At CoxHealth, we understand your needs and questions are unique. Through our patient advocate and patient navigator programs, you'll find the personalized help you need.
Patient advocates can answer your questions as well as provide information, understanding and support throughout your cancer care and beyond. This program is unique to southwest Missouri.
In Springfield, you may meet with your patient advocate on your first visit. At that time, your advocate will talk with you about your needs, and you'll learn about helpful resources. The patient advocate's main role is to listen, then to help match your needs to the best resources (see a list of resources offered to the left).
Patient advocates are available by phone or to meet with you at any time throughout your care at Hulston Cancer Center. To reach an advocate, call 417-269-5257 or 1-877-HULSTON. In Branson, the patient navigator can contact the patient advocates on your behalf for advice, research and support. The Patient Advocacy Program is made possible by contributions to the Glauser Oncology Fund through the CoxHealth Foundation. The Glauser Oncology Fund supports education, compassion and technological understanding in the fight against cancer.
Patient navigators work with your physicians to identify and organize your care to best fit your individual needs. Your navigator is a single point of contact for you and can help you during the diagnostic process, schedule appointments and help you understand your disease and treatment options. The program is free of charge. In Springfield, navigators are available to support our patients with breast cancer, lung cancer and cancers of the head and neck. To meet with a patient navigator, call 417-269-5257. In Branson, the patient navigator is available to all cancer patients, and can be reached by calling 417-348-8032.