What: Support group for all cancer patients, caregivers and survivors
When: 6:30 p.m. the last Tuesday of every month
Where: Longstreet Cancer Center waiting area, 725 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville
What: Provides cancer patients with guidance and support throughout their cancer journey, including helping to navigate the health care system and any challenges that may impede treatment.
When: Navigators can be reached from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
More info: Registered nurse Lisa Bridges assists patients with breast cancer. Call 770-219-5857 or email Lisa.Bridges@nghs.com
What: Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s cancer rehabilitation services treat the side effects of chemotherapy, radiation and other common treatments of cancer. Patients can consult with the staff to verify insurance benefits for specific plans.
More info: 770-219-8200
Northeast Georgia Medical Center partners with many national oncology groups to provide patients the opportunity to participate in nationwide clinical trials sponsored by National Cancer Institute and other established cancer institutions.
More info: 770-219-8820
What: Helps patients apply for public health coverage programs, discounts, payment plans or free care to eligible uninsured or underinsured patients for medically necessary care.
More info: 770-219-1898
What: Provides financial assistance for cancer-related diagnostic testing, evaluations and treatment planning support, as well as cancer treatment support for patients whose prognosis and planned treatment are medically eligible for program funding.
More info: Contact Lisa Hunsbusher at 770-219-1734 for eligibility requirements
What: Assists patients in Northeast Georgia with rent/mortgage, prescriptions not covered by insurance, utility bills, nutritional assistance, durable medical equipment and gas cards ($500 cap per patient each year).
More info: 706-353-4354
What: Assists cancer patients, caregivers and families with a variety of financial, physical and emotional support services through resources, programs and activities.
More info: 770-533-4705,
What: Provides emergency bill-payment assistance for people affected by illness, job loss or other unfortunate circumstances.
More info: 770-534-7589
What: Northeast Georgia Health System offers chaplain visits, contact with personal pastors, devotional literature and Sunday chapel services.
When: Chapels are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Where: NGMC Braselton and NGMC Gainesville
More info: Gainesville office: 770-219-5077, after-hours 770-219-1873; Braselton office: 770-848-4928, after-hours 770-848-0735
What: Provides inpatient and outpatient hospice services for patients with life-limiting illnesses. More info: 770-219-8888
What: Support group focused on natural strategies to heal and stay strong.
When: 6 p.m. second Tuesday of the month
Where: Natural Juice Cafe, 2480 Limestone Parkway, Gainesville
More info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Look Good Feel Better
What: American Cancer Society program that teaches beauty techniques to help women cope with some of the physical changes they may experience.
More info: lookgoodfeelbetter.org, 800-395-5665
What: Helps women fund fertility treatments and egg retrievals.
Compiled by Amber Tyner