Patient Resource Guide – Decatur

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

This page has information for patients of Cancer Care Center of Decatur, DMH Cancer Care Institute, HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital and our satellite clinics in Clinton, Monticello, Pana, Shelbyville and Taylorville, Illinois.

If you prefer to print a copy of this information, click the link for the printable PDF version:

 CCSI Cancer Care Center of Decatur – Patient Resource Guide

 


 

One-On-One Support


Patient Services Coordinator:

Kelly Zerfowski, MSW, LSW, provides support to patients, their families, and their caregivers by assisting with physical, emotional, spiritual, informational, practical and social concerns related to a cancer or hematology diagnosis.

Cancer Care Center of Decatur
210 W. McKinley Ave., Suite 1
Decatur, IL 62526
(217) 329-3255

Spiritual Care:
HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital
1800 East Lake Shore Drive
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 464-2966
(Ask the operator to page the chaplain on-call)

Pastoral Services:
Decatur Memorial Hospital
2300 North Edward Street
Decatur, IL 62526
(217) 876-4320

 


 

Support Groups

DMH Cancer Care Institute offers free support groups for individuals with cancer, families, and caregivers to share feelings, thoughts, and information.

Registration is not necessary. Please park in the back and enter through the Complementary Medicine Education Classroom door.

Cancer Care Center of Decatur
210 W. McKinley Ave., Suite 2
Decatur, IL 62526
(217) 876-4750 (DMH Cancer Care Institute)
dmhcares.com/care-treatment/cancer-care/

HIM (Helping Inquiring Men):
Provides one-on-one assistance to newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients.

HER (Helping Each Other Recover):
Provides one-on-one assistance to newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.
(217) 876-4377 (DMH Breast Center)

Brain Tumor Support Group:
A special group for patients diagnosed with benign or malignant brain tumors. The group meets at 10 am on the third Saturday of each month, January – October.

Central Illinois UsTOO:
A support group for prostate cancer patients and their caregivers. The group meets at 4:30 pm on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

Facing Cancer Together:
A support group for all cancer patients and their caregivers. The group meets at 1:30 pm on the second Wednesday of each month.

Pink Link:
A support group for breast cancer patients. The group meets at 6 pm on the second Thursday of each month.

 


 

Programs

Cancer Care Center of Decatur:


American Cancer Society – Look Good Feel Better:
A public service program that teaches beauty techniques to cancer patients to help them manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Group sessions are open to all women with cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy, radiation, or other forms of treatment. Registration is required. Sessions are held at 6 pm every other month at the Cancer Care Center of Decatur.

American Cancer Society – Free Wig Program: Provides one free wig to every woman experiencing hair loss during cancer treatment. Synthetic wigs and a limited supply of human hair wigs are available. Head coverings, hats, and scarves are also available.

Art as Therapy: All cancer patients, their families, and their caregivers are welcome to use the Art as Therapy room as a means of reducing anxiety and stress, expressing their emotions, connecting, or making a gift.

For more information:

Cancer Care Center of Decatur
210 W. McKinley Ave., Suite 1
Decatur, IL 62526
(217) 329-3255 (Patient Services Coordinator)

 


 

Eat Right to Help the Fight: A DMH Nutrition program that provides free nutrition counseling with a Registered Dietitian to all cancer patients.

HOPE (Helping Oncology Patients Excel): A DMH Rehabilitation program that provides a free screening and education session with a rehabilitation specialist to all cancer patients.

Patient Resource Room: The DMH Cancer Care Institute provides free internet access, educational material, books and more to help patients and families in their search for knowledge and understanding. The patient resource room is located in the radiation oncology department.

For more information:

Cancer Care Center of Decatur
210 W. McKinley Ave., Suite 2
Decatur, IL 62526
(217) 876-4700 (DMH Cancer Care Institute)
dmhcares.com/care-treatment/cancer-care

 


 

YMCA:

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA of Decatur: A free 12-week group exercise development program for cancer survivors. Survivors will have the opportunity to receive individualized training, engage in social activities, and attend educational seminars featuring various guest speakers. Registration and physician approval is required.

For more information:

YMCA of Decatur
220 W. McKinley Ave.
Decatur, IL 62526
(217) 872-9622 (X121)
decaturymca.org

 


 

Decatur, Macon County Transportation


ACS Road To Recovery: 1-800-227-2345

(Volunteer-based free transportation program)
4-day notice of transportation need is required.
cancer.org/roadtorecovery

Alpha & Omega Transit:  (217) 330-7810
(Accepts Medicaid with approval from First Transit)
alphaomegatransit.com

City of Decatur Public Transit System (DPTS): (217) 424-2700
ci.decatur.il.us/transit.htm

Decatur City Taxi: 217-330-7960
decaturcitytaxi.com/

Decatur Macon County Opportunities Corporation (DMCOC) Senior Transportation:  (217) 422-0735
dmcoc.org/html/contact.html

DMH Primetime:  (217) 876-2191
dmhcares.com/care-treatment/cancer-care/cancer-care-institute/support-services

DPTS Operation Uplift:  (217) 424-2821
ci.decatur.il.us/transit/operationuplift.html

Faith in Action: 217-428-0013
(Volunteer-based transportation for homebound adults 55 and older)
Program registration and 5-day notice of transportation need is required.
cc.dio.org/locations/decatur/

LyftDownload the Lyft smartphone app and sign up to request a ride.

Show Bus Public Transportation:  1-800-525-2454
(Seniors ride free)
showbusonline.org

UberDownload the Uber smartphone app and sign up to request a ride.

 


 

Warner Hospital & Health Services

DeWitt County Transportation

Show Bus Public Transportation:
Free transportation for seniors
1-800-525-2454
showbusonline.org

Dove Inc. RSVP: Volunteer-based transportation
(217) 935-2241
doveinc.org

 


 

Taylorville Memorial Hospital & Pana Community Hospital Medical Mall

Christian County Support & Transportation

Christian County Senior Citizens Center
701 W Adams St.
Taylorville, IL 62568
(217) 824-4263
Benefit Access Program:
aginglinc.org

CIPT (Central Illinois Public Transit)
(855) 755-2478
cefseoc.org/CIPT/CIPT.htm

Faith in Action: Transportation, weekly visits, errand running, light housekeeping, home repair and caregiver relief
(217) 562-6236 (Myra Schoonover)
panahospital.com

 


 

Kirby Medical Center

Piatt County Transportation

Faith in Action: Free transportation for seniors
(217) 762-7575 (Julie Glawe, Director)
piattcountynursinghome.org

Piatt Tran: Free transportation for seniors
(217) 762-7821
piattran.org

 


 

HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital

Shelby County Charitable Organizations & Transportation

Fear Nothing Cancer Support
P.O. Box 453
Effingham, IL 62401
fearnothing.life

Susan G. Komen Grant:
Provides free mammograms & ultrasounds
200 South Cedar St.
Shelbyville, IL 62565
(217) 774-3961 (X5171 – Radiology)

Vicky Wagner Breast Cancer Assistance Fund
200 South Cedar St.
Shelbyville, IL 62565
(217) 774-3961 (X2460)

CIPT (Central Illinois Public Transit)
(855) 755-2478
cefseoc.org/CIPT/CIPT.htm