Medical Oncology Support Services

Saint Francis Health System believes in treating the cancer, as well as addressing the emotional and psychological needs of cancer patients. Several resources are available including Saint Francis support services, community services, medication assistance and cancer education to cancer patients and their families.

Saint Francis Oncology Support Services

Laureate Psychiatric Clinic and Hospital

Laureate's outpatient clinic helps patients, family members and caregivers deal with the emotional and behavioral changes related to a cancer diagnosis. Psychologists and licensed therapists are available to talk with patients and their loved ones (including children and adolescents). All calls are confidential.

Laureate Psychiatric Clinic and Hospital
6655 S. Yale Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74136
Schedule an appointment: 918-491-3700
Mental health emergencies: 918-481-4000

Saint Francis Pastoral Care

Clergy members are available to listen carefully and understand compassionately, to care and to pray with those who desire to do so. To set up a time to talk with a Pastoral Care staff member, please call 918-494-7435.

Saint Francis Hospital Chapel
The Chapel, located to the east of the main hospital lobby, is open to patients, their families and visitors. Mass is celebrated daily and all are welcome at any time.

Community Cancer Resources

American Cancer Society

Several local programs and services are available to cancer patients. Below are just a few options through the American Cancer Society. For more information, please call 918-743-6767 or visit www.cancer.org.

Look Good…Feel Better: This program is a community-based, free service provided by the American Cancer Society. Licensed volunteer cosmetologists demonstrate techniques for enhancing appearance while undergoing cancer treatment with tips on wigs, turbans, makeup, skin care and more.
For more information and location details, please call 918-477-5400

Man to Man: Prostate cancer support group for men and their spouses.
When: 7:00 p.m. – second Monday of each month
Where: Cancer Treatment Centers of America
10109 East 79th Street, Tulsa, OK 74136
For more information call 918-286-5108.

Caring and Sharing: A cancer support group meeting weekly on Thursdays at noon.
Please call 918-743-6767, ext. 3 location information.

I Can Cope: An educational program for people facing cancer. Current patients, family members and caregivers can benefit.

Reach to Recovery: Volunteer visitation program comprised of trained breast cancer survivors who respond to breast cancer patients and their families’ concerns regarding diagnosis, treatment, pre- and post-surgery surgery support.
For additional information or to schedule a visit, please call 918-477-5400 or 24-hour-line: 1-800-ACS-2345

Additional Community Support Services

Leukemia and Lymphoma – Patient and Family Support Group (Sponsored by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – Oklahoma Chapter): Support for patients, family and friends dealing with leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, Hodgkin’s and blood and marrow transplant issues.
When: 7:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month or 1:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month.
Where: Saint Francis Hospital, 6161 S. Yale Ave., Natalie Warren Bryant Cancer Center Lobby (Radiation/Oncology Therapy Dept. waiting room) or (1:30 p.m., third Wednesday) St. John Mary Kay Chapman Health Plaza
For more information about the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – Oklahoma Chapter, call 405-943-8888 or toll- free 888-828-4572.

Mustard Seed: Support for cancer patients, family and friends
When: 11:00 a.m. – second Saturday of each month
Where: 6991 E. 72nd, (site may change)
For additional information or to confirm location, please call Roseanne Pasco: 918-492-4953 or Betty Scrivner: 918-299-3413

New Voice Club: The New Voice Club provides monthly support groups open to current and former laryngectomy cancer patients and their caregivers.
Call 918-543-3833 or 918-744-2476 for more information.

Tulsa Ostomy Association: Support for patients dealing with surgeries that require ostomy. An ostomy connects either the small or the large intestine to the surface of the body.
When: 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., fourth Thursday of each month
(except November and December)
Where: University Village, 8555 S. Lewis (in the theater)
For additional information, please call: Kay Pugh at 918-446-8542 or Rick Stephens at 918-437-1317.

Bereavement – New Horizons: This group provides structured and facilitated support for those who have lost someone to cancer and have struggled to make progress over the years.
When: 6:00 p.m. each Monday and 3:30 p.m. each Thursday
Where: Grace Hospice of Oklahoma, 6400 S. Lewis, Suite 1000
For additional information, please call Mark Tibey at 918-744-7223.

Cancer Support Group – “Just in Time,” Owasso: Support for cancer patients, survivors and family/friends.
When: 6:30 p.m. to (as needed)
Where: Owasso Community Center
For additional information, please call Dora Johnson at 918-371-2242.

Cooking Class: Learn about cancer-fighting foods, herbs, spices, botanical and supplements.
Where: Cancer Treatment Centers of America
10109 E. 79th, Tulsa, OK 74136
For additional information, please call 918-286-5108

Fighting Fatigue
Where:
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
10109 E. 79th,Tulsa, OK 74136
Please call for additional information: 918-286-5108

Humor Therapy: Mind Body Medicine Department will help patients face cancer treatment with humor.
Where: Cancer Treatment Centers of America
10109 E. 79th,Tulsa, OK 74136
Please call 918-286-5108 for additional information.

“Just for Caregivers” Support Group: Helps caregivers work through the difficult feelings and adjustments encountered in coping with illness, improving quality of life, building hope and fighting cancer.
Where: Cancer Treatment Centers of America
10109 E. 79th,Tulsa, OK 74136
For additional information, please call 918-286-5108

Lung Cancer Alliance: For all patients diagnosed with lung cancer in the past six months and who are in or planning treatment.
To learn more, please call 1-800-298-2436.

Ovarian – “Anna’s Belles” Ovarian Cancer Support Group: Support for ovarian cancer patients
When: Once a month on Saturday
Where: Cancer Treatment Center of America
10109 E. 79th, Conference Room D, first floor
For information, please call: Anna Schlichting at 918-247-6308 or email anna@intcon.net

Pink Ribbon Sisters (Newly Diagnosed and Survivors): Support for breast cancer patients
When: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., second Monday of the month
Where: Y/Me office, 4606 E. 67th, Suite 314
Please call 918-494-8808 for more information

Touched by Cancer Support Group at Saint Benedict: Catholic support group for anyone affected by cancer.
When: Third Sunday of each month at 10:30 a.m.
Where: Saint Benedict Church, 2200 W. Ithica St., Broken Arrow, OK
For additional information, please call 918-455-4451 (ask for Jeanne Draughen, R.N.)

SPOHNC-Support for People with Oral, Head and Neck Cancer, Inc.: A patient-directed, self-help organization offers information, support and encouragement to newly-diagnosed, survivors, family members and friends in a friendly and non-threatening forum. Survivors discuss their situations, experiences, coping strategies and hopes.
When: 6:30 p.m., first Tuesday of each month
Where: Hardesty Public Library, 8316 E. 93rd
For additional information: Christine Griffin, BSN, RN, OCN, 918-261-8858, beritgriffin@cox.net

Talking to Children about Cancer
Where: Cancer Treatment Centers of America
10109 E. 79th, Tulsa, OK 74136
For additional information, please call 918-286-5108

The Tristesse Center: Provides grief counseling for children and adults. Children, teens and adult group sessions offered. Specific loss group sessions (young widow/widowers, suicide, anticipatory grief, etc.), art therapy and individual counseling available. (Sliding-scale prices apply.)
When: Call for schedules
Where: The Tristesse Center, 1709 S. Baltimore
For scheduling, please call 918-587-1200

Find A Support Group In Your County

The Oklahoma Society of Clinical Oncology website lists a variety of support groups in many Oklahoma counties. Find a support group near you.

Medication Assistance

Partnership for Prescription Assistance: For information on pharmaceutical patient assistance programs, search for medications by name, download and print application forms. Call 1-888-4PPA-NOW or visit www.PPARx.org.