For Patients

The best cancer care happens when a team of world-class cancer specialists takes the time to know and care for you—body, mind and spirit. It’s not easy to find. But it’s the kind of care that happens every day, for every patient at the Cancer Partnership. Everyone and everything you need to receive this personal level of care and support is right here.

At the Cancer Partnership, we go beyond the expected, doing everything we can to support you throughout the cancer treatment journey.

We understand that cancer affects patients and families in many ways. It is not unusual to experience distress and have questions related to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. We want to make you and your family more comfortable as we work together to treat your condition. We want to help the whole you: body, mind and spirit. Our Patient Support Department is located on the first floor at Providence Regional Cancer Partnership. We provide services in person, by video, and over the phone. We look forward to supporting you!

Who We Are
  • Patient advocate/navigator
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Doctoral psychology interns
  • Medical social workers
  • Dietician
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist 
  • Volunteers
What We Offer
  • Emotional support and counseling
  • Practical assistance and resources
  • Support groups
Eligibility and Cost

Support groups and classes are open to all patients, friends, family members and caregivers in the community. Many of our services are offered free of charge. Learn more about our support groups.

For more information about Patient Support Services, call 425-297-6851.

Finding the right doctor

Finding a doctor who you can connect with and who understands your individual needs is important. That’s why our doctors go above and beyond in getting to know their patients—because the best care comes from this extra knowledge.

Once you’ve been referred to the Cancer Partnership, we will schedule an initial appointment with an oncologist who specializes in the type of cancer or blood disorder you have. Your oncologist is the core of your integrated team at the Cancer Partnership, joining forces with a dedicated group of specialists to customize and carry out your treatment plan.

Making an appointment

Most patients are referred to the Cancer Partnership through their physician. If you would like information on setting up an appointment, please call 425-297-5500. Once your appointment is scheduled, we’ll take care of getting the medical records we may need. We’ll also make sure your physicians are informed throughout your care.

From day one, we make it as easy as possible for you to get the care you need. Once your first appointment has been scheduled, here are a few simple things you can do to prepare:

Before your appointment
  • You’ll receive a packet in the mail, which will ask for your medical history. Please fill out these forms before you come to your appointment.
  • We’ll also send you general information about directions, office hours and insurance arrangements. Please look this over ahead of time.
On the day of your appointment
  • Bring your insurance card with you so we can make a copy for our records.
  • If you have any prescriptions, bring in the bottles so we can gather complete information on the medicines you’re currently taking.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time, and give yourself time to find parking.
  • We encourage you to bring a friend, family member or other caregiver with you. It’s good to have another set of ears to take in all the information we’ll share. Taking notes can also be very helpful.

Everyone’s cancer experience is different. That’s why our personalized approach to your treatment plan is so important to ensuring the most effective care. We go above and beyond to know and support you throughout your cancer journey. Here’s what you can expect as a patient at the Cancer Partnership:

  • You’ll have an initial in-depth appointment with a physician who has deep expertise in your specific form of cancer, along with access to all the information you’ve shared with us to date. If any additional diagnostic tests are needed, your physician will order them at this time.
  • Your physician will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that follows the latest national guidelines for your type of cancer. If you have several treatment options, we’ll explain them to you clearly and completely so that you can make an informed choice.
  • Throughout your course of treatment, you’ll receive care from a multi-disciplinary, integrated team that may include oncology physicians and specialists, Advanced Care Providers (Physician Assistants and ARNPs), and nurses — all working together to care for you. Our team approach ensures you get access to the combined skills and experience of several healthcare professionals.
  • Your physician and care team may suggest support services such as acupuncture, counseling, nutrition classes, and support groups. Most of these services are conveniently located at the Cancer Partnership, so they are easy to access. We encourage you to take advantage of any or all of the support services we offer. Life can be a challenge while going through cancer treatment. Our support services can help make it a bit less challenging.
  • Most patients have contact with a financial counselor. Financial counselors verify benefits, help develop a payment plan for treatment, and obtain outside assistance if necessary.
  • When you have completed your treatment, you’ll have access to all of our survivor resources, including our popular Survivorship Program. The Survivor Program focuses around an eight-week seminar series that offers survivors a place to connect with other survivors, share and learn important skills to stay healthy and tackle the physical and emotional challenges that come after treatment.
Table of contents
  • Welcome to a New Kind of Cancer Care
  • Talking with Your Doctors
Contact information
  • Important Department Telephone Numbers
  • Patient Support Services
  • Cancer Resource Center
  • ACS Patient Navigator
  • Classes and Support Groups
  • Integrative Medicine
  • The Center for Clinical Research

When you’re diagnosed with cancer, you shouldn’t have to worry about the cost of your care. We accept most health insurance plans and bill them directly, along with any secondary payers.

You can also access financial assistance through Providence or Optum. Learn more by calling Patient Support Services at 425-297-6851 and making an appointment with a social worker.