Choosing Smilow Cancer Hospital

Why Smilow Cancer Hospital

Smilow Cancer Hospital treats more cancer patients than any other hospital in Connecticut. A team from one of Smilow's 12 cancer programs is available to discuss each patient's diagnosis and therapy options.

Research & Innovation

In the fight against cancer, Yale Cancer Center (YCC) has been at the forefront of understanding the fundamental mechanisms of cancer biology and in developing effective therapies for the treatment of cancer. Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, Yale Cancer Center and Yale School of Medicine work ...

Patient- and Family-Centered Care

Patient- and family-centered care describes the way the healthcare team at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven partners with patients and families to ensure that the best interest of patients is the foundation of our care.

While You're Here

What to Expect

Thank you for choosing Yale-New Haven Hospital for your healthcare needs. We work hard every day to meet—and exceed—your needs and expectations.

Your Visit or Stay

Having to visit or be admitted to the hospital for any reason can be stressful, especially if you're not prepared. Knowing what your experience at Yale-New Haven Hospital will be like and making the necessary preparations ahead of time can help you relieve some of that stress and get the most out of your visit to or stay in the hospital.

Patient Relations & Services

Our experienced and friendly patient relations professionals are here to help patients and family members who have questions, concerns, unmet needs, require special services and assistance or need disability-related accommodations during their visit or stay at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Our Commitment to Your Privacy

At Yale-New Haven Hospital, we work hard to ensure the privacy of patients and maintain the confidentiality their information and medical records. Like all accredited healthcare institutions, we follow a federal law called the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which is designed to protect the privacy and confidentiality of patient...

Care Centers

At Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Centers, we are dedicated to providing patients affected by cancer and blood diseases with individualized, innovative, convenient and caring medical treatment. We strive to deliver high-quality healthcare in the communities we serve.

Cancer Supportive Services

Cancer Genetic Counseling

Cancer Genetic Counseling is a new frontier in the fight against cancer. It provides genetic counseling and testing to people at increased risk for hereditary cancer and helps them to make informed medical decisions based on their own personal risk assessment.

Cancer Support Groups

Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, in collaboration with Yale Cancer Center, is pleased to offer a wide range of supportive services, including support groups for patients and their families.


The Cardio-Oncology program at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven is a combined inpatient and outpatient consultative service that addresses the cardiovascular complications of cancer and its treatment.

Cingari Family Boutique

The Cingari Family Boutique at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven offers services and support to meet the special needs of people with cancer. While medical specialists are planning and implementing the best treatment for our patients clinical needs, The boutique can help with the side effects of healing.

Complementary Services

Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven offers a Complementary Services Program that promotes relaxation. Therapy sessions are available for anyone receiving cancer treatment at Smilow Cancer Hospital.

Healing Garden

On the seventh floor of Smilow Cancer Hospital is an outdoor healing garden for patients and family members to enjoy, complete with trees, shrubs, plants, a small stream and benches.

HEROS Clinic

The HEROS (Health, Education, Research and Outcomes in Survivors) Clinic offers children, adolescents and adults a survivor clinic focused on wellness issues after treatment for childhood cancer.

Oncology Medication Assistance Program

Patients with cancer face many challenges: physical, emotional and financial. The Smilow Oncology Medication Assistance Program helps patients that are uninsured, underinsured, self pay, experiencing high co-pays or have no prescription coverage for their chemotherapy and cancer care medications. 

Palliative Care

The Palliative Care Service at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Smilow Cancer Hospital is dedicated to the care and comfort of seriously ill patients and their families. Palliative care focuses on symptom and pain management and quality of life issues for adult patients with complex, chronic or terminal illnesses at any stage of the illness.

Parenting at a Challenging Time (PACT) Program

The Parenting at a Challenging Time (PACT) program at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven offers free guidance and support to parents with cancer who are concerned about the impact of their illness on their children.

Patient and Family Resource Center

Welcome to the Patient and Family Resource Center, conveniently located on the first floor of Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven.

Smilow Art Program

As the newest and most comprehensive cancer hospital in New England, Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven has established an evidence-based art program expressly for the emotional and physical well being of patients and their families. This program goes hand in hand with our belief that emotional healing contributes significantly to physical healing.

Smoking Cessation Service

Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven offers a quit smoking program for our patients. The program aims to help patients quit by combining counseling and drug treatment.

Survivorship Clinic

New treatment options and innovative cancer therapies are helping cancer patients to live healthy lives long after their cancer has been cured. The growing number of cancer survivors requires new resources and healthcare specialists to care for the special concerns cancer survivors may have, including medical, social, and emotional worries.

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Medical Records

Patients treated at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital or Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital can request a copy of their medical records by faxing or mailing the appropriate, signed Authorization for Access/Release of Information form per the instructions below.