Oncology Nurse Navigators and Patient Navigator

Cancer treatment can be complex and sometimes overwhelming for you and your family. Premier Health’s oncology nurse navigators will use their in-depth knowledge of cancer care to guide you through your journey and ensure your experience is as smooth as possible.

What Role Does a Nurse Navigator Play In Cancer Care?

A nurse navigator is an important point of contact during cancer treatment, helping with:

Education. A navigator may teach you about:

  • Phases of treatment
  • What you can expect
  • Potential side effects
  • Medications

Barriers. A navigator may connect you with care partners to help eliminate barriers like:  

  • Difficult-to-schedule appointments
  • Access to transportation and lodging
  • Insurance and financial issues

Resources. A navigator may put you in touch with hospital and community resources like:

Are Premier Health Nurse Navigators Specially Trained?

Our oncology nurse navigators are knowledgeable about the best practices in cancer care, and they incorporate these as they work closely with you and other cancer team members.

Many navigators have advanced degrees in nursing and specific certifications for oncology care.

American Cancer Society Patient Navigator

To provide additional support to you and others who have cancer – no matter what type of cancer you have – Premier Health has an American Cancer Society (ACS) patient navigator. Although not a nurse, she is trained by the ACS and Premier Health to connect you to resources both within the Premier Health system and through the ACS national database.

The ACS patient navigator assists people at all Premier Health locations. She makes valuable connections to programs like the Wig Boutique, local lodging, medication assistance, online emotional support, and other local support services.

Contact Us

Our cancer team is here for you. Our cancer specialists have access to nationally recognized cancer care protocols and best practices, since Premier Health is a certified member of MD Anderson Cancer Network®, a program of MD Anderson Cancer Center. Our patients benefit from advanced local care backed by the world-renowned expertise of the nation’s leading cancer center. 

Call the Premier Health cancer hotline at (844) 316-HOPE(844) 316-4673 (4673), Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., to connect with a Premier Health cancer navigator.