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Supportive Care Services

Patient navigators

When you come to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) for your treatment, we are here to not only treat your disease but to also make sure you are supported throughout your care. Clinical patient navigators can help you and your family “navigate” through SCCA and provide community resources at any point. 

Patient navigator A person who helps guide a patient through the health care system. This includes help going through the screening, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of a medical condition, such as cancer. A person who helps guide a patient through the health care system. This includes help going through the screening, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of a medical condition, such as cancer. A patient navigator helps patients communicate with their health care providers so they get the information they need to make decisions about their care. Patient navigators may help patients set up appointments for physician visits and medical tests and get financial, legal and social support. They may also work with insurance companies, employers, case managers, lawyers and others who may have an effect on a patient’s health care needs. Also called a patient advocate.
SCCA Patient Navigators
phone (206) 606-1076
Contact us to schedule an appointment with a patient navigator. You may also ask your nurse or provider for a referral to the clinical patient navigation team.

Cancer affects many areas of your life, including finances, employment, relationships and daily routines. Patient navigators are culturally sensitive staff who are here to help guide you through your time at SCCA, so you can focus on taking care of yourself. They help with medical transportation and lodging, financial and insurance concerns, medication co-pays and other practical issues when people face a cancer diagnosis. Patient navigators identify local and national resources to address these needs while offering information and emotional support.

How we support you

When you contact our team, we will talk with you to figure out your needs and connect you with supportive resources. The service is free for patients, families and caregivers.

We offer:

  • Practical assistance such as transportation, lodging and social services
  • Cultural bridging to help you communicate with your providers
  • Help finding support groups, classes and other programs
  • Resources to work through financial, job‑related and insurance concerns
  • Guidance navigating the health care system, and much more
Patient navigator A person who helps guide a patient through the health care system. This includes help going through the screening, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of a medical condition, such as cancer. A person who helps guide a patient through the health care system. This includes help going through the screening, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of a medical condition, such as cancer. A patient navigator helps patients communicate with their health care providers so they get the information they need to make decisions about their care. Patient navigators may help patients set up appointments for physician visits and medical tests and get financial, legal and social support. They may also work with insurance companies, employers, case managers, lawyers and others who may have an effect on a patient’s health care needs. Also called a patient advocate.