Patient Assistance Fund Helping Remove Barriers
The cancer center has established a patient assistance fund that helps provide transportation assistance and overnight accommodations for out of town patients who may need to have multiple days of treatment in a row or are too ill to travel back home following treatment.
Since opening as a dedicated cancer center in 2007, the ARH Cancer Center has become a regional option for cancer treatment for patients in Eastern Kentucky.
Although the existence of this center has alleviated some of the transportation burden on patients, since now most patients do not have to travel out of the region for care, there still exists a large need for transportation assistance. Over half of the center’s patients each year need assistance with transportation.
For more information or to donate contact Patient Navigator Shannon Morgan at 606-435-7210.