Programs for patients, from cancer screening to treatment to survivorship help.

Nurse Navigators

Nurse navigators can schedule a cancer screening for your patients — whether they have insurance or not. These registered nurses are available at hospitals throughout the state:

  • Bayhealth Medical Center: 302-566-1202
  • Beebe Medical Center: 302-297-8342
  • Christiana Care Health System: 302-261-8719
  • Nanticoke Health Services: 302-604-5243 ext. 3765
  • Saint Francis Hospital: 302-504-6732

Screening for Life offers free screenings for breast, cervical, colorectal, lung, and prostate cancer.

Patients are eligible if they:

  • Are Delaware residents
  • Have health insurance that doesn’t cover screenings
  • Are between 18 and 64 years old and not eligible for Medicaid
  • Are 65 years of age or older and do not qualify for Medicare
  • Meet income guidelines
  • Are not eligible for health insurance

Patients can call 302-744-1040 or 2-1-1 toll-free for more information.


Cancer Care Coordinators

These specially trained health professionals can give your patients practical help, lend emotional support, and locate the services they need to fight cancer. Services are free to Delaware residents. Patients should contact the nearest hospital to access navigator services:

  • Bayhealth Medical Center: 302-321-6302
  • Beebe Medical Center: 302-387-4178
  • Christiana Care Health System: 302-407-0731
  • Nanticoke Health Services: 302-526-1332 ext. 2577
  • Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children: 302-289-0517
  • Saint Francis Hospital: 302-715-0876
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center: 302-725-4434 ext. 4702

Delaware Cancer Treatment Program

Patients who’ve been diagnosed with cancer may be eligible for assistance with covering cancer treatment costs. The program is available to Delaware residents who:

  • Were residents of Delaware when diagnosed with cancer
  • Were diagnosed with cancer on or after July 1, 2004
  • Have no comprehensive health insurance or whose maximum out-of-pocket expenses are more than 15 percent of their income (does not include premiums)
  • Do not receive benefits through the Medicaid Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program
  • Meet income guidelines (up to 650 percent of the federal poverty level)
  • Are not eligible for health insurance

Patients can call 800-996-9969 to apply, or 2-1-1 toll-free for more information, or your office can provide an application to them.


Cancer Thriving and Surviving Program

This program will provide those affected by cancer with tools they need to live a healthier life. Through weekly sessions, the workshop provides support for continuing normal daily activities and dealing with the emotions that cancer may bring about.

Patients can sign up for a program in their area.

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