Patient Resource Guide – Centralia

We have compiled this information to help you quickly find contacts for charitable organizations, support groups and programs, plus transportation options.

This page has information for patients of Cancer Care Specialists of IL – Centralia Oncology Clinic and our satellite clinics in Breese, Highland and Salem Illinois.

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CCSI Centralia Oncology Clinic – Patient Resource Guide

 


 

Centralia Area

One-On-One Support

Patient Support
SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Centralia
Nancy Pogue, Nurse Navigator
400 N. Pleasant Avenue
Centralia, IL 62801
(618) 436-8277

Chaplain Services: Available by request
SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Centralia
Hours: 7 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday
After-hours: Dial “0” for assistance
(618) 436-8695

Support Groups

Hope & Healing Cancer Support Group: The Cancer Support Group gives patients, families and friends an opportunity to discuss their feelings about cancer and the changes it brings to their lives. It offers an opportunity to learn more about the disease.

​SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Centralia
6:30 – 8 pm on the 4th Thursday of each month,
Auditorium (across from cafeteria)
(618) 436-8548

Look Good Feel Better: An American Cancer Society public service program that teaches beauty techniques to cancer patients to help them manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Look Good Feel Better group programs are open to all women with cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy, radiation or other forms of treatment. Registration is required.

SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Centralia
4 – 6 pm, Meeting Room
1-800-227-2345

Charitable Organizations

Catholic Charities
219 Withers Drive
Mount Vernon, IL 62864-8273
(618) 394-5900

SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation – Centralia
400 N. Pleasant Avenue
Centralia, IL 62801
(618) 436-6455

Transportation

South Central Transit
(618) 532-8076

ACS Road To Recovery: 1-800-227-2345
(Volunteer-based free transportation program)
4-day notice of transportation need is required.
cancer.org/roadtorecovery

 


 

Breese & Highland

Charitable Organizations & Support Groups

HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital
Financial Assistance Program
Patient Accounts Department
211 South Third Street
Belleville, IL 62220
(618) 234-8600

HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital – Breese
Social Work Department: Professional, compassionate help
9515 Holy Cross Lane
Breese, IL 62230
(618) 526-5330

Look Good Feel Better: An American Cancer Society public service program that teaches beauty techniques to cancer patients to help them manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Look Good Feel Better group programs are open to all women with cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy, radiation, or other forms of treatment. Registration is required.

ACS Personal Care Managers: A free personal health manager kit is available to help you learn about your cancer and organize your health information.

Cancer Care Closet: Free wigs/hats/scarves/turbans

HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital – Breese
Community Relations Department, Kathy Timmermann
9515 Holy Cross Lane
Breese, IL 62230
(618) 526-5672

Cancer Support Group
HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital – Highland
12866 Troxler Avenue
Highland, IL 62249
(618) 651-2980

Transportation

South Central Transit
Clinton County
(618) 242-0202

Madison County Transit
Madison County
(618) 797-4600

 

Please ask our staff about local support groups.