (CCHL) we understand that lifestyle plays a role in prevention of many chronic conditions. More Americans than ever are turning to disease prevention and wellness promotion through lifestyle change as the best possible investment in their health.

We can help you reach your goal!

We Offer

Co-management with your primary care provider of chronic illness.

  • Individual counseling session with our team.
  • Classes to help you develop healthier life habits
  • Follow-up clinic visits to help you stay on track
  • Referrals when appropriate

How You Benefit

1) You benefit from change!
Certain lifestyle changes are very difficult to make on your own. We provide education, guidance, and support throughout your program to help you achieve measurable results.

2) We appreciate your uniqueness!
No two people are the same. So we work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan that meets you where you are. We look at your unique situation and combination of risk factors and habits to help you succeed in meeting your health goals.

3) We collaborate!
We’re very excited to partner with Cayuga Medical Center, Island Health & Fitness, Rasa Spa, and Cayuga Sports Medicine and Athletic Performance because a collaborative approach to wellness works best. We are housed together in the beautiful Island Health Center, which makes us effective and ready resources in the service of your health.

4) We are right here where you live!
Programs such as CCHL are usually only found in major metropolitan areas and large teaching hospitals. Through our relationship with Cayuga Medical Center, we can bring these services to you right here in Tompkins County.

What to Expect

You will meet a group of people who are passionate in their commitment to helping you. You can expect programs that work. People who have come to CCHL are making changes for the better in their lives as they progress to a new level of wellness. You can, too.

  1. You will begin with a health assessment with a medical provider who will listen to your history and learn about your concerns.
  2. You may be asked to provide us with medical records so that we can work in conjunction with your primary care provider.
  3. Together, you and the team at CCHL will develop a plan of care that will help you make the lifestyle changes you seek.

Ask your doctor about the Cayuga Center for Healthy Living to see if it’s right for you. Or call us at (607) 252-3590 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Our Collaborative Partners

One of the keys to our success in helping people achieve lifestyle change is the direct connection we offer to our collaborative partners, located in the Island Health Center. By working together, we offer a holistic approach to wellness and a powerful base of support for you. Click on photos below for more information.

Listen: Kevin English on His Experience with Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery

Take a listen to Kevin English’s experience with the Cayuga Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the Cayuga Center for Healthy Living.

Dr. John Mecenas and Paul Rossi Discuss Bariatric Surgery with The Cortland Voice

Dr. John Mecenas and Paul Rossi Discuss Bariatric Surgery with The Cortland Voice.

Striking the Right Chord

Franklin Henry Jr. is not the type of person who likes to ask for help. Yet when his world was reduced to the space between his bed and his chair—and even that small distance made him struggle to catch his breath— he realized he could no longer handle his health problems on his own.

Listen: Kevin English on His Experience with Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery

Take a listen to Kevin English’s experience with the Cayuga Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the Cayuga Center for Healthy Living.

Dr. John Mecenas and Paul Rossi Discuss Bariatric Surgery with The Cortland Voice

Dr. John Mecenas and Paul Rossi Discuss Bariatric Surgery with The Cortland Voice.

A Healthy Collaboration

The Cayuga Wellness Center was the product of a collaboration between Cayuga Medical Center and a pair of local developers, Tim and Terry Ciaschi. Hospital administrators were already exploring ways to improve the overall health and well-being of community residents when the Ciaschis approached Cayuga Medical Center with their concept of creating a medically based […]

About Cayuga Medical Center

We are a not-for-profit, acute-care medical center bringing state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services to the residents of Tompkins, Cortland, Seneca, and Tioga counties. And a century after our founding, we remain intrinsically tied to those we serve: our corporate membership includes representatives from over 100 community organizations. At Cayuga Medical Center, we believe that hospitals are shaped by the people they serve

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