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.
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 only from our cancer experts, as well as 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 you and your family 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 your 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.
Piper Building, fourth floor, 800 East 28th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
701 South Dellwood Street, Cambridge, Minnesota
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.
United Hospital - The Sharon K. Willbrandt Resource Library
310 N. Smith Ave, Suite 300, St. Paul, MN 55102
We work with the American Cancer Society to bring their services to you and your family. For more about American Cancer Society services, call 1-800-227-2345 (1-866-228-4327 for TTY for the hearing impaired) or visit cancer.org.
The Cancer Survivor Wellness Program is a series of classes is for people whose lives have been affected by cancer. You will have the opportunity to learn new ways to enhance and support your health throughout your cancer treatment and beyond.
American Cancer Society Hope Lodges offer cancer patients and their families a free, temporary place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment is in another city. To find a Hope Lodge, please visit that location's page at cancer.org, or call the American Cancer Society toll free anytime, day or night, at 1-800-ACS-2345.
Source: Allina Health Cancer Care Team
Reviewed by: Allina Health Cancer Care Team
First published: 8/6/2019
Last reviewed: 8/6/2019