Welcome to Hallmark Health System’s Resource Guide to programs and services for women. Our mission is to coordinate and promote the comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, community services, and educational resources available for women at Hallmark Health System.
Our wide-ranging services are designed to promote wellness and provide families with expert medical care locally. From newborns to seniors, we incorporate a broad array of programs focused on the needs of residents and developed in collaboration with local community partners.
Please click on any of the following links to view some of the programs and services that are offered at Hallmark Health System. For more information on our Women’s Health Programs and Services, call (781) 979-3480.
Services and Programs
Located inside the Hope Alliance Church in Melrose, the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital Baby Café is a free service available to all pregnant and breastfeeding mothers who are interested in the health and wellness benefits of breastfeeding.
Baby Safe Haven
The Safe Haven Act of Massachusetts (2004) allows a parent to legally surrender newborn infants 7 days old or younger at a hospital, police station, or manned fire station without facing criminal prosecution.
Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Committed to providing the highest level of orthopedic care in the area.
Osteoporosis- Silent and Ageless- Gender specific joint replacement
Balloon Kyphoplasty- Minimally invasive treatment for Osteoporosis.
Bone density testing is the most accurate way to assess bone health, and early diagnosis can make a difference in a patient's life.
Breast Health Center
The Breast Health Center at Hallmark Health offers patients access to the latest technological advances in prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment of breast disease in a comforting and caring environment.
Digital Mammography at Hallmark Health System -A closer look will make a real difference.
Including sentinel node biopsies, mastectomies and lumpectomies.
Breastfeeding Support Center
Providing you with encouragement and support as you nurture your baby through breastfeeding.
Cardiac & Endovascular Center
A complete approach to “heart health".
Community Health Education
Take charge of your health and your family’s, call (781) 338-7561
Take care of yourself, and take care of your diabetes.
A statewide home visiting program available for first-time parents age 20 and under, funded by the Children’s Trust Fund.
Home Health Care – VNA and Hospice
All of our agencies and programs are leaders in guiding and shaping home health, preventative and long-term care.
Level II- Special Care Nursery
Affiliated with Tufts Medical Center, Special Care Nursery provides state-of-the art care in your neighborhood.
Maternal Child Home Care
From skilled nursing care for premature babies,to “Welcome Home” visits for families choosing a shorter inpatient maternity stay, Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice provides the latest in home health, preventative services and long term care.
Maternal Newborn Services
Our family-focused Maternal-Newborn program provides expert personalized nursing and medical care in a comfortable, relaxed environment close to home.
North Suburban Child and Family Resource Network
Providing education and support for parents.
We offer individualized counseling to help Patients achieve a healthy lifestyle and also treat individuals with eating disorders and focused on helping you prepare for the birth those needing nutrition guidance.
Focused on helping you prepare for the birth of your child/children. Call (781) 338-7561.
The Hallmark Health System Hematology and Oncology Center
CHEM Center for Radiation, Oncology and Hematology.
Shaken Baby Prevention Support Program
Hallmark Health System teaches families about the dangers of shaken baby syndrome through a program that focuses on education, prevention and support.
Women and Heart Disease
Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women throughout the world, and Hallmark Health’s Women and Heart Disease program is in a position to help impact the health and well-being of women.
Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
Multi-site nutrition education and support program.
Free lightly-used infant and children's clothing, maternity fashions, and baby care products.
Free weekday and weekend classes offered.
Parenting "Play and Learn" groups
Free at our Malden WIC Site. Please call (781)-338-7578 to register or for further information.
Classes and Support Groups
For information on smoking cessation support please contact Gerri Healey at (781) 979-3279
Baby Sitting Classes
"Creative Coping for New Moms"
A parenting education and support program for first-time Moms with babies under the age of one year (funded by the Massachusetts Children's Trust Fund). Please call (781) 338-7607 to register or for further information.
2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember and universally recognizable number that makes a critical connection between individuals and families seeking services or volunteer opportunities and the appropriate community-based organizations and government agencies. 2-1-1 makes it possible for people to navigate the complex and ever-growing maze of human service agencies and programs. By making services easier to access, 2-1-1 encourages prevention and fosters self-sufficiency.
Domestic Violence Partners
The following groups also provide education and awareness around issues of domestic violence:
- • Melrose Alliance Against Violence
- • Wakefield Alliance Against Violence
- • Stoneham Alliance Against Violence
Other Important Services for Women
Dedicated to the development and implementation of public health promotion, education, management, and treatment programs targeting the health concerns of our communities.
The bilingual financial counsellors at Lawrence Memorial and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital will help determine your eligibility for state-funded programs, assist in the completion of applications for Financial Assistance, serve as your personal advocate between you and the State, refer you to additional state agencies who can provide assistance, assist in scheduling medical appointments with physicians or for testing and procedures, make the application renewal or re-enrollment process easier.)
Hallmark Health System provides interpreter services for non/limited English speaking patients as well as the deaf/hard of hearing patients. Interpreter service may be used within any of our facilities and hospital-based physician practices. Patients should speak with their doctor's office if they are in need or an interpreter for a doctor's visit or test within our facilities.)
The Hallmark Health System Speakers Bureau provides free and low-cost community lectures on a variety of health topics, including those specifically focused on “Women’s Health”. Call (781) 979-3480 to leave a message to request further information. You will be contacted within three business days.