Quincy Medical Group, along with other organizations and businesses in our community, offer support and resources to help you. This list does not encompass all of the programs and offerings available to you. Please talk to one of your care team members for additional options.
Under Construction: Building Yourself Up During and After Cancer (Support Group)
When you or someone you love is affected by cancer, support is important. Quincy Medical Group offers a free support group for patients, caregivers, and loved ones. This support group provides a safe place to share emotions, understanding, and resources. Each group is moderated by Quincy Medical Group’s Care Management social workers.
Good nutrition is important throughout your treatment. Eating the right kinds of foods before, during and after cancer treatment can help you feel better and lessen the severity of treatment side effects. A registered dietitian is available at the Cancer Institute to offer guidance on navigating taste changes, food sensitivities, and gastrointestinal side effects associated with treatment. In addition, the dietitian is here to help you make informed choices about your health, answer your nutrition-related questions, and help you to achieve and maintain good health. For more information, speak with your QMG dietitian.
Quincy Medical Group Foundation
The Quincy Medical Group Foundation was established in 2007 as a way to give back to the communities we live in and to support our patients. When you’re faced with a cancer diagnosis, your priority is often your health. Often times, medical needs and expenses can cause a hardship and our foundation is here to support you. The following two programs specifically support oncology patients. For more information on these programs, please speak with our QMG social worker.
- Oncology Patient Assistance Fund
The Oncology Patient Assistance Fund is designated for short-term assistance to help support basic living expenses outside of your medical needs. This assistance is for patients currently undergoing treatment. We are able to assist with needs such as mortgage/rent, utility bills, gas (through gas cards), groceries (through grocery gift cards), car payments, and phone bills.
- Moments that Matter
When overwhelmed by medical needs and expenses, you may set aside things and experiences that bring you joy. Moments that Matter seeks to change that by granting bucket list wishes. Any patient with a life-limiting, terminal illness may be granted a Moments that Matter wish, regardless of where they are receiving care or even if they’ve decided to forgo active treatment to focus on comfort and quality of life. Our goal is to grant as many of these wishes as possible for patients, without limits, to make every moment as individualized and perfect as possible.
The Beyond Shop
While undergoing cancer treatment, you may experience hair loss or other side effects that can be difficult emotionally. The Beyond Shop offers products and services designed for your unique needs. Offering a comfortable, private space for you and your friends or family, The Beyond Shop is available to all patients currently undergoing treatment. Your Care Navigator will guide you one-on-one through the shop and help you with the items and information you need. Services and products available include:
- Head coverings
- Esthetician services
- Mastectomy support pillows
- Port Pillows
- Breast prosthetics
- Supportive bras
Lymphedema Screening and Treatment
Our physical therapy department has two certified lymphedema therapists who offer lymphedema screenings and treatment. To schedule an appointment, please call (217) 228-2323. Our women’s health navigator can also provide a screening 4 to 6 weeks following surgery.
Road to Recovery
For patients needing transportation for treatments, such as chemotherapy, radiation, and dialysis at the hospital, call the American Cancer Society at (800) 227-2345 for more information.
Quincy Hospitality House
1129 Oak Street
The Quincy Hospitality House provides affordable temporary lodging for patients receiving health care in Quincy and for their loved ones.
Hotels and Lodging
The American Cancer Society, in a cooperative effort with hotels across the country, provides overnight accommodations to cancer patients who must travel for outpatient treatment and need assistance with lodging. For more information, speak with our social worker.
The Silhouette Shoppe
117 North 6th Street
The Silhouette Shoppe in Quincy carries many mastectomy products including swim wear. They are accredited and have two certified mastectomy bra fitters. The Silhouette Shoppe is not a Medicaid provider or a PPO provider.
Macomb Medical Equipment and Supply
531 Grant Street
Macomb Medical Equipment and Supply has mastectomy products available. A certified mastectomy bra fitter is available by appointment only on Wednesdays.
Additional Resources and Information
Our social worker can provide additional support and resources. Please contact them at (217) 277-4070.