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Genetic Counseling

What is Genetic Counseling?

Genetic counseling is the process of helping individuals and families understand and adapt to the medical and psychological impact of the genetic contributions to disease. Through genetic counseling, individuals and families have the opportunity to explore family and medical history, available test results, environmental exposures, and other factors that may play a role in cancer risk.

How We Can Help

The Cancer Center at Harrington has a genetic counselor who can help you understand your personal risk of inherited cancer.

What to Expect During a Genetic Counseling Appointment

Your genetic counselor will:

  • Gather information about your personal medical history
  • Document a detailed family history focused on cancer and other significant health conditions
  • Explain your risk for cancer, based on your family and medical history
  • Review the benefits, limitations, and common concerns about genetic testing and help you determine whether or not genetic testing is right for you
  • Interpret what your genetic test results mean for you and your family in a way that is easy to understand
  • Outline possible medical management options to discuss with your physician
  • Provide resources and support

We encourage patients to check with their insurance to verify counseling/testing coverage. To schedule an appointment, please call 508-764-2400.

For more information on genetic counseling, please visit:
National Society of Genetics Counselors
Centers for Disease Control

Do you have an upcoming appointment? CALL FIRST

If you have an upcoming appointment at any Harrington HealthCare System facility and have the following symptoms, fever, or cough, please call your doctor prior to arriving to your appointment.

Our top priority is to protect you, our patients, communities, and healthcare workers.

Current Visitor Policy

For the health and safety of our patients and employees, the following policy is in effect as of Monday, March 30

There will be NO visitors allowed in any inpatient or outpatient services (this includes the Emergency Department, Harrington Physician Services offices, and all other Harrington HealthCare Facilities)

Please note that the Main Lobby at Harrington Hospital in Southbridge will be closed at 7pm. All patients who need to enter the hospital after that time should come in through the ED.

The implementation of this policy is in an effort to limit the spread of potential illnesses that could be harmful to you, our patients, community, and staff. Thank you for your cooperation.

TELEHEALTH Appointments Now Available

To protect your health during the COVID-19 pandemic, certain appointments may now be conducted via TELEHEALTH, a service that allows you to see your doctor from home via a phone call or via a video conference call using your smartphone or computer.

If you are interested in scheduling a TELEHEALTH appointment, please let our office know when you call to make your appointment. We will do our best to accommodate your request if TELEHEALTH is appropriate for the type of care you need.