Patient navigators in Blair, Centre, Clearfield and Huntingdon counties in Pennsylvania are helping patients make ends meet by referring them to the Bob Perks Fund, an organization dedicated to assisting families with cancer patients who are struggling financially.
Cancer survivor Wendy Bechtold is grateful for both the program and the navigator who referred her to it:
I was constantly playing catch-up with my bills at that point. I had no money coming in because I was too sick to work. I am so thankful for the fund and all that it did for me. The program and the patient navigator that told me about it were lifesavers.
Just another reminder that a navigator’s job to help a patient through the care continuum often extends beyond the hospital or doctor’s office.