The Longstreet Clinic Cancer Support Group
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
Breast Cancer Faith-Based Support Group
What: Support group for breast cancer patients, caregivers and survivors.
When: 2 p.m. the fourth Saturday of every month
Where: Flat Creek Baptist Church, 5504 Flat Creek Road, Oakwood
More info: Call Robyn Chambers at 770-401-4893 to attend
Northeast Georgia Health System Oncology Patient Navigators
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
American Cancer Society local assistance
Jennifer Roberts, patient navigator with American Cancer Society, provides access to programs and services. Call 770-219-5812 or email Jennifer.Roberts@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, www.nghs.com/cancer-rehabilitation
What: 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, www.nghs.com/clinical-trials
Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s Financial Assistance
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, www.nghs.com/financial-assistance
Cancer State Aid
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 or visit dph.georgia.gov/cancer-state-aid-2.
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, www.cancerfoundationofnega.org.
Glory, Hope and Life
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, www.gloryhopelife.org
Salvation Army Project SHARE
What: Provides utility assistance for people affected by illness, job loss or other unfortunate circumstances.
More info: 770-534-7589, projectshareinfo.com/where-to-apply
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 day 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
Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center
What: Provides inpatient and outpatient hospice services
More info: 770-219-8888, www.nghs.com/hospice
What: Support group focused on natural strategies to heal and stay strong.
When: First Tuesdays of the month
Where: Natural Juice Cafe, 2480 Limestone Parkway, Gainesville
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
Team Maggie for a Cure
What: Helps women fund fertility treatments and egg retrievals.
More info: www.teammaggieforacure.org