Cancer Support Services

We understand that a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, not only for the patient, but also family members and caregivers. Below you’ll find a list of resources and support groups to help you or your loved one through this journey.

Clinical Trials

Northeast Georgia Medical Center partners with many national oncology groups to provide patients the opportunity to participate in national clinical trials sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and other established cancer institutions.  770-219-8820

Learn more about our cancer research.

Oncology Patient Navigators

The Patient Navigation program at Northeast Georgia Medical Center is a free service that provides cancer patients with guidance and support throughout their cancer journey, including helping to navigate the healthcare system and any challenges that may impede treatment.  Our navigators can be reached Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Learn more about our Cancer Navigators.

Cancer Rehabilitation Services at NGMC

The Cancer Center and The Rehabilitation Institute of NGMC partner to provide the Cancer Rehabilitation program, where care for patients going through chemotherapy, and after, are provided with a group of multidisciplinary tained professionals who have experience treating the disease. These professionals tailor each patients care to help improve the quality of your daily life, and tackle the negative side effects of cancer treatment.

For more information about the Cancer Rehabilitation program, please call 770-219-8200 or visit

Nutrition Support

Nutrition plays a vital role in cancer treatment. Northeast Georgia Medical Center is proud to have their own registered and licensed dietitian dedicated to providing comprehensive nutrition support throughout treatment.

Financial Assistance for Cancer Patients

Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s Financial Assistance

NGMC assists patients with applying for public health coverage programs, discounts, payment plans, or free care to eligible uninsured or underinsured patients for medically necessary care. 770-219-1898 |

Cancer State Aid

Cancer State Aid provides financial assistance for cancer-related diagnostic testing, evaluations, and treatment planning support, as well as cancer treatment support for patients whose prognosis and planned treatment are medically eligible for program funding. Please contact Lisa Hunsbusher at 770-219-1734 for eligibility requirements |

Cancer Foundation of Northeast Georgia

The Cancer Foundation of Northeast Georgia assists patients in northeast Georgia with rent/mortgage, prescriptions not covered by insurance, utility bills, nutritional assistance, durable medical equipment, and gas cards ($500.00 cap per patient each year). 706-353-4354 |

Glory, Hope, and Life

Glory, Hope, and Life assists cancer patients, caregivers and families with a variety of financial, physical and emotional support services through resources, programs, and activities. 770-533-4705 |

Sid Weber Memorial Cancer Fund

This fund assists Rabun County residents with resources designed to that help patients through their cancer journey, including partnering with the American Cancer Society’s Road to recovery to help provide rides for patients to and from their treatments. 706-746-3350 |

Ninth District Opportunity

Ninth District Opportunity provides a wide ridge of services (housing programs, community services, heating assistance) designed to help low-income families in Hall County. 770-532-3191 |

Salvation Army – Project SHARE

Project SHARE assists people affected by illness, job loss, or other unfortunate circumstances with utility assistance. Hall: 770-534-7589; Rabun: 706-782-4283; Habersham/Stephens: 706-866-5293 |

Support Groups

Lung Cancer Support Group

Hosted by Northeast Georgia Medical Center, this support group is designed for lung cancer patients, caregivers and survivors.

  • NGMC Barrow: Meets the 2nd Monday of each month, from noon -1pm, in the second-floor conference room. Lunch is provided. Please RSVP to Sandi Clark: 770-219-7619.
The Longstreet Cancer Center Support Group

Hosted by The Longstreet Cancer Center, this support group addresses all types of cancers and is designed for patients, caregivers and survivors.

  • Gainesville: Meets the last Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Longstreet Cancer Center lobby (725 Jesse Jewell Parkway, 3rd floor).
  • Breast Cancer Faith-Based Support Group: This is a faith-based support group for breast cancer patients, caregivers and survivors.
  • Oakwood: Meets the 4th Saturday of every month at 2 p.m. at Flat Creek Baptist Church. Call 770-401-4893 to attend.

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Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center

Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center provides both inpatient and outpatient hospice services for patients with life-limiting illnesses. 770-219-8888 |           

Chaplain Services

Northeast Georgia Health System offers chaplain visits, contact with personal pastors, devotional literature and Sunday chapel services. Located at NGMC Braselton and NGMC Gainesville, the chapels are available 24 hours a day, seven day a week.  Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Gainesville Office: 770-219-5077; after-hours contact: 770-219-1873

Braselton Office: 770-848-4928; after-hours contact: 770-848-0735

Resources for Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer

Here are several helpful resources for young patients with cancer:

Other General Resources:

American Cancer Society’s National Support Services: 1-800-227-2345