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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, Sullivan and Taylorville, Illinois.

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CCSI Cancer Care Center of Decatur – Patient Resource Guide



One-On-One Support

Patient Advocate/Counselor:

Shannon L. Nail, LCPC, 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) 876-4321
or (217) 876-8121 ext. 4320


Support Groups

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

Meets at 10 am the second Wednesday of the month in the Patient Advocate office. Registration is not necessary.


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) 876-4735 (DMH Cancer Care Institute)

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.

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.




Cancer Care Center of Decatur:

American Cancer Society – Lodging Assistance
Provides complimentary or reduced cost accommodations to cancer patients who must travel for treatment. Based on eligibility. Subject to availability. For more information, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit

American Cancer Society – Wig Program: Provides a catalog where patients can order wigs and hats. CCSI Decatur patient advocate office has catalogs as well as a limited stock of synthetic wigs available.

For more information:

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



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.

For more information:

Cancer Care Center of Decatur
210 W. McKinley Ave., Suite 2
Decatur, IL 62526
(217) 876-4700 (DMH Cancer Care Institute)

Freedom from Smoking: Although first steps can be hard, finding your path to a smoke-free life is easier with the right help. This American Lung Association class at the DMH Cancer Care Institute is a proven way to quit smoking. Call 217-876-4735 for more information.




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)



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.

City of Decatur Public Transit System (DPTS): (217) 424-2700

DPTS Operation Uplift:  (217) 424-2821

Empowerment Opportunity Center
Senior Transportation:  (217) 428-4148

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.

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

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

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

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



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:

CIPT (Central Illinois Public Transit)
(855) 755-2478

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



Kirby Medical Center

Piatt County Transportation

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

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



HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital

Shelby County Charitable Organizations & Transportation

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

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 through HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital in Shelbyville, IL
This fund is for women who live or work in Shelby County and need help with expenses related to breast cancer treatment or detection.  Eligible expenses include breast diagnostic imaging services, such as mammograms, breast ultrasounds and breast MRIs.  Additional expenses are considered on a case-by-case basis and may include, but are not limited to, co-pays, wigs and medical equipment.  Women can apply for assistance by contacting the Good Shepherd financial counselor at 217-774-3961 ext. 2460.  Not all who apply will receive assistance.

CIPT (Central Illinois Public Transit)
(855) 755-2478