Patient Resources

Advance Directives

For an explanation or to complete the following forms, please call the Pastoral Care Department at 440-827-5031 to arrange an appointment.

Living Will (PDF)

Healthcare Power of Attorney (Ohio) (PDF)

Survivorship Planning during and after cancer treatment.

Home Care List and Hospice List are available in the University Hospitals St. John Medical Center Social Services Department. During the week, call 440-827-5033 and ask to speak with the social worker. Community Outreach: Rachel Kelch, LSW, 440-925-0010

Informational Services:


American Cancer Society (ACS)
Cuyahoga County Office:
10501 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106
More cancer information on the internet (American Cancer Society)

Y-Me National Breast Cancer Organization
24-hour Hotline: 800-221-2141

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Pink Link, Breast Cancer Survivor Support
Phone: 310-995-5204
Fax: 310-476-7595

Cancer Information

Clinical Trial Information

National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Cleaning For A Reason
Helping women with cancer through professional house cleanings


University Hospitals
Seidman Cancer Center Westlake
960 Clague Road
Westlake, OH 44145

Clinical Trials
at Seidman Cancer Center

UH St. John Medical Center Community Outreach
Lydia Gadd
29160 Center Ridge Road, Suite R
Westlake, OH 44070

UH St. John Medical Center
Certified Breast Health Coordinator
Joyce Forristell, CBPN-IC
29000 Center Ridge Road
Westlake, OH 44145
T: 440-827-5459
P: 440-303-0113

UH St. John Medical Center Pastoral Care
29000 Center Ridge Road
Westlake, OH 44145

Financial Assistance:

First Call for Help
Cuyahoga County: 216-436-2000, or 211
Lorain County: 800-275-6106
Sponsored by the United Way and free of charge, this service provides information and referrals to individuals in need of assistance with basic needs such as utilities.

Health Access Case Manager
Rachel Kelch, LSW, MSW
UH SJMC – Community Outreach
29160 Center Ridge Road, Suite R
Westlake, OH 44070
UH St. John Medical Center’s Health Access Case Manager, Rachel Kelch, LSW, MSW, is able to assist individuals that who are uninsured or underinsured and/or have difficulty affording their prescriptions and overall health care needs.

For individuals that meet income eligibility, Medicaid can provide health insurance/coverage, disability assistance, cash assistance and food assistance.
For an application contact:
The Department of Jobs and Family Services
Cuyahoga County: 216-987-7000
Lorain County: 440-323-5726

Kidney Foundation of Ohio
1370 West 6th Street Suite 201
Cleveland, OH 44113
Offers direct aid to individuals with a kidney diagnosis, including monetary aid, mileage reimbursement, empowering aid, education and medical grants.

Lymphoma Research Foundation
Offers financial assistance and support services for individuals receiving therapy. This may include assistance with wigs, transportation, peer support, email and letter programs.

JD Breast Cancer Foundation
75 Public Square Suite 920
Cleveland, OH 44113
This is a non-profit organization that assists younger women through support group meetings, educational information, referrals to services for family members, information and referral for ancillary services and financial aid.

Breast & Cervical Cancer Project (BCCP)
The project provides education, screening, re-screening, diagnostics and case management related to breast and cervical cancer.

North Coast Health Ministry
North Coast Health Ministry is a faith-based free clinic providing healthcare services to low-income individuals in western Cuyahoga and eastern Lorain counties.

Lorain County Free Clinic
3323 Pearl Avenue
Lorain, OH 44055
Phone: 440-277-6641
Fax: 440-277-5160
The Lorain County Free Clinic aids the medically uninsured seeking access to quality health care.

Cancer Support Groups/Education:

Westside Cancer Support Groups
Support groups held at UH St. John Medical Center Community Outreach, Westlake, Ohio.
*Please consult the UH St. John Medical Center web site for specific meeting times:
New Community Outreach link (under Community Outreach)

Reach to Recovery
Provides support and information to individuals diagnosed with breast cancer. Breast cancer survivors volunteer to share and support newly diagnosed individuals through their treatment and recovery (informational sheet is included).

Bereavement and Grief Support

Hospice of the Western Reserve

Crossroads Hospice

Man to Man
800-ACS-2345 (800-227-2345)
Prostate cancer education and support program that assists men and their families cope with prostate cancer.

The Gathering Place
800 Sharon Drive
Westlake, OH 44145
A caring community helping individuals and families touched by cancer through programs and services provided free of charge.

Educational Reading Material

ACS Bookstore

Breast Prostheses and Accessories

Venous Systems
5734 Ridge Road
Parma, OH 44129
888-280-0090 (toll free)

Next to Me Intimate Apparel
8920 Mentor Avenue
Mentor, OH 44060
866-820-2727 (toll free)

KMH Home Health Care
6083 State Road
Parma, OH 44134

A Woman’s Place
At Discount Drug Mart
800-434-9400 ext. 5048

Klein’s Orthopedic & Medical Equipment
2015 State Road
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223

Jeunique International
c/o Maria V. Pabon
4150 Sequoia Drive
Medina, OH 44256

Ida Joy Mastectomy Shoppe
6688 Ridge Rd Suite 1230
Parmatown Professional Building
Parma, OH 44129

Accucare Home Medical Equipment
26997 Center Ridge Road
Westlake, OH 44145

B & B Company Inc.
2417 Bank Drive Suite 201
PO Box 5731 Dept #C492
Boise, Idaho 83705

Elegant Essentials
3637 Medina Rd Suite 130
Medina, OH 44256

Fitting Room, Inc.
1320 Cooper Foster Park Rd W #B
Lorain, OH 44053

Hastings Professional Medical Equipment
3736 Rocky River Drive (At Kamm’s Plaza)
Cleveland, OH 44111
800-446-4607 (toll free)

Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics
29101 Health Campus Drive
Building 2, Suite 104
Westlake, OH 44145

Ladies First Inc.
PO Box 4400
Salem, Oregon 97302

Wig List

A Beau Monde Salon (Free wigs to women with cancer diagnosis)
1176 Milan Avenue
Amherst, OH 44001

Belleza Salon and Spa (Free Wigs)
5172 Leavitt Road
Lorain, OH 44053

Fitting Room, Inc. (Free wig to cancer patient with a financial need)
1320 Cooper Foster Park Rd W #B
Lorain, OH 44053

Gina’s Salon & Wigs (Wigs – reduced cost)
17303 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, OH 44107

VCS Salon and Spa (Free Wigs)
410 South Court Street
Medina, OH 44256

Shades of Red Hair Salon/Spa (Free Wigs)
2062 South Taylor Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

Angel Hair Salon (Free Wigs)
6378 North Ridge Road
Madison, OH 44057

Sharon’s Boutique
5231 Warrensville Center Road
Maple Heights, OH 44137

Hair Options (discount to cancer patients in chemotherapy)
23850 Commerce Park Rd
Beachwood, OH 44122

Hair, There and Everywhere (Discounts on wigs and some free services for cancer patients in active treatment)
32801 Vine Street
Willowick, OH 44095

Compliments 4 Hair Salon (Free wigs)
14606 W. Park Street
Burton, OH 44021

MetroHealth Hair Care Center (Free wigs to cancer patients who are being treated at MetroHealth Medical Center)
Hammond Building Room 714
2500 Metro Health Drive
Cleveland, OH 44109

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