Patient Navigation Program
Dedicated Patient Care from Thibodaux Regional Cancer Institute
When faced with a cancer diagnosis you may have many questions and concerns
about your health. You also may need help getting the care you need. Our
Patient Navigation Program is a patient support service in which patients
are guided through the cancer care system. Often, patients face gaps in
service as well as fragmented care. At Thibodaux Regional Cancer Institute,
the Patient Navigator works to get rid of those barriers to help patients
get the care they need. The Navigator works to make sure that all patients
with positive pathology receive information and assistance to help them
obtain a timely diagnosis, treatment (if necessary), and follow-up care.
The Patient Navigator can guide you through the health care system, help
you find ways to assist with payment for medications, direct you to health
care services for further diagnosis and treatment, direct you to local
resources and support, help you keep track of and find ways to get to
your appointments, help you get your questions answered, and help you
find more information on health care.
The Patient Navigation Program will benefit you through improved and timely
access to health care services and information, fewer delayed and missed
appointments, and increased satisfaction with your healthcare experience.
Laura Gros, RN