Adult Sickle Cell Clinic

Comprehensive services are provided for adult sickle cell patients in the hematology clinic at Smilow Cancer Hospital, 7th floor.

Treatment for Sickle Cell Disease

  • Prescriptions and counseling for pain management
  • Hydroxyurea
  • Transfusions
  • Attention to kidney problems, iron overload, infectious diseases
  • Referral for regular specialized eye care

Primary Care

  • Vaccinations
  • Family planning counseling
  • Blood pressure
  • Referral for dental care
  • Occasional illnesses

Care for Behavioral Health

  • Psychiatric evaluation
  • Screening for depression and anxiety
  • Medication management and counseling

Social, Emotional and Spiritual Care

  • Referral for Medicaid/Medicare and other benefits
  • Coordination of job rehabilitation and educational programs
  • Referral for transportation and housing assistance
  • Evaluation and referral  for treatment of mental health and substance abuse issues
  • Spiritual care and support
  • Home visits for patients and families
  • Counseling and referrals addressing family issues

Yale New Haven Hospital also supports community engagement and collaboration with the Connecticut Chapter of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA).