|Area Cancer Resources
Northern Illinois Cancer Treatment Center
(815) 284-1111 or
For more information visit www.nicancer.com
CGH Health Foundation
(815) 625-0400, ext. 5672
The CGH Health Foundation provides services to many community members utilizing a variety of programs:
Women's Cancer Prevention Program
The Women's Cancer Prevention Program provides screening and diagnostic services for breast and gynecological health needs to individuals who are uninsured or underinsured. Women from age 18-64 who meet eligibility criteria are welcomed into the program.
The Men's Health Prostate Program
Provides assistance for obtaining the PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) testing if your physician determines that a PSA is needed and you are:
Age 50 or high risk
Uninsured or underinsured
Have not used the CGH Health Foundation Men's Health/PSA Program within the last 12 months
Men who are eligible receive a voucher that will cover the full cost of the PSA. If a man feels he is eligible for a PSA voucher, he should contact his physician. If he doesn't have a physician, he can contact the Whiteside County Health Dept. at 626-2230.
Educational booths / presentations are available on a variety of cancer related topics:
CGH Home Nursing & Home Infusion
CGH Home Nursing & Home Infusion provides nurses, therapists, and aides to support the needs of patients in their own homes. Services include IV therapy, medication monitoring, chemotherapy administration, education, medication management, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and personal care assistance. We work with you and your physician to provide the best care possible. Services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance companies.
CGH Home Infusion can play an important role in your cancer care. Many treatments can be given safely at home instead of the hospital or physician office. CGH Home Infusion provides medication and solutions for home use in the forms of injection therapy, hydration therapy, pain management and some chemotherapy. We also provide port and central line management. Call (815) 622-0836 for more information.
Home of Hope
Home of Hope is a haven realized out of the need for individuals, families, and friends to share and heal. Home of Hope, while dedicating programs to those persons living with cancer, wishes to provide solace to persons at all stages of cancer. From prevention education to grief counseling, Home of Hope is designed to be a warm and welcome atmosphere where all persons can share their story. Sharing is a key factor in acceptance and brings fellowship in time of need. Home of Hope is a not-for-profit corporation that offers services free of charge. Call (815) 288-4673 for more information.
Hospice of the Rock River Valley
Hospice of the Rock River Valley is the concept and practice of compassionate healthcare for patients and families dealing with the final stages of a life-limiting illness. When a cure is no longer a viable option, much can still be done. Hospice focuses on quality of life by helping patients be comfortable in their own home or place of residence. Hospice helps the patient and family regain a sense of control and competence; promotes dignity, autonomy, and right to privacy; and enhances the quality of their time together. Hospice helps people of all ages. Call (800) 646-9242 for more information.
Hospice care includes:
Skilled nursing visits
Personal care visits by a Certified Nursing Assistant
Social work services
The Whiteside County Health Department
The Whiteside County Health Department provides services through the Illinois Breast & Cervical Cancer Program. This program provides screenings to women 35-64 years old who do not have insurance. Special circumstances may allow younger women to receive services. Medical services include an annual screening clinical breast exam and Pap, along with a mammogram. Diagnostic services are provided as needed for the detection of breast and cervical cancer. If a woman is diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer, an Illinois Medical Card application will be submitted through the Whiteside County Health Department. This office is also able to submit an application for an Illinois Medical Card on any woman without insurance who has been diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer, regardless of her current or past involvement with IBCCP. Call Evette at (815) 626-2230, ext. 1235, for additional information.
The Community Health Center at the Whiteside County Health Department is able to provide a Primary Care Physician for persons diagnosed with cancer. Services for an oncologist would need to be maintained at another provider in the community. The CHC is able to provide medical services on a sliding scale basis which allows for lower cost medical care for most individuals. For more information regarding services, call the Whiteside County Health Department at (815) 626-2230 or click their website link above.
YWCA of the Sauk Valley
YWCA of the Sauk Valley is a comprehensive resource for women and families, with services ranging from domestic violence and sexual assault programs to women's career programs. In the past, we offered a breast cancer exercise/support group called ENCORE. Currently, the YWCA is working with other community groups to establish a Survivor Network to link people with recent cancer diagnoses with longer-term survivors who can support them as they start on the journey through the medical system. For more information, call (815) 625-0333, or click their website link above.