Education Resources

We strive to provide the very best in access to our patients. We understand the importance of reaching the resources you want, when you want. In this section you will find listings, contact information, educational resources and assistance for cancer related matters.


Educational Websites


Cancer Support Groups

Cancer Together

www.cancertogether.org

They are about giving a face and a voice to the stories and experiences of people affected by cancer.  Offers those who are living or have lived with cancer an opportunity to share their hard-earned wisdom and insight. They offer educational and inspirational videos on their website.

Wellness Community

They offer a variety of support groups related to cancer issues.

Pasadena - 626.796.1083

Brain Tumor Support Group

St Jude Hospital, Fullerton - Contact: Kathy Person - 714.992.3000 x 2592

City of Hope, Duarte - 626.359.8111 x68403

Prostate Cancer Support Groups

St. John Vianney Church (Hacienda Heights) - 714.607.9241

Presbyterian Church (Fullerton)

Good Sounds (Laryngectomy Support Group)

Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital - 562.698.0811 x2629

Leukemia/Lymphoma Support Group

The Lewis Family Cancer Care Center, Pomona Valley Hospital - 909.865.9555

Coping and Caring (For Patients and Families)

City of Hope, Duarte - 626.256.8626


Spanish Speaking Cancer Support Groups

Cancer Groups and Programs  

The Wellness Community, Pasadena - 626.796.1083

General Cancer Support Group

Citrus Valley Health Partners - 626.938.7585
Intercommunity campus, Covina - 626.814.2479


Financial Assistance

At the Oncology Institute we understand the financial burdens that can impact healthcare. We have an in house representative that works closely with cancer foundations and other organizations that help with patient co-pays and coinsurances. Patients must meet certain guidelines in order to qualify, but we assist in making the application process much smoother. If you would like more information please contact us at any time regarding financial assistance and we’ll be happy to assist you.

Social Security and SSI

800.772.1213

Department of Public Social Services (Norwalk)

562.807.7610

Food stamps and general relief

General Relief

310.761.2205

Cancer Care  

800.813.HOPE

www.cancercare.org 

This is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to provide free professional help to anyone affected by cancer through counseling, education, information and referral and direct financial assistance.

Credit Card Counseling Centers of America

800.493.2222

www.ccamerica.org 

Non profit organization that helps with financial information.

Medi-cal

800.793.8090

If you are a woman under 65 without health insurance who has been both screened and diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer, you can get free Medi-Cal immediately, and during the entire time you are receiving cancer treatment, if your income is less than $1595.

Patient Advocate Foundation

800.532.5274

www.patientadvocate.org

Insurance and Financial Information

Cancer Legal Resource Center from the Loyola Law School  

866.843.2572

www.disabilityrightslegalcenter.org

Cancer in the work place, insurance information, Trust and Estates, Custody/Guardianship/Conservatorship/Government Benefits/Advance Directives.

In-Home Support Services  

888.944.4477

Helps pay for services to eligible persons to enable them to stay at home.

The Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc. 

www.medicareadvocacy.org

Insurance, financial information, advocacy, publications, scholarships for survivors.

NeedyMeds.com

Site to learn about patient assistance programs and other programs designed to help those who can’t afford their medicines.


Transportation and Travel Assistance

The National Patient Travel Line

800.296.1217

Resource Center that provides referral and information mainly for air transportation and limited ground transportation.

Access Service

800.827.0829

The services will cross city lines. Must fill out an application for services and also requires that you wait at curbside.

Dial A Ride

562.698.2131

Service will not cross city lines and requires that you wait at curbside.

American Cancer Society

800.ACS.2345

Service is dependent upon availability of volunteer drivers.

L.A. County Dial A Ride

800.439.0439

Corporate Angel Network

www.corpangelnetwork.org

Arranges free travel to cancer patients to treatment centers using the empty seats on corporate jets.


Prostheses and Head Coverings

Patricia L. Scheifly Breast Health Center, Whittier - 562.907.0667 x5638

S.M. Daniels Company  

Breast Prostheses, Whittier - 562.693.0446

Expressions

714.446.5870

Wigs Today  

562.923.0355

Jennies Wig Fashions  

562.693.0476

Jin's Wig - Beauty Supply & Salon

714.974.3080


Hope Health and Healing Center

Services we provide:

  • Pilates
  • Yoga
  • Acupuncture
  • Reflexology
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Make-over classes
  • Make-up application/beauty classes
  • Wigs/Hair Restoration
  • Stress Reduction/Better Eating Program
  • Massage Therapy
  • Reiki Therapy
  • Juice Plus Supplements

For more information contact: 562.567.3641

11480 Brookshire Ave #309
Downey
CA
90241
United States
562-869-1201