Health Connect

Stony Brook Medicine's telephone helpline, HealthConnect®, (631) 444-4000, is staffed by registered nurses and other healthcare professionals. The Cancer Helpline, (800) 862-2215, is staffed by an oncology nurse who is available to answer your questions and help connect you with a physician. Doc-to-Doc® (800) MDS-3322, is our physician to physician referral line.


Stony Brook Medicine's HealthConnect® systems provides community physicians and prospective patients with a direct link to physicians and medical services at Stony Brook. Callers wishing information about medical services, physician referrals or appointment scheduling may call HealthConnect®, our consumer helpline, at (631) 444-4000. The system also offers a physician to physician referral line, Doc-to-Doc®. This line assists community physicians in reaching physician colleagues at Stony Brook as quickly as possible.

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Cancer Helpline

The Cancer Helpline number is (800) 862-2215.
The line is available Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 6:00 pm.

Early detection of cancer is the best way to ensure the greatest chance for cure. Stony Brook Medicine's exclusive Cancer Helpline encourages you to act and increases the opportunities for early detection. It's easy personal, and confidential. It's the only public service of its kind on all of Long Island staffed by an oncology nurse. Our nurse makes it easy for you to ask questions. As an experienced oncology nurse on this state-of-the-art network, our nurse sensitive healthcare professionals attuned to your specific needs and concerns.

The Stony Brook Medicine Cancer Helpline oncology nurse will work with you to make sure you get current accurate information. All of this is supported by a database with the latest information from the Stony Brook Medicine, National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, and approved reference texts. Stony Brook Cancer Helpline nurse can help you with questions about prevention, risks, screening, detection, diagnosis, treatments, second opinions, and current research. If you don't understand the terminology, our nurse will explain what the words mean. If you need more than just information, the cancer nurse can match you with physicians or community services that you may need. It's that simple.

The physicians and scientists at Stony Brook Medicine continually develop, test, and refine new treatments that give hope to today's cancer patients. Innovative use of technology has put the center at the forefront of cancer research and treatments. Stony Brook's cancer specialists are available to treat all forms of cancer and have areas of special interest in breast, skin, gastrointestinal, gynecologic, urologic, neurologic and lung cancers.

If you'd like an appointment for an examination, a referral to one or more of our cancer specialists, or a second opinion, our nurses can schedule an appointment for you with a specialist in your area of concern.


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When you are pressed for time, the last thing you need is trouble reaching a colleague with whom you wish to confer. And, in the technologically advanced age of automated calling systems, we know how frustrating it is to deal with a series of voice mail boxed and push-button response systems. What you really want is a person at the other end of the phone who provides prompt and personal attention.

DOC-TO-DOC® is expressly designed to assist community and staff physicians in accessing the full range of services available at Stony Brook Medicine. Each call is handled efficiently and effectively, without the long waits and switching from one extension to another that can waste a physician's valuable time.

Equipped with a state-of-the-art computer network, our service professionals will make sure you connect with the doctor you need. Your telephone counselor will stay on the line with you until your connection has been made. DOC-TO-DOC's commitment to personalized service ensures that calls are not lost or transferred multiple times.

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For additional information, please call HealthConnect® at (631) 444-4000.


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