Since our inception, Urology of Central Pennsylvania has intentionally committed to supporting our patients and giving back to our community. We have chosen non-profit organizations that specifically assist for the patients we care for invest in with our time, talent and resources.
The United Way
From 2007 - 2018, Urology of Central PA has donated more than $246,000 to the United Way of the Capital Region. The mission of United Way of the Capital Region is to improve lives in our area and their focus on health, education and basic needs was a perfect fit with UCPA. We have been an advocate of their goal to move the needle on access to health care and one of the ways UCPA has contributed towards their goal is through our free prostate cancer screenings and many free health fairs throughout the year.
ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer
Working with ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer has been a natural fit for UCPA, so much so that we dedicate at least two staff members to plan the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk for the Harrisburg area each year!
ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer is committed to ending prostate cancer. Their goals are to make prostate cancer research a national priority, to advocate for helpful programs, to provide men and families with educational resources, and to fund research for improved early detection options, etc.
Join us for the 11th annual ZERO Prostate Cancer Run & Kids Dash for Dads on Friday, September 21, 2018, at Harrisburg's City Island. The 2018 ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk - Harrisburg features a 5K run/walk, 1 mile walk, Kids' Superhero Dash for Dad, and more! The funds raised from 2018 ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk - Harrisburg are invested around the country to provide research for new treatments, free prostate cancer testing, and educate men and families about prostate cancer.
Free Prostate Cancer Screenings
Urology of Central PA offers free prostate cancer screenings (PSA and DRE) for uninsured and under-insured men age 40 + who have not been screened within last year. We provide these screenings at UCPA offices, at Senior Health Fairs, and offer free health fairs with UPMC PinnacleHealth System, Geisinger Holy Spirit, Bethesda Mission, Hamilton Health, and more throughout the year.
Please call to schedule an appointment at location most convenient for you: Harrisburg 717-724-0720 and Camp Hill 717-763-1174.
Prostate Cancer Screening events will be posted on the Events page.
Prostate Cancer Support and Education
Whether you are newly diagnosed and learning about prostate cancer or a long-term survivor and interested in the newest prostate cancer treatments and management - these sessions are for you. Meetings are bimonthly and scheduled the third Thursday of all even months (February, April, June, August, October and December) at 6 p.m., at Urology of Central Pennsylvania’s West Shore offices located at 100 Corporate Center Drive, Camp Hill 17011.
We offer these support group meetings in conjunction with our Prostate Cancer Center, the Pennsylvania Prostate Cancer Coalition, and Andrews Patel Hematology/Oncology.
For questions or to register, please call Patti at (717) 724-0380.
PA Prostate Cancer Coalition
The Prostate Cancer Coalition was organized to make prostate cancer a key health priority in Pennsylvania and increase prostate cancer awareness. We partner with the Prostate Cancer Coalition with a number of events during the year including their Don’t Fear the Finger event, Pints for Prostates and NovemBEER, Pours for Prostates, Prostate Cancer is the WURST, Spare Parts, as well as the Pennsylvania Prostate Cancer Conference.
Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network
The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network is an organization devoted to advancing bladder cancer research and supporting those impacted by the disease. Urology of Central Pennsylvania hosts and supports quarterly Bladder Cancer Discussion Groups at our West Shore offices located at 100 Corporate Center Dr., Suite 100, in Camp Hill. To attend, please RSVP to Marge Coffin at (484) 695-0731 or PAchapter@bcan.org. For bladder cancer information, please visit Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network.
UCPA also sponsors, provides speakers and raises funds for the annual BCAN Bladder Cancer Advocacy Walk in the greater Harrisburg area.
Urology of Central Pennsylvania also offers many free patient educational seminars at our offices and when requested in the community.