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Patient and family resources

​​​​​​​​​​​​You are not alone with your cancer diagnosis. Marshfield Clinic offers a number of resources to help with your concerns and issues. ​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Advance Care Planning

We provide advance care planning education and assistance through our Community Resources department or Oncology Social Worker.

American Cancer Society Patient Navigator
​The free, confidential Patient Navigator can give you information on your specific type of cancer and treatment, help address your day-to-day concerns, and offer emotional support.

Caregiver and Home Health Care Resources

We can help you find clinical social workers, payment assistance or rehabilitation services.

Exercise, Rehabilitation and Nutrition: Registered dieticians in the Nutrition Services department can provide you with nutrition assessment, education and counseling. Our Physical and Occupational Therapy department offers a comprehensive rehabilitation program before, during and after your treatment.

The Patient Assistance Center can help you

  • Obtain insurance benefits and eligibility information
  • Get prior authorizations
  • Receive fee estimates
  • Make bill payment arrangements
  • Address other financial needs


The focus of hospice care is supporting family relationships and quality of life for those who no longer benefit from curative treatment.

Spiritual Services 

Chaplains offer prayer, worship services and other resources to help you find strength and purpose in life's experiences. Chaplains minister to individuals on an ecumenical and nondenominational basis and are available to listen and reflect with you on your needs, feelings and personal faith.

Lodging and Travel

Hope Lodge: The American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge​ provides free overnight lodging for adult cancer patients and their caregivers.

Ronald McDonald House: A temporary "home away from home" for patients and families of children receiving medical care at Marshfield Medical Center or Marshfield Clinic. ​

Medical Library

The George E. Magnin Medical Library is open to the general public from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. It is located in the Melvin R. Laird Center. The library features over 460 current periodicals covering subject areas of clinical medicine, general science and computer science, including:

  • Bound volumes, including textbooks for research or checkout.
  • Interlibrary loan
  • Book purchasing
  • Referencing assistance

Oncology Nurse Triage Line

A telephone service for individuals with questions, symptoms or problems associated with their cancer diagnosis or treatment. Calls are handled by certified oncology nurses who work closely with the medical oncologists.

Oncology Social Worker

The Oncology Social Worker can assist with

  • Drafting advance directives​
  • Problem-solving
  • Patient and caregiver support
  • Referral to support services
  • Discussing workplace issues, financial concerns and transportation concerns
  • Referral to support groups
  • Obtaining medical equipment

Psychosocial Support Services

Psychiatrists and clinical psychologists work with your care team to help you cope with the psychological impact of cancer and help treat any emotional symptoms you may have.

​Support Groups

Whether you want to learn more about cancer, share your experience, or simply know that you're not alone, Marshfield Clinic can help. We offer several support groups​, many in conjunction with the American Cancer Society. ​​

Contact us for care

If this is a medical emergency, call 911.

Call: 1-866-520-2510

(Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

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