Island Hospital
Support Services
In addition to providing exceptional medical treatment, our goal as cancer specialists is to provide comprehensive individualized care by offering a wide range of support services designed to meet the unique needs of each cancer patient.
Hair Loss

Merle Cancer Care Center staff recognize that a diagnosis of cancer often leaves patients and families overwhelmed and uncertain how to proceed. Your Patient Navigator will help guide you through the various aspects of treatment and connect you with valuable resources.

Support Services           

  • Care coordination, resource referral, advocacy, supportive care and patient education by Patient Navigator
  • Personalized new patient binder and orientation
  • Financial assistance through the Merle Cancer Care Center Support Fund and other outside agencies
  • Complimentary lodging and transportation assistance
  • Co-pay assistance for medications
  • Support with insurance and financial assistance applications
  • Cancer diagnosis, treatment and management education by nursing team
  • Advance Directive assistance
  • Patient education resources and handouts from the National Cancer Institute, American Cancer Society and other national and local support organizations
  • Complimentary on-site Look Good, Feel Better appearance classes
  • Art and Healing support group for patients and caregivers
  • Spiritual care referrals
  • Collaborative pharmacy counseling and support
  • Clinical trials through national study group
  • Referrals to integrative health providers
  • Complimentary on-site wig and hat bank


    Kelsey Jenison, Patient Navigator, Cancer Care                                     
    Kelsey Jenison
    Patient Navigator

    (360) 588-2082

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