Our social work team works with physicians and staff to help meet the physical and emotional needs of patients and their families. Services include crisis intervention, problem-solving, discharge planning, financial advocacy, as well as helping patients and family members cope with the diagnosis of cancer.
Cancer Related Support Groups
- American Cancer Society – Look Good…Feel Better– Second Monday of the month
This free program helps women facing cancer with the appearance-related side effects of their cancer treatment. A cosmetologist will teach beauty techniques and help with head coverings. Call (303) 912-0211
- Cancer Support – Thursdays, 11 a.m. to noon
For those whose lives have been affected by cancer. Call (208) 625-4926
- Women’s Cancer Wellness – Mondays, noon to 1 p.m.
Held at Kootenai Clinic Cancer Services in Posts Falls, 1440 E Mullan Ave. Call (208) 625-4938
Kootenai Clinic Cancer Services teaches the community about early detection and prevention of cancer. Outreach efforts include working with a variety of health organizations, including Panhandle Health District, Heritage Health, American Cancer Society, and Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
In addition, Cancer Services participates in such organizations as the North Idaho Cancer Advisory Group and the Comprehensive Cancer Alliance of Idaho.
Cancer Services holds annual cancer screening and prevention events that include spot-check skin exams, Pamper Me Pink and Eat to Beat Colon Cancer to demonstrate the importance of early detection. Providers and staff also provide wellness presentations to the community.
The ultimate goal of the cancer registry is to collect data that may help prevent and control cancer and improve outcomes for cancer patients nationwide. Because cancer is a reportable disease by Idaho state law, after you are diagnosed or treated for cancer at Kootenai Clinic, our cancer registry team will track information about your diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship.
After completing cancer treatment, you may receive an annual follow-up letter to check on your health status and frequency of exams and screenings.