Patient Advocacy

Our Patient Advocate Team consists of professionals who can assess client needs and work with patients and families to address these needs, helping to secure financial and treatment support services. We offer information and referral services to clients in order to connect them with financial, social and emotional services offered by our agency, as well as other local, state and national resources.  Information regarding these resources will be offered and referrals will be made as needs are identified.

Patient advocacy is an important component of this program, too. Clients are encouraged to contact the Patient Advocate Team or call us at 336-760-9983.

Medication & Financial Assistance

Clients residing in Davie, Forsyth, Stokes and Yadkin Counties and who also meet our eligibility requirements may be able to obtain assistance from Cancer Services as well as assistance from other prescription assistance resources.  Financial eligibility is based upon 200% of the Federal Poverty Guideline, as well as household expenses and current need. Assistance with purchasing nutritional supplements and ostomy supplies may also be offered on a limited basis.

Limited emergency financial assistance may be available on a case by case basis, in conjunction with accessing resources from other local crisis agencies.
The following items and information will be needed to complete a financial interview:
• Proof of Household Income
• Monthly Expenses
• List of Medications
• Insurance Cards
• Most Recent Tax Return (if no insurance)
• Physician (Oncologist) Name
• Type of Cancer and Treatment Plan

Contact a member of our Patient Advocate Team or call us at 336-760-9983 to schedule a financial interview.

Non-residents of the counties listed above needing medication and financial assistance may still call 336-760-9983 or email us, as we may be able to direct you to services in your community, as well as national resources.  If emailing, then please state your type of cancer and where you live.

 

 

 

 

Equipment, Supplies, Wigs & Prostheses

The following items are available for loan. Please contact a member of our Patient Advocate Team or call us at 336-760-9983 if you need something not listed. While we loan equipment/supplies at no charge, we cannot pick up and/or deliver. Please bring a vehicle large enough to hold the item, as well as 2-3 people to help load the items.

Cancer Services maintains an inventory of equipment and supplies which are loaned or given out free to clients.  All of these items come from donations from the community. If  you have any of the following items and are no longer needing them, please think of us.  Any and all donations are welcomed.

Transportation to Treatment

Getting back and forth to cancer treatments can be a stress for many clients and families. Finding transportation or covering the expense of transportation can be difficult.  A Patient Advocate can help you identify resources to help with your transportation needs.

Contact a member of our Patient Advocate Team or call us at 336-760-9983 for transportation resources.

Peer Support for Survivors

For many cancer survivors, peer support can be helpful during and after treatment. Our Peer Support Program coordinates trained volunteer cancer survivors with individuals to offer support via telephone or email. For more information on this confidential service please contact a member of our Patient Advocate Team   or call us at 336-760-9983.

Pink Broomstick ® Support Program

The Pink Broomstick® Support Program is a referral based program that provides meaningful, rehabilitative support to newly diagnosed patients with breast cancer.  Each patient receives their Pink Broomstick® kit pre-surgery from the local hospitals: Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center, Medical Park Hospital and Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Center.  The kit contains resources, agency information, a pink broomstick and a lovely pink polka dot comfort pillow used for recovery. Post surgery rehabilitation exercises are demonstrated at PinkBroomstick.org.

In addition to the Pink Broomstick® kit, patients are offered telephone peer support from trained volunteers who are also breast cancer survivors. Volunteers help explain rehabilitative exercises, address concerns the patient may have and to lend a listening ear. After surgery, a member of the Cancer Services Patient Advocate Team is available to help the survivor find answers, meet other survivors and regain control.

The Pink Broomstick® Support Program also offers a monthly wellness group that meets at Cancer Services on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 12noon.  The Pink Broomstick® group allows survivors to share experiences and gain insightful knowledge from professionals.  Wellness groups give patients and caregivers the opportunity to meet other people dealing with similar situations and offer ways of coping with illness.  The sharing is informal and the support is strengthening.

Many patients are referred to this program by their surgeon; however a referral is not required. If you or someone you know would like to learn more about this program, please contact a member of our Patient Advocate Team or call us at 336-760-9983.

GYN Support Program

Cancer Services works with both cancer centers in our area to offer support to gynecologic cancer survivors from the beginning. We have a relationship with clinical staff at both cancer centers in our area to give newly diagnosed patients a “survive & thrive kit.” The kit includes information on the various gynecologic cancer awareness colors, a handmade keychain, survivor inspired information regarding coping with GYN cancer, The Cancer Fighting Kitchen cookbook, all inside a purple tote bag. When the client receives this kit from their provider, the client is referred to our office where they are matched to a trained peer support volunteer. This volunteer calls to offer them hope, a listening ear and encouragement to join with the GYN cancer support activities available to them.

Cancer Care Team

The Cancer Services Care Team is a group of volunteers, themselves cancer survivors, who maintain regular contact with our clients.  Volunteers make calls to clients to check in on how they are doing, see if referrals we have made have been satisfied, update them on our services and determine if there are any needs we could be fulfilling for them.

Contact us for more information or to discuss your needs at 336-760-9983 or via email!