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Patient Support Services at The Queen's Medical Center

We strive to ensure that your care is coordinated and convenient for you, and that you will have available all the services you will need beyond your cancer treatments. 


Acupuncture is safe, effective, relaxing and painless. This practice is used to help with cancer care side effects, including but not limited to:

Healing Through Art

With your gift of $50 or more to benefit the Queen’s Cancer Center, you will receive a boxed set of eight note cards* featuring the artwork of cancer survivors from the Healing Through Art program at Queen’s. Make a gift

The Queen’s Medical Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit health care provider.

*While supplies last.

Art pieces made by cancer survivor's at Queen's Hospitals.

Healing Through Art is a program of The Queen’s Cancer Center that helps patients meet the challenges of diagnosis, treatment and survivorship by exploring their own creativity. Caregivers and staff are also welcome to participate.

Lymphedema Clinic

Outpatient therapy in the Women’s Health Center treats lymphedema, post breast cancer conditions, incontinence, pelvic pain, osteoporosis, pregnancy and postpartum-related problems.

Breast cancer patients and survivors can learn more from our physical therapists in a one-hour session, 1st Thursday of each month from 1:00 – 2:00 pm at the Women’s Health Center. Call 808-691-7117 to register. If a Saturday appointment is preferred, please call 808-691-7729 to make an appointment.

Navigation Services

Our Priority is You

Dedicated to providing you with personalized care to address your unique challenges, patient navigators help you and your family every step of the way to make sure you are not alone. In conjunction with your medical team, we help you plot a course for your journey with us.

How We Can Help

Familiar with your treatment timeline, treatment and systems, specialty trained patient navigators work with your medical team to help you access quality health care and circumvent barriers impeding on your ability to adhere to treatment recommendations.

Our nationally recognized, award-winning program will help you:

  • Set up appointments
  • Coordinate transportation
  • Reserve travel and lodging
  • Facilitate access to financial assistance
  • Connect with community resources and education materials
  • Share support group and class information
  • Facilitate access to interpreter services
  • Refer to other support team members

Contact a Patient Navigator

A referral to our patient navigators can be made by you, your physician, nurse, social worker, medical assistant, family, friends, or other health care professionals. Contact us at: 808-691-8773.

Pet Therapy

Scientific research has shown that a patient’s interaction with an animal can provide positive physical and emotional benefits. It can reduce stress levels and invoke a sense of well-being.

The Facility Dog Program acts as a catalyst to motivate patients to help themselves. A patient will happily take a dog for a walk, or throw the animal a ball, forgetting the pain for a little while and moving closer to going home.

Benefits of this type of animal-assisted therapy include motivating patients to:

Our Facility Dogs and owners are trained and certified. The dogs brighten the day for just about everyone including patients, visitors and staff alike.

Queen’s works with Assistance Dogs of Hawaii, a nonprofit organization that provides children and adults with disabilities and hospitals with professionally trained dogs that ensures both the animal and handler have successfully completed pet therapy training.

Queen’s also employs comfort pets through Volunteer Services and is equipped with a Security Dog unit specifically at The Queen’s Medical Center – West Oahu campus.

Rehabilitation Services

The Queen’s Medical Center provides inpatient and outpatient Rehabilitation Services to reduce pain and improve patient mobility and function. The clinical specialty-trained team utilizes a patient-centric methodology that prioritizes patient access to therapists and provides one-on-one care in the following areas:

Therapists teach patients how to prevent or manage conditions to achieve long-term health benefits, and reduce or eliminate the need for long-term use of prescription medications and their side effects, by incorporating the best evidence-based practices into patient care plans.

Social Services

Our masters-level trained and licensed social workers provide counseling for patients who have been diagnosed with cancer. We help answer their questions, as well as address feelings that could include being lonely, sad or worried. We help plan for the future, and work with patient navigators to provide education and access to community resources.

As creative problem solvers, we work as a team with the physicians, nurses, navigators and other medical professionals to provide services that benefit the individual as a whole, not just the diagnosis.

Our services benefit patients, families, physicians, nurses, ancillary departments, hospital employees, visitors, students and our community.

Clinical Services Provided:

Spiritual Services

Chaplains serving at The Queen’s Medical Center provide spiritual and emotional care support to patients, their loved ones and the entire health care team 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

While religion is one way that spirituality is expressed, the term “spirituality” is much broader, addressing the ways that people connect to the divine, to self and to others to create meaning in their lives.

Support Groups

Queen’s offers a number of groups and classes for patients, their families and caregivers to manage the effects of cancer and cancer treatment. 


For pain or side effects from cancer treatment. Also available for patients with other conditions.
Women’s Health Center. Call 808-691-3739

Artist in Residence for All Cancer Survivors

Art therapy for all cancer survivors and their caregivers.
Call 808-691-8984 

Caregiver Support Group

Supports the needs to caregivers to help them keep a balanced lifestyle.
Third Wednesday of each month. Call 808-691-8984 

Head & Neck Support Group

Warriors battling cancer of the brain, mouth, throat, thyroid and esophagus
Third Wednesday of each month. Call 808-691-8984 

GI Cancer Support

A support group for patients with gastrointestinal cancer.
First Thursday of each month. Call 808-691-8984

I Can Cope: Cancer Nutrition During and After Cancer Treatment

Learn about special nutrition needs from a Registered Dietitian
Fourth Thursday of each month. Call 808-691-8984  

Look Good, Feel Better

Beauty professionals help with make-up, skin, nail and hair care for women facing cancer. 
Call 808-691-8984 for more information. 

Lung Cancer Support Group

Survivors share and help one another cope with the difficulties the disease can cause.
Fourth Monday of each month. Call 808-691-8984

Lymphedema Screening Clinic

For all cancer patients, including breast cancer patients, and their families.
Women’s Health Center. Call for initial assessment: 808-691-7117