Ferre Institute provides professional education to medical providers, counselors, and other human services personnel. Individual counseling and education are also provided to patients of all ages in the Genetic Counseling, Family Building, and Prenatal Risk Programs.
Ferre Institute promotes the health of individuals and families by providing information and education about genetics, infertility, environmental exposures, and family history; and integrating advances in these areas into personal health managment.
Ferre Institute, Inc. was created in Utica, NY in 1974 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and expansion of infertility services, which were largely unavailable at the time. In 1982, Ferre expanded its mission by adding a groundbreaking community genetics program, based in Binghamton, New York. Family building services such as adoption education were added in the 1990's. In 2002, a preexisting teratogen information service, the Pregnancy Risk Network, merged with Ferre adding another dimension to our mission of providing the most current and balanced medical information to clients facing complex medical decisions.