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Cancer support services

Cancer Support Services

To help cancer patients and their families thrive and survive, Allina Health offers supports services, including resource centers, care coordinators, support groups, financial assistance and more.

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What it is

When it comes to cancer, It helps to know you're not alone. We encourage you and your family to gain support not only from our cancer experts, but also from others going through similar experiences.

Search Events & Classes to learn about support groups in your area.

Cancer rehabilitation services from Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute can help you cope with the effects of cancer and its treatment. These services can be helpful before and after treatment.

Other services include:

  • Nutrition therapy: Registered dietitians can assess your food needs and help you set goals to improve eating and manage weight.
  • Social services: Social workers can help patients and their families find support for emotional or financial issues, and community resources.
  • Spiritual care: Chaplains encourage each person's journey of faith and hope.Sacraments and rituals of many faith traditions are available.
  • Financial services: Patient account representatives can answer questions about hospital bills or insurance coverage. They also can help you access Allina Health Financial Assistance Services.
  • Support groups

Good to know

Cancer resource centers at the following locations are open to anyone affected by cancer.

Virginia Piper Cancer Institute - Abbott Northwestern Hospital Cancer Resource Center

Piper Building, fourth floor, 800 East 28th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 
Phone: 612-863-3150 
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Harbor Room in Cambridge Medical Center

701 South Dellwood Street, Cambridge, Minnesota 
Phone: 763-688-8415 
Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Mercy Hospital Cancer Resource Center

4050 Coon Rapids Boulevard, Coon Rapids, Minnesota 
Phone: 763-236-6060 
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

United Hospital - The Sharon K. Willbrandt Resource Library

310 N Smith Ave, Suite 300, St. Paul, MN 55102 
Phone: 651-241-5111

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Source: Allina Health Cancer Care Team
Reviewed by: Allina Health Cancer Care Team

First published: 8/6/2019
Last reviewed: 8/6/2019