Cancer Care Resources and Support

Kaiser Permanente supports you in a variety of ways during and after cancer treatment. Members can call our Resource Line to find other support services in their communities.

Support Groups and Classes

Cancer support groups and classes are offered at various Kaiser Permanente clinics to help people cope during cancer treatment. 

Classes and Support Groups

Living Well With Chronic Conditions Workshop

Thanks to treatment advances, many cancer patients are living longer as cancer survivors. As a survivor, you may need to make changes to your lifestyle to stay healthy and on track with your doctor's recommendations.

This six-week workshop helps people with ongoing health issues learn skills to manage their health and improve their quality of life. Leaders are specially trained volunteers who have chronic health conditions themselves. Participants learn about nutrition, stress management, positive thinking, exercise, and more. Many say one of the most valuable things about the workshop is the support they get from each other.

Find a workshop at Kaiser Permanente medical offices clinics or participate online.

Living Well With Chronic Conditions

Nutrition Services 

Nutritionists can help you prepare for cancer treatment. They suggest foods that are easy to tolerate and help ensure you get the nutrition you need. Ask your doctor for a referral.

Social Work Services

Kaiser Permanente social workers can help you manage the day-to-day and long term challenges of living with cancer, including finding services or resources. Talk to your doctor or health team about a referral.

Behavioral Health Services

Our counselors can help with the stress, tension, and depression that may result from a cancer diagnosis. Help is available for you, a couple, or within the family. Find a location to make an appointment:

Behavioral Health Services

Consulting Nurse Service

If you're a patient at Kaiser Permanente medical offices, you can talk with one of our nurses about a symptom or side effect of cancer treatment. You can reach a nurse 24/7 — anytime, day or night. The nurses have access to your medical records, so they know your most recent treatments and conditions.

Consulting Nurse Service

Member Services

Our Member Services staff can help you with questions about health plan coverage. Is a second opinion fully covered? Where might I have surgery? What would my cost share be? Call 1-888-901-4636 during standard business hours.

Member Services

Speech, Language, & Learning Services

Speech/language pathologists can evaluate and treat any speech or swallowing problems you may have after treatment. Your doctor can make a referral.

Physical Therapy 

If you've had surgery as part of your cancer treatment, you may need physical  therapy, available at most Kaiser Permanente medical offices locations. A physical therapist will evaluate your needs and develop a program for you. Your doctor can make a referral.  

Resource Line

Kaiser Permanente's Resource Line can direct you to other services and support within your community. Do you need a ride to treatment appointments, information about wigs because of hair loss, looking for financial assistance? Call 1-800-992-2279 during standard business hours or send an e-mail.

Resource Line