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.
Cancer Support Groups
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
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
Department of Public Social Services (Norwalk)
Food stamps and general relief
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
Non profit organization that helps with financial information.
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
Insurance and Financial Information
Cancer Legal Resource Center from the Loyola Law School
Cancer in the work place, insurance information, Trust and Estates, Custody/Guardianship/Conservatorship/Government Benefits/Advance Directives.
In-Home Support Services
Helps pay for services to eligible persons to enable them to stay at home.
The Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc.
Insurance, financial information, advocacy, publications, scholarships for survivors.
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
Resource Center that provides referral and information mainly for air transportation and limited ground transportation.
The services will cross city lines. Must fill out an application for services and also requires that you wait at curbside.
Dial A Ride
Service will not cross city lines and requires that you wait at curbside.
American Cancer Society
Service is dependent upon availability of volunteer drivers.
L.A. County Dial A Ride
Corporate Angel Network
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
Jennies Wig Fashions
Jin's Wig - Beauty Supply & Salon
Hope Health and Healing Center
Services we provide:
- 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