Patient Support Services  

When a cancer patient visits their oncologist for the first time, it can be a source of great stress and anxiety. Our licensed oncology social workers are available to meet with patients and caregivers to determine challenges that may be faced during treatment and address those that can be lessened or avoided with our assistance. All too often, the physical effects of cancer are only a part of the whole picture. Our social workers are advocates who may be called on as often as necessary on the journey toward recovery.

Patient Support Services offered by Hope Cancer Resources include:

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Prescription Assistance – we assist patients with the purchase of their cancer-related prescriptions and will help find long-term drug assistance whenever possible.

Emergency Assistance – we provide direct, temporary assistance to cancer patients who are stru ggling financially due to their treatment, including payments for housing and/or transportation needs as well as dental needs associated with their cancer diagnosis.

Download Application for Financial Assistance English
Download Application for Financial Assistance Spanish

EMOTIONAL ASSISTANCE – licensed social workers help patients and caregivers cope with emotional distress. We offer counseling, education and information on support groups offered in our community, including those facilitated by our staff.

SPANISH INTERPRETATION - Our Spanish interpreter is available to assist patients during appointments as requested. Contact Kathy Taylor at 479-361-5847 or kathy.taylor@hopecancerresources.org.

TOBACCO CESSATION - Our Certified Heath Education Specialist will meet one-on-one with patients to talk about strategies and resources to help quit using tobacco products. Contact Casey Shelor, MS, CHES, CTTS at 479-361-5847 or casey.shelor@hopecancerresources.org.

TRANSPORTATION – We provide rides to and from treatment and other cancer-related medical appointments when a patient needs assistance or is unable to drive.

For more information on patient support services, contact Miki Biggers, LCSW, Director of Social Work Services at 479-361-5847 or miki.biggers@hopecancerresources.org.

 


Lauren Dallas, LCSW

Miki Biggers, LCSW,
OSW-C

Sarah Bryson, LCSW

Claire Rinehart, LMSW
 
 
Letty R. Hug, LSW
Julie Kientz,  LSW

Casey Shelor , MS, CHES, CTTS
 
 
Kathy Taylor
Spanish Interpreter



 

 
Kaci Cole, LSW

 
Kessia Brown, LSW

 

Tania Martinez, BSW

 

 

   Michelle Hobbs, Patient Transportation