Cancer Rehabilitation Services
Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Center
2024 Harrison Avenue, Eureka
3300 Renner Drive, Fortuna
Appointments and information: (707) 441-4454
We are uniquely qualified to offer premium oncology rehabilitation services
to cancer survivors undergoing treatment or living with its aftermath.
Our program has been created to help survivors physically and emotionally
heal from the side-effects of treatments. We provide our patients with
the most comprehensive rehabilitation care available and all of our services
are reimbursable by most health insurance providers.
We are committed to helping you reach optimal recovery
A cancer diagnosis can be traumatic, and so can life-saving treatments.
Chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery can harm health and cause
serious medical problems that interfere with daily function and well-being.
Survivors are commonly plagued with symptoms such as fatigue, weakness,
insomnia, memory loss, fear, anxiety and depression. St. Joseph Health
offers important physical and psychological rehabilitation to survivors
so they can recover more quickly and more completely than they would otherwise.
Whether you're newly diagnosed or long finished with treatment, we can help
We serve all survivors in need, whether they are beginning treatment, finished
with treatment, or experiencing late effects or unresolved issues from
long-ago treatment. Our program is open to everyone no matter the prognosis,
cancer stage or phase of recovery. Newly diagnosed patients may want to
increase their strength and endurance and prevent future medical problems;
survivors living with cancer as a chronic disease may come to us for help
managing treatment-related conditions; and individuals who are cured or
in remission may enroll in our program with the goal of boosting their
immune systems so that they can heal as well as possible.
Our highly trained medical staff awaits you
Our rehabilitation care, based on conventional medicine, is offered to
patients by a knowledgeable and sensitive medical staff, specially trained
to treat survivors of all forms of cancer. They are medical experts at
the top of their fields and comprise a variety of disciplines:
- physical therapists
- occupational therapists
- speech and swallowing therapists
- registered dieticians and nutritionists
- mental health professionals
When evaluating your needs we look at the "big picture"
Rather than using a "problem-oriented" approach and tackle each
health issue as it arises, we address the full spectrum of post-cancer
care. When evaluating a patient, in addition to focusing on his or her
health conditions and symptoms, we take into consideration: diet, sleep
issues, existing pain, endurance, strength, exercise habits and emotional outlook.
We offer you a personalized rehab plan with an interdisciplinary approach
After undergoing a thorough evaluation by a physician, a "team"
of medical specialists is assigned to each patient according to his or
her individual needs. The health care "team" creates a personalized
rehabilitation plan, with the goals of increasing strength and energy,
alleviating pain, improving physical functioning, achieving emotional
balance and boosting the immune system. Each team member provides his
or her expert medical guidance, training, encouragement and support, for
the duration of the program.