Minnesota Oncology

Resource List for Patients

FIRST CALL FOR HELP651-291-0211

A referral source for people with various issues – Common needs they refer for are help with rent, utilities, etc.

SENIOR LINKAGE LINE612-333-2433

 

An information and referral line for seniors and/or disabled people.  Provides referrals for such things as Meals on Wheels, homemaker services, transportation, home health care, etc.

METRO MOBILITY:  651-602-1111

 

Assists patients with transportation and from appointments.  Eligibility for this program requires the patient to complete and mail in the Americans with Disabilities Act application.  Fees for rides range from $2.00 to $2.50 each way.  Wheel chair accessible

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION:  1-800-772-1213

 

Call to apply for Social Security disability, supplemental security income, and for information on available programs.   When you call this number an operator will schedule an appointment to determine specific programs for which you may be eligible. www.ssa.gov

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY:  1-800-ACS-2345

 

This national number will supply patients and families with a local number.  The local number will put you in touch with a navigator who is an expert on ACS services.  Common services include:  transportation, home medical equipment (provided free of charge) and referrals to many support groups.

CANCER SURVIVORS NETWORK:  1-877-333-4673  

(HOPE)

 

A 24-hour hotline for patients and caregivers, as a service of the American Cancer Society.  Provides recorded discussions from cancer survivors on a variety of topics.

HANDICAPPED PERMITS:  651-297-3377

 

Cost is $5.00 and requires a physician’s signature.

You can also ask your clinic nurse for an application form.

MINNESOTA HOSPICE ORGANIZATION:  651-659-0423

 

Provides referrals, educates caregivers and does hospice training for the public

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE, ALTERNATIVE CARE, CADI AND OTHER PROGRAMS: Contact County Social Services

 

Anoka County (763) 422-7200/7201

Carver County (952) 361-1600

Chisago County (651) 213-5202

Dakota County (651) 554-5611

Hennepin County (612) 596-8500

Ramsey County (651) 266-4444

Scott County (952) 445-7751