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Support Services

We know that patients treated in a caring and supportive environment respond more successfully to treatment. This is why Maine Medical Center offers comprehensive services to help patients and their families deal with the impact of cancer.

In addition to a patient navigator who guides patients through the clinical decision-making process, we have an American Cancer Society (ACS) patient navigator who helps patients find and access community resources. Trained in a special ACS program, the patient navigator helps patients with issues including language and cultural barriers; transportation; lack of financial resources; insurance difficulties; and access to support groups, home health, respite care, or hospice. For more information or to make a referral, call (207) 396-8335.

Helping patients and families cope with the stress related to a cancer diagnosis is one of the most important services our oncology social workers can provide. The Cancer Institute’s social workers are Masters-level, trained and licensed clinical social workers who specialize in working with people with cancer. They help patients and their families address issues such as trouble sleeping; worries about the future; medical costs and job concerns; and how to talk with family, friends, and co-workers about their experience. For more information or to make a referral, call (207) 396-8565 or (207) 396-7294.

Two financial counselors are available to provide assistance to patients, including those with:

  • Billing-related questions or concerns
  • Payments to apply to their accounts
  • Requests for help applying for MaineCare or any applicable Federal programs
  • Requests for help processing free-care applications

No appointment is necessary. Patients meet with staff on a first-available basis.

Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM (except between Noon and 12:30 PM)

100 Campus Drive, Suite 121
Scarborough, ME 04070
Phone: (207) 396-6842

When dealing with cancer, many patients prefer the comfort and familiar surroundings of their own home. MaineHealth offers comprehensive home health services such as skilled nursing, health aides, rehabilitation, infusions, pediatric care, palliative care, hospice care and more. Learn more about home health services at MaineHealth.




Maintaining good nutrition during cancer treatment is essential to a positive outcome. A registered dietitian is a specially trained healthcare professional who provides counseling on achieving and maintaining optimal nutrition to better withstand the effects of cancer treatment. For more information, call MMC Cancer Institute Clinical Oncology Dietitian at (207) 396-8524.


We partner with the Dempsey Center to offer programs and services designed to improve the quality of life for individuals and families impacted by cancer. All services are offered at no cost to participants. For more information, call 207-774-2200 (South Portland), 207-795-8250 (Lewiston) or visit For additional information, please visit Other Resources.
Our Cardio-Oncology Program is a joint initiative between Maine Medical Center Cardiovascular Services and MaineHealth Cancer Care Network, which brings together nearly 300 of the most talented cancer care providers. Our cardiologists and oncologists work together to predict, monitor, and manage the effect that cancer treatments have on the heart and cardiovascular system. 

For some patients, getting to and from medical appointments poses a hardship. With the help of the American Cancer Society patient navigator (see above), they can access a variety of programs that provide rides. For more information, call the American Cancer Society patient navigator at (207) 396-8335.

Patient Navigators

The patient navigator is here to make sure you and your family have all the information you need to make the most informed and timely decision about your treatment plan.

Life Beyond Cancer

There are physical, emotional, and practical concerns associated with a cancer diagnosis and its treatment. These issues and concerns can develop while receiving active treatment, immediately following treatment, or years later.