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5835 W. Sunset Avenue
Springdale, Arkansas 72762
479.361.5847

 

 
 
PATIENT SERVICES >>
 
Patient Support

 

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.

Hope Cancer Resources is able to provide assistance at no cost to patients diagnosed with cancer who are living in or being treated in our four-county service area of Benton, Carroll, Madison and Washington.

Emotional Support
Counseling, supportive emotional sessions and support groups are available to patients, caregivers and family members who wish to discuss issues related to their cancer diagnosis. These services are provided by licensed social workers, two of whom are fluent in both English and Spanish. Click here to learn more about our support groups.

Financial Assistance
Many cancer patients are met with the financial burden that stems from their diagnosis. We work to alleviate some of that burden by providing financial assistance for those who qualify.

  • Cancer-related prescription medication

  • Cancer-related dental care

  • Other Emergency Needs:

    • Rent/Mortgage

    • Homeowners insurance

    • Utilities

    • Car payments

    • Gasoline (gas cards)

    • Travel for out of town treatment (hotel, airfare)

You may access our application for financial assistance here:

For more information about our patient support services, please contact Miki Biggers, LCSW, OSW-C, Director of Social Work Services at 479.361.5847 or miki.biggers@hopecancerresources.org.

Spanish Interpretation
Our Spanish interpreter is available to assist patients during their cancer-related appointments to make sure they understand the medical aspect of their diagnosis. For more information, contact Kathy Taylor, Spanish Interpreter at 479.387.2094 or kathy.taylor@hopecancerresources.org.

Tobacco Cessation
Our certified heath education specialists meet with patients to discuss strategies and provide resources to help quit the use of tobacco products. Contact Abbie Luzius, MS, CHES, CTTS, Prevention Education Specialist at 479.361.5847 or abbie.luzius@hopecancerresources.org.

Transportation
A major barrier for many cancer patients to receive or complete treatment is lack of transportation. We provide this service to and from cancer-related medical appointments for patients who do not have the resources or are physically unable to drive. Our dedicated drivers transport patients within a 60-mile radius of Highlands Oncology Group in Rogers or Fayetteville, and Landmark Cancer Center in Rogers. For more information, contact Jerrie Carter, Transportation Coordinator at 479.361.5847, ext. 6 or jerrie.carter@hopecancerresources.org.

Wellness Center for Hope
Our wellness team provides individualized plans for survivors and caregivers to help with emotional and physical well-being. Click here to learn more about the Wellness Center for Hope.

The programs of Hope Cancer Resources are funded in part through grants from the Cancer Challenge, Susan G. Komen – Ozark Affiliate, the Walmart Foundation, Arkansas Cancer Coalition, Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation, Northwest Arkansas Medical Auxiliary, UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Auxiliary, the Hope Cancer Resources Foundation and corporate and individual donations.