“Cancer tests can be scary but they’re so kind and friendly that I stay calm. I know that they’ll take great care of me no matter what the results are.”
Sam plays an important role in your care. She is like the conductor of an orchestra. She brings all the pieces together to make sure everyone on the team is on the same page. She guides you and your family through the treatment process so you focus on healing. Sam will:
- Answer questions and provide information about financial resources, support groups, transportation, psychological support, wellness services and more
- Ensure and coordinate timely access to appropriate care
- Identify barriers to care and find resources for you
- Empower the entire team to provide the best care possible
- Be a friend who will hold your hand through your journey
Kara is one of the first team members you’ll meet. She’s here to make sure your financial questions are answered and concerns addressed. Whether you are insured or uninsured, we are committed to making sure you get the care you need regardless of your ability to pay. You may receive care at no cost or reduced cost if you qualify. Kara will assist you with:
- Charity applications
- Your financial account information
- Your financial responsibility and co-pay
- Financial adjustments
Transportation & Housing
In Lander-Riverton we have Help for Health and a local Blue Envelope Health Fund volunteer van service available. Some doctor’s appointments or treatments may take longer than the Lander-Riverton van layover so it may be necessary to drive or make overnight accommodations. Vans are not wheelchair accessible.
If you need to make overnight accommodations or arrangements for your stay during treatment, we will provide you a list of commercial hotels/motels. In Casper, another alternative might be Masterson Place. At Masterson Place rooms are available for families and extended stays. A van service will transport you and your family to Wyoming Medical Center and Rocky Mountain Oncology Center. If you are medically handicapped (what does this mean??), some local assisted living centers may offer temporary rooms to rent.
Rocky Mountain Oncology Center is a spacious, comfortable, state-of-the-art 19,000 square foot center that not only offers excellence in medicine but an environment of comfort and retreat.
The Community Resource Room is an oasis set up for our patients, families and friends to read while relaxing in one of the 2 massage chairs, sitting by our stone fireplace while watching television, enjoy access to internet communications, kitchen amenities or enjoying a light snack while waiting when undergoing treatment. The room features scenic etched glass windows, bright natural sunlight and an atmosphere of peace that helps heal the spirit while modern technology and medicine manage the disease.
We gladly supply a variety of snacks and beverages to our patients. If you will be staying over the lunch hour, please feel free to bring a sack lunch, have someone else bring in lunch, or choose from our light food selection.
In addition to the Community Resource Room, RMOC has a new resource center available to our patients and staff. The area is secluded, comfortable and overlooks a panoramic vista that soothes the spirit as well as inspires a focus of wellbeing. The area includes reading materials, pamphlets and books on coping with cancer. It also contains literature on nutrition and exercise for cancer patients to be used in conjunction with modern treatments. A fitness area is also available to our cancer patients and includes two elliptical trainers, two stationary bicycles and isometric weight training. A massage therapist has been added to our staff and is available to patients two days per week.