The Cancer Resource Guide of North Central Florida

Community Resources

Alachua County Housing Programs

Funding is available for homeowners residing in the County, outside of Gainesville, for emergency repairs involving roof, well or septic, electrical hazards or accessibility repairs.

We also have down payment/closing cost assistance through the SHIP program for first-time homebuyers.
Contact:
Alachua County Department of Growth Management Housing Programs
twebster@alachuacounty.us
352‑337‑6283
10 SW 2nd Avenue, 1st Floor
Gainesville, FL 32601

Alachua County Social Services

Alachua County Social Services is committed to helping all Alachua County citizens reach or return to a state of self-sufficiency by providing temporary assistance through a variety of sustainability programs. Citizens must meet Core Eligibility Guidelines and fall within established limits of the annual Federal Poverty Level. Programs include AlachuaCares Health Services (Primary Care, Outpatient Diagnostics, Prescription Assistance, Medical Supplies, Vision Exams and Eyeglasses) and Sustainability Programs (Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention, Utilities Assistance, Public Transportation). Contact:
cso@alachuacounty.us
(352) 264‑6750
218 SE 24th St
Gainesville, FL 32641

Cancer Community Engagement Research Program (cCERP)

HealthStreet is a community engagement program with the University of Florida with a mission to improve the health of our community and reduce health and cancer disparities. The cCERP initiative assists those diagnosed with cancer find resources and studies that suit their needs and personally connect them with research coordinators. We also offer transportation if needed to the study visits. Contact:
Cheri Knecht
cesk04@ufl.edu
352‑294‑4882
2401 SW Archer Road

Creative For Health Studio: Arts and Writing Workshops for People Affected by Cancer (Funded by the LIVESTRONG Foundation)

The Arts in Medicine program will use the funding to launch Creative For Health Studio, free weekly arts and writing workshops for both those in and outside of the cancer community. The workshops will be led by artist in residence, Dylan Klempner, who will collaborate each week with artists and writers from across the Gainesville community and beyond. Over the course of the program, participants will paint, sculpt, write, dance, and sing in a fun and supportive environment. Contact:
Dylan Klempner
dklempner@arts.ufl.edu
352‑733‑0880
ElderCare of Alachua County Senior Recreation Center,
5701 NW 34th Blvd., Gainesville, FL, 32653
(352) 265-9040

Deliver the Dream Retreat

Deliver the Dream provides free retreat weekends to families who have a parent or child living with a serious illness or crisis. On a Deliver the Dream retreat families will be involved in structured scheduling and psychosocial activities such as recreation, art, play and drama based therapies. These activities are designed to have a positive outcome that transforms their coping skills; improves communication between their family; and strengthens their bonds between each family and each family member. This therapeutic weekend will also provide them with resources and an opportunity to network with other families dealing with a similar situation. Contact:
Rebecca Hahessy
Rebecca.Hahessy@deliverthedream.org
954‑564‑3512
3223 NW 10th Terrace
Suite 602
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Florida Organic Growers

Florida Organic Growers (FOG) offers SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly food stamps) recipients the opportunity to use their benefits to purchase food at two farmers markets in Alachua County: the Saturday Alachua County Farmers Market and the Wednesday Union Street Farmers Market. Debit/Credit capabilities are also available.

WHO CAN USE THIS SERVICE?
EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) technology allows those with SNAP benefits (food stamps) to use their EBT cards at the farmers markets to purchase acceptable items.

Those who wish to use debit or credit cards will also be able to use their cards at the market.

HOW DOES IT WORK?
The project uses a token system to enable customers with EBT, Debit or Credit Cards to shop at the farmers markets. Here’s how it works:

1. A customer swipes the EBT, Debit or Credit card at the central POS terminal and enters the PIN.
2. The FOG staff enters the amount of tokens requested into the terminal.
3. Once the transaction is approved, the customer is given a transaction receipt and tokens.
4. The customer then uses the tokens at any participating vendor’s stand.

WHEN ARE THE FARMERS MARKETS?
The Union Street Farmers Market runs every Wednesday from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.
The Alachua County Farmers Market is every Saturday from 8:30am to 1:00pm.

WHY SHOULD I SHOP AT THE FARMERS MARKET?
A diet consisting of at least five servings (2 to 3 cups) of fruits and vegetables daily decreases the risk of heart disease, stroke, obesity, diabetes and certain cancers. Those who consume eight or more servings are 22 percent less likely to die from heart disease than those who consume three or fewer servings a day. Buying from a farmers market means you’re able to purchase food often picked within a couple days of the market date, so its nutritional quality is still high, and it oftentimes hasn’t traveled across the country using valuable fuel resources. It also means your dollar is going back into the local economy, helping the farmers and other business owners in the community.

WHAT ELSE WILL BE OFFERED?
The on-site FOG market booth will be an informational and education hub, with community resources on gardening, nutrition, cooking, community events and opportunities. It will also provide a place where people can learn how to enroll in SNAP.
Contact:
Van Tran
van@foginfo.org
(352) 377‑6355
P.O. Box 12311, Gainesville, FL 32604

Gainesville, Florida Multiple Myeloma Support & Networking Group

Our mission is to support each other as Patients, Survivors, Caregivers, Family, and Friends in a friendly relaxed environment. We welcome all new members from any surrounding counties. We frequently have Oncology guest speakers, who keeps the group provided on new technology in the treatment of Multiple Myeloma. March is Multiple Myeloma Action Month and we now have an annual seminar
in the month of march. Please come for a visit, and we hope you become an member.
Contact:
Linda Stegall Henry
lshenry@embarqmail.com
352‑529‑7050
Meets 2nd Monday of the Month
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Cancer Center @ NFRMC Community Room
6420 NW Newberry Road
Gainesville, Florida 32605

Mesothelioma Guide

Mesothelioma Guide provides information to patients with mesothelioma and their families. Mesothelioma is a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Generally, it affects 3,000 people in the United States per year. It affects the lining of the lungs, abdomen, and heart. By offering material on the causes and risk factors associated with mesothelioma, treatment options that are available, and prognosis statistics, Mesothelioma Guide is one of the top sites on the web for those affected by mesothelioma. Contact:
webmaster@mesotheliomaguide.com
888‑385‑2024

SHARE: Dedicated Experienced Support for women facing breast and ovarian cancers

For more than 35 years, SHARE has been a key source of information and support for women facing breast and ovarian cancers. By calling our toll-free helplines, people affected by these diseases can get immediate assistance from cancer survivors who are trained to provide support and information, and help callers sort through options and make informed decisions. SHARE offers a Breast Cancer Helpline, an Ovarian Cancer Helpline, a Caregiver Support Helpline and a Spanish-language Helpline. We also offer teleconferencing support for woman living with metastatic breast cancer. Every year, SHARE’s Helplines provide immediate help to thousands of callers who need to talk to someone who has been there. Contact:
Donna Faranda
dfaranda@sharecancersupport.org
212‑937‑5577
1501 Broadway Suite 704A
New York, NY 10036

Breast Prosthesis, Wig & Accessories

4women.com

Provides fashionable scarves, accessories and natural makeup for women and girls who are experiencing hair loss. The beaubeau scarf is a unique alternative to wearing a wig. It comes in several different fabric choices and a myriad of colors and designs. We also provide a very comfortable sleep cap in 100% baby jersey cotton. Our swim cap (swimbeau) is a wonderful alternative to the traditional rubberized swim cap. It's secure, comfortable and very fashionable. Our motto is "just because you have lost your hair does not mean you have lost your sense of style." Contact:
Susan Beausang
susan@4women.com
941‑362‑0250
1640 Bay View Drive
Sarasota FL 34239

A Place for Her—Baycare Home Care

Featuring a complete line of post mastectomy, lumpectomy and reconstructive products. Breast forms, brassieres, post-surgical camisoles, wigs and swimwear from well-known manufacturers such as Amoena, Camp, Airway, Classique, Ladies First, Jodee, Anita, Coloplast, Jon Renau and many more are available in assorted fashionable styles. Contact:
727‑447‑1146; 866‑860‑0146
1245 S. Fort Harrison Avenue
Clearwater, FL 33756

Alachua Unit—Gift Closet

Provides specific items to cancer patients at no charge. The ONLY items carried are: wigs, turbans, hats scarves, breast prostheses and bras. Contact:
Laurel Arnold, Office & Event Support
352‑376‑6866 x5057
2119 SW 16th Street
Gainesville, FL 32608

All About You Women's Boutique

Offers a full line of quality breast forms and mastectomy bras for every type of breast surgery from the leading suppliers of mastectomy accessories. Fittings are available in a private area with a certified fitter. Contact:
Lori Timmreck
aaywbocala@gmail.com
352‑236‑2599
4901 E. Silver Springs Boulevard
Ste. 505
Ocala, FL 34470

Angel Snugs Inc

Our program provides knitted and crocheted beanies and scarves - "snugs", to children with cancer. We also instruct how to make snugs, providing all materials needed, at monthly events. After these events, the snugs are distributed to the children at their treatment facility. Snugs are also sold to raise money for the materials to make them, as well as operating costs. Contact:
Angi Farrugia
angi@angelsnugs.org
419‑407‑6847
PO Box 952384
Lake Mary, FL 32795

Cancer Center at Lake City

Provides specific items to cancer patients at no charge. The ONLY items carried are: brochures, wigs, turbans, breast prostheses and laryngectomy bibs. Contact:
American Cancer Resource Room
386‑758‑7822
795 SW Hwy. 47
Lake City, FL 32025

Desota Drug Store and Home Care

Desota Drug Store and Home Care offers a full line of quality breast forms and mastectomy bras for every type of breast surgery from the leading suppliers of mastectomy accessories. Fittings are available in a private area with a certified fitter. Contact:
Phyllis Houston, RN, Fitter
386‑752‑1793
297 N Marion Avenue
Lake City, FL 32055

Especially for Women

Offers a full line of quality breast forms and mastectomy bras for every type of breast surgery from the leading suppliers of mastectomy accessories. Fittings are available in a private area with a certified fitter. Contact:
Rita Toro, Owner
office@especiallyforwomengainesville.com
352‑332‑9095
6781 W. Newberry Rd
Gainesville, FL 32605

North Florida Orthotics

Offers a full line of quality breast forms and mastectomy bras for every type of breast surgery from the leading suppliers of mastectomy accessories. Fittings are available in a private area with a certified fitter. Suppliers: American Breast Care (ABC), Jodee, Airway and Most Name Brands. Contact:
Marsha Kirkland, Owner
info@northfloridaorthotics.com
352‑377‑7003
4615 NW 53rd Avenue, Ste. B
Gainesville, FL 32653

Pat's Perfect Fit

Pat's Perfect Fit offers a full line of quality breast forms and mastectomy bras for every type of breast surgery from the leading suppliers of mastectomy accessories. Fittings are available in a private area with a certified mastectomy fitter. Suppliers: Nearly Me and Amoena. Bras: Jodee, Amoena and Camp. Special order service available. Contact:
Pat, Owner
352‑377‑6060
3432 W University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32607

The Pink Door

A boutique environment offering prostheses, mastectomy bras, specially designed sleepwear, loungewear, active wear, camisoles, swimwear, wigs, turbans, scarves and more. Contact:
thepinkdoor1@bellsouth.net
386‑328‑9424
306 Oak Street
Palatka, FL 32177

Vanity of Hope

The American Cancer Society and Community Cancer Center of North Florida have partnered up and opened a resource center in Lake City.
The resource center "Vanity of Hope" will be available to all cancer patients needing items such as wigs, prosthesis, hats, scarfs and varying literature on resources and services available. The center will be opened Monday - Friday from 8 am to 4 PM.
Contact:
(386) 755‑0601
4520 W US Highway 90
Lake City, Florida 32055

Care

American Cancer Society (ACS)

Services such as transportation, housing, financial assistance, Hope Lodges, clinical trials, service matching and support groups are available to cancer patients and their families. Contact:
ACS provides resources 24 hours a day, seven days a week, through a toll‑free multilingual call center at 1‑800‑ACS‑2345

Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine

Low cost clinic offers acupuncture and various modalities for the relief of the side effects of cancer treatments such as nausea and fatigue, and help in rebuilding the immune system. Please call to set up an appointment. Contact:
Lisa Anderson
adminasst@dragonrises.edu
352‑­371‑­2833 ext. 21
1000 NE 16th Avenue
Building F
Gainesville, FL 32601

Florida Cancer Trials, Inc.

Florida Cancer Clinical Trial Information and Matching Service: This is a Web and Telephone-based resource that allows the user to search for and identify active clinical trials throughout Florida for more than 100 different cancers. The patient would be matched to trials by completing a Confidential Patient Profile. Contact:
Clinical Trials Specialists
800‑584‑9976

FLORIDARXCARD

Prescription drug assistance. Contact:
Deb Adler
dadler@floridarxcard.com
770‑313‑7261
Florida

Haven Hospice

Haven Hospice offers Patient and Family Care at home, in nursing homes, in hospitals and at their care centers. Also helps patients manage their symptoms and gives families/caregivers needed resources and assistance. Contact:
352-378-2121
Development: 800‑­727‑­1889
Administrative Offices
4200 NW 90th Blvd.
Gainesville, FL 32606

Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.

Meridian Behavioral Healthcare provides individualized services designed to facilitate recovery by utilizing evidence-based practices for individual, families and group therapy. Meridian offers a full continuum of care though 60 different programs that meet the mental health and substance abuse needs of children and adults. Contact:
Information/Scheduling
352‑374‑5600; 800‑330‑5615
4300 SW 13th St.
Gainesville, FL 32608

Michelle M. Bishop, PhD

A licensed psychologist who provides therapy to help survivors and their loved-ones deal with the stressors of cancer, treatment and the adjustment to survivorship. She also provides caregiver coaching. She is a preferred provider for Blue Cross and Blue Shield as well as Medicare. Limited slots are available at reduced cost for those with financial hardship. Contact:
Michelle.Bishop@coping-with-cancer.net
352‑331‑0020
2653 SW 87th Drive, Ste. A
Gainesville, FL 32608

UF & Shands High Risk Breast Cancer Clinic

Provides evidence-­based prevention of breast cancer to patients at above-­average risk based on family history, prior breast biopsies and/or thoracic radiation therapy, hormone replacement therapy, reproductive history, Ashkenazi Jewish history and breast density. The clinic sees patients the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month, and provides individualized assessment of risk and plan development, which may include breast MRI, genetic counseling and/or testing, chemo-prevention and lifestyle modification. Contact:
352­‑265‑­7070

Children

B A S E Camp Children's Cancer Foundation

Providing a year-round base of support for children and families who are facing the challenge of living with cancer and other life-threatening hematological illnesses. Contact:
407‑673‑5060
140 N Orlando Avenue, Ste. 120
Winter Park, FL 32789

Boggy Creek Camp—Florida

Camp Boggy Creek is a free medical camp in Eustis, FL. Mission: To enrich the lives of children (ages 7-16) who have chronic or life threatening illnesses by creating camping experiences that are fun, empowering, safe and medically sound. Contact:
Mary Parrish, Recruitment Coordinator
mary@boggycreek.org
352‑483‑4200 x 4525
30500 Brantley Branch Road
Eustis, FL 32726

Camp Kesem at University of Florida

Camp Kesem provides a free week of summer camp to kids who have a parent affected by cancer. Camp Kesem is a free sleep-away camp put on by University of Florida, Miami University and Florida State University students. This unique camp offers a fun, safe and supportive environment that allows children between the ages of 6 and 16 to form bonds with peers who share similar experiences. Contact:
Scott Arizala, Summer Camp Consultant & Trainer: 734-657-0057
Information/Registration: 352‑474‑8325
Camp Location: Chuluota, FL (near Orlando)

Deliver the Dream

Deliver the Dream helps families suffering from a serious illness or crisis. They organize monthly three-day retreats for families. Each family that attends has a member—whether it’s a child or parent—living with an illness such as Cancer, Autism, HIV/AIDS or Cerebral Palsy. Retreats begin on Thursday at 4:00 pm and run through noon on Sunday. Call for additional information. Contact:
954-564-3512
contact@deliverthedream.org
Toll Free: 888‑687‑3732
3223 NW 10th Terrace
Ste. 602
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Gainesville Kids Kicking Cancer

A free program for kids with illness and/or pain that offers fun martial arts instruction and tools for overcoming pain, fear, and stress. Currently a joint effort between Shands Arts in Medicine and Kids Kicking Cancer, Inc. The program consists of group classes and bedside visits at Shands Hospital at UF. Contact:
Lauren Arce
arcelb@shands.ufl.edu
352‑273‑3088

Give Kids the World

Give Kids the World is a 51-acre resort in Central Florida for children between the ages of 3 to18 with life threatening illnesses and a desire to come to Central Florida to visit attractions. This is an all expense paid vacation, which includes rental care, theme park tickets, a stay at an on site villa, airfare and food. To be eligible children cannot have had another wish granted. Contact:
dream@gktw.org
407‑396‑1114; 800‑995‑5437
210 S Bass Road
Kissimmee, FL 34746

New Hope for Kids

Wish Fulfillment for children living in Florida, with life-threatening illnesses who have not yet reached their 19th birthday nor had a wish granted previously. Contact:
Rosie Wilder, Wish Director
information@newhopeforkids.org
407‑331‑3059 x14
205 E. SR 436
Fern Park, FL 32730

Sunshine Kids

Nonprofit organization providing emotional support to kids who are receiving cancer treatment. The Sunshine Kids Foundation is dedicated to providing exciting activities, trips and events for young cancer patients (age newborn - 18 years). Contact:
info@sunshinekids.org
800‑594‑5756

Fitness & Stress Reduction

Gainesville Health & Fitness Cancer Recovery Program

A free four-­week cancer fitness program for those undergoing treatment and those that have completed treatment with a physician referral. Use fitness to battle cancer­-related fatigue, improve your strength, experience a renewed feeling of empowerment, and live a longer life—free from cancer. Call to make an appointment for orientation. Contact:
Debbie Lee
352‑­377‑­4955
4820 Newberry Road
Gainesville, FL 32608

Guided Meditation Class for Cancer Patients

Evidence-based research has shown Reiki therapy promotes relaxation, a sense of well-being, reduction in anxiety, relief from pain, and improves quality of sleep. In my own experience in private practice,
patients receiving Reiki therapy integrated with various cancer treatments have reported significant pain relief, relief from nausea, headaches and neuropathy, as well as improved quality and quantity of sleep. To schedule an initial visit, please call 386-853-0162.

A Guided Meditation class is now scheduled on Tuesdays at noon at the Cancer Center of North Florida Regional in a room just off the lobby (to the right as you enter), called the "Health & Healing Place."
The Cancer Center is a stand-alone building on the northeast corner of the hospital. It sits north of the Medical Arts building, and shares a free-parking garage with the Medical Arts Building. Additional parking for the Cancer Center is outside, and you are able to park there if you prefer.
Contact:
Joan Ellen Kniseley
misterk9@windstream.net
386‑853‑0162
4131 NW 28th Lane, Suite 5
Gainesville FL 32606

Safe & Comforting Massage for All

Offering Therapeutic Massage with skills in Deep Tissue,Connective Tissue, Polarity, MPS Scar & Pain Management Therapy, Warm Bamboo Fusion,Oncology Massage ( safely work with Cancer and Mastectomy/Lymphedema Risk Patients)
Manual Lymphatic Drainage with Complete Decongestive Therapy
Integrative Therapies include: Aroma Therapy,Reiki, Oneness Blessing/Deeksha
Handicap Accessible office.
Lily is active and passionate in educating women on the risks and prevention of Lymphedema. She now offers a Lymphedema Risk Management MLD package that is affordable to all women. As a member of FSMTA and The Society For Oncology Massage, she actively volunteers in our community.
Contact:
Lily Van Halen
lily@AdvancedMassageWorks.com
352‑278‑1025
3463 N.W. 13th Street, Suite C
Gainesville, Fl 32609

Team Survivor of North Florida

An organization that provides exercise and health education to women of Northern Florida who have been affected by cancer. The programs, which combine fun fitness activities with emotional support, are an important part of the ongoing healing process for women living with and surviving cancer. Activities range from Tai Chi, Dragon Boating and yoga to triathlons and marathons. They require no commitment of time and are free to participants. Survivors are encouraged to participate at their current level of fitness and can join TSNF after their medical release forms are signed and submitted. To access these forms and for more information about Team Survivor North Florida, please visit the Team Survivor website. Contact:
northflorida@teamsurvivor.org
352‑­505‑­5413

Yoga for Healthcare

Oncology trained yoga professional offering stress reduction programs, gentle restorative yoga, guided relaxation and meditation practices to cancer survivors and their families. Individualized and group instruction available. Contact:
Tammy Bernard, M.Ed., RYT
Tammy@yogaforhealthcare.com
352‑219‑8012
PO Box 357382
Gainesville, FL 32635

Lodging

Alachua County Housing Programs

Funding is available for homeowners residing in the County, outside of Gainesville, for emergency repairs involving roof, well or septic, electrical hazards or accessibility repairs.

We also have down payment/closing cost assistance through the SHIP program for first-time homebuyers.
Contact:
Alachua County Department of Growth Management Housing Programs
twebster@alachuacounty.us
352‑337‑6283
10 SW 2nd Avenue, 1st Floor
Gainesville, FL 32601

American Cancer Society's Winn-Dixie Hope Lodge

The Hope Lodge provides free housing to eligible cancer patients who are receiving treatment at one of the area medical facilities. Contact:
Nancy Dohn
nancy.dohn@cancer.org
(352) 338‑0601
2121 SW 16th Street
Gainesville, FL 32608

National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses, Inc.

Provides lodging and support services to patients, families and their loved ones who are receiving medical treatment far from home. Contact:
800‑542‑9730

Ronald McDonald House of Gainesville

Provides temporary housing, basic amenities and support to families with critically ill children treated at area medical facilities. Contact:
Info@rmhcncf.org
352­‑374­‑4404
1600 SW 14th Street
Gainesville FL 32608

Medical Assistance

ACORN Medical Clinic

Acorn Medical Clinic provides Primary and Preventative Care services for adults and children. Fees are based on a sliding scale determined by income and family size. Offers low-cost/no-cost mammograms. Contact:
Social Services
352‑485‑1133
23320 N. SR 235
Brooker, Fl 32622

Alachua County CHOICES Health Services

A health services program designed to help working uninsured residents of Alachua County stay healthy. Eligibility Guidelines: Age 18 - 64, US Citizen or Permanent Resident, Alachua County Resident, Employed 20 Hours a Week or more, Limited Household Income, and Not eligible for Health Insurance (Private, Medicaid, Medicare or VA Benefits). Contact:
rbailey@alachuacounty.us
352‑264‑6772
218 SE 24th Street
Gainesville, FL 32641

Alachua County Health Department

County Health Departments provides Primary Care, Pediatrics, Family Planning, HIV/AIDS Services and Immunizations for individuals who are uninsured or under-insured. Fees are based on a sliding scale depending on income. Contact:
352‑334‑7910
224 SE 24th St.
Gainesville, FL 32641

Archer Family Health Care

A service of UF College of Nursing provides Primary Care services for adults and children. Participating providers of Aetna, Avmed, BCBS, Cigna, Humana, United Health Care, Medicare and Medicaid. Uninsured patients are seen on a sliding fee scale determined by income and family size based on the Federal Governments Poverty Guideline. Patients are seen by appointment ,walk in and same day appointments. Contact:
Joan Walker, CMM, CPM, Practice Manager
352‑495‑2550
16939 SW 13th Avenue
Archer, FL 32618

Arlene M. Weinshelbaum, MD, PA

A mammography facility accredited by The American College of Radiology. Offers low-cost mammograms. Certain patients may qualify for vouchers that can be applied to covering the cost of their service. Contact:
352‑331‑0115
6820 NW 11th Place
Gainesville, FL 32605

Azalea Health

Azalea Health provides Primary and Preventative Care for qualified clients. Fees are based on a sliding scale. Must provide proof of income. Contact:
386‑684‑4914
1213 State Road 20 W.
Interlachen, FL 32148

Bradford County Health Department

County Health Departments provides Primary Care, Pediatrics, Family Planning, HIV/AIDS Services and Immunizations for individuals who are uninsured or under-insured. Fees are based on a sliding scale depending on income. Contact:
904‑964‑7732
1801 N Temple Avenue
Starke, FL 32091

Children’s Medical Services- Gainesville

Children's Medical Services (CMS) is a collection of programs for eligible children with special needs. Each one of our programs and services are family-centered and designed to help children with a variety of conditions and needs. Contact:
352­‑334­‑1400
1701 S.W. 16th Avenue
Building B
Gainesville, FL 32608

Columbia County Health Department

County Health Departments provides Primary Care, Pediatrics, Family Planning, HIV/AIDS Services and Immunizations for individuals who are uninsured or under-insured. Fees are based on a sliding scale depending on income. Must call for appointment. Contact:
webinfocolumbia@flhealth.gov
Scheduling 386‑758‑1068
217 NE Franklin Street
Lake City, FL 32055

Dixie County Health Department

County Health Departments provides Primary Care, Pediatrics, Family Planning, HIV/AIDS Services and Immunizations for individuals who are uninsured or under-insured. Fees are based on a sliding scale depending on income. Contact:
352‑498‑1360
149 NE 241st Street
Cross City, FL 32628

Doctors Imaging Group

Committed to ensuring quality images as well as accurate and timely reports for the delivery of patient centered care. Offers low-cost/no-cost mammograms. Contact:
info@doctorsimaginggroup.com
352‑331‑9729
6719 NW 11th Plain
Gainesville, FL 32605

Equal Access Clinic

A network of interdisciplinary student-run free clinics through the University of Florida College of Medicine. The clinic provides healthcare services, patient education and linkage to community resources. Clinics are located throughout Gainesville. Contact:
equalaccessclinic@gmail.com
352‑273‑8614

Family Health Center

Provides Comprehensive Primary Care services for qualified clients. Fees are based on a sliding scale determined by income and family size. A medication assistance program is available as well. Contact:
386‑755‑4020
173 NW Albritton Lane
Lake City, FL 32056

Florida Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Screening Program (FBCCEDP)

FBCCEDP is a breast and cervical cancer screening program that provides reduced-­cost or free mammograms, clinical breast exams and Pap smears to low-­income, uninsured women between the ages of 50 and 64. The Pasco and Putnam County Health Departments (CHD) provide FBCCEDP services in North Central Florida. Contact:
1-­800­-227-­2345 for more information.
cancer@flhealth.gov
850‑245‑4330
4052 Bald Cypress Way
Tallahassee, FL 32399

Gilchrist County Health Department

County Health Departments provides Primary Care, Pediatrics, Family Planning, HIV/AIDS Services and Immunizations for individuals who are uninsured or under-insured. Fees are based on a sliding scale depending on income. Contact:
352‑463‑3120
119 NE 1st Street
Trenton, FL 32693

Hamilton County Health Department

County Health Departments provides Primary Care, Pediatrics, Family Planning, HIV/AIDS Services and Immunizations for individuals who are uninsured or under-insured. Fees are based on a sliding scale depending on income. Contact:
386‑792‑1414
209 SE Central Avenue
Jasper, FL 32052

HealthStreet

A resource provided by the University of Florida Department of Epidemiology that offers community-based efforts to reduce disparities in healthcare and research by providing the medically underserved with medical and social services and opportunities to participate in research. HealthStreet also offers free services including: health screenings, use of computers, classes and more. Contact:
352‑294‑4880
2401 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, FL 32608

Helping Hands Clinic at First United Methodist Church

A free medical clinic for the homeless. Services include: Primary Care, Psychiatric Care, Nursing Care, Immediate Needs Management and Preventative Care. Contact:
352‑372‑8523 x17
419 NE 1st Street
Gainesville, FL 32601

Lafayette County Health Department

County Health Departments provides Primary Care, Pediatrics, Family Planning, HIV/AIDS Services and Immunizations for individuals who are uninsured or under-insured. Fees are based on a sliding scale depending on income. Contact:
386‑294‑1321
140 SW Virginia Circle
Mayo, FL 32066

Lake Shore Hospital Authority

Lake Shore Hospital Authority offers financial assistance for Columbia County residents who have lived in Columbia County for at least ninety days (90) and meet income guidelines. Clients must provide Photo Identification, proof of residency and proof of income for a three (3) month period prior to application to be considered. Contact:
386‑755‑1090
259 NE Franklin Street, Ste. 102
Lake City, FL 32055

Levy County Health Department

County Health Departments provides Primary Care, Pediatrics, Family Planning, HIV/AIDS Services and Immunizations for individuals who are uninsured or under-insured. Fees are based on a sliding scale depending on income. Contact:
352‑486‑5300
66 West Main Street
Bronson, FL 32621

National Center for Farm Worker Health

This agency provides referrals to help centers throughout the United States for Primary Care for clients who are Migrant Farm Workers. Contact:
800‑377‑9968
1770 FM 967
Buda, Texas 78610

North Florida Regional Medical Center—Women’s Center

North Florida Regional Medical Center offers free/reduced cost mammograms. Contact:
352‑333‑4261
6500 Newberry Road
Ste. 102
Gainesville, FL 32605

Palms Medical Group

Palms Medical Group provides a full range of healthcare services for all the stages of one's life. A low-cost/no-cost wellness clinic; schedule annual physical exams and referrals for cancer treatment. Contact:
352‑376‑8211
1014 NW 57th St
Gainesville, FL 32605

Physicians Imaging

Physicians Imaging offers reduced cost mammograms for uninsured patients. Payment plans are available if needed. Call for appointment. Contact:
386‑487‑3970
404 NW Hall of Fame Drive
Lake City, FL 32055

Putnam County Health Department

County Health Departments provides Primary Care, Pediatrics, Family Planning, HIV/AIDS Services and Immunizations for individuals who are uninsured or under-insured. Fees are based on a sliding scale depending on income. Contact:
386‑326‑3200
2801 Kennedy St.
Palatka, Florida 32177

Southeastern Integrated Medical, PL

Southeastern Integrated Medical (SIMED) is a team of physicians, medical professionals and staff members from the North Central Florida community that offers a range of health and patient care services. Services and procedures include assistance with finding a physician or clinic, insurance and payment information, and a range of integrated medical services. Offers low-cost/no-cost mammograms. Contact:
352‑224‑2475
4343 Newberry Road
Suite 18
Gainesville, FL 32607

Suwannee County Health Department

County Health Departments provides Primary Care, Pediatrics, Family Planning, HIV/AIDS Services and Immunizations for individuals who are uninsured or under-insured. Fees are based on a sliding scale depending on income. Contact:
Scheduling 386‑362‑2708
915 Nobles Ferry Rd.
Live Oak, Florida 32064

The RAHMA Mercy Clinic

The RAHMA Mercy Clinic offers free medical services to individuals and families with earnings less than 200% of the Federal poverty Level who are uninsured. A low-cost/no-cost wellness clinic; schedule annual physical exams and referrals for cancer treatment. Contact:
info@rahmamercyclinic.com
352‑792‑8324
5220 SW 13th Street
Gainesville, FL 32608

UF Shands Eastside Community Practice

General family care offered by University of Florida physicians. Provides patients with consultations, evaluations and treatments for the entire family. A low-cost/no-cost wellness clinic; schedule annual physical exams and referrals for cancer treatment. Contact:
Adults 352-265-7015
Pediatrics 352‑265‑7017
410 NE Waldo Road
Gainesville, FL 32641

Union County Health Department

County Health Departments provides Primary Care, Pediatrics, Family Planning, HIV/AIDS Services and Immunizations for individuals who are uninsured or under-insured. Fees are based on a sliding scale depending on income. Contact:
386‑496‑3211
495 E Main Street
Lake Butler, FL 32054

We Care Physician Referral Network-- Alachua County Health Department

We Care provides access to necessary volunteer medical and dental services for uninsured residents with low income. Offers low-cost/no-cost mammograms. For more information about program services, eligibility criteria and other information call Tony Campo. Contact:
Tony Campo
352­‑334­‑7926
224 SE 24th St.
Gainesville, FL 32641

Outreach

Cancer Community Engagement Research Program (cCERP)

HealthStreet is a community engagement program with the University of Florida with a mission to improve the health of our community and reduce health and cancer disparities. The cCERP initiative assists those diagnosed with cancer find resources and studies that suit their needs and personally connect them with research coordinators. We also offer transportation if needed to the study visits. Contact:
Cheri Knecht
cesk04@ufl.edu
352‑294‑4882
2401 SW Archer Road

Cancer Connections

Meets one Wednesday a month at Health Street at from noon until one. The meetings are open to patients, survivors, caregivers and all healthcare professionals who treat them. Each month a speaker gives a presentation on some facet of cancer care. The purpose of the meetings is to bring cancer specialists together for networking purposes, and to help educate both healthcare professionals and patients about the services available in our area. For meeting dates and topics contact Barb Thomas. Contact:
Barb Thomas
bnbbarb@aol.com
352‑­377‑­4427
2401 SW Archer Rd
Gainesville, FL 32608

Florida Department of Health

The Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Comprehensive Cancer Control Program provides information and resources for individuals regarding cancer and related topics. Contact:
Information, 850‑245‑4444

Florida Organic Growers

Florida Organic Growers (FOG) offers SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly food stamps) recipients the opportunity to use their benefits to purchase food at two farmers markets in Alachua County: the Saturday Alachua County Farmers Market and the Wednesday Union Street Farmers Market. Debit/Credit capabilities are also available.

WHO CAN USE THIS SERVICE?
EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) technology allows those with SNAP benefits (food stamps) to use their EBT cards at the farmers markets to purchase acceptable items.

Those who wish to use debit or credit cards will also be able to use their cards at the market.

HOW DOES IT WORK?
The project uses a token system to enable customers with EBT, Debit or Credit Cards to shop at the farmers markets. Here’s how it works:

1. A customer swipes the EBT, Debit or Credit card at the central POS terminal and enters the PIN.
2. The FOG staff enters the amount of tokens requested into the terminal.
3. Once the transaction is approved, the customer is given a transaction receipt and tokens.
4. The customer then uses the tokens at any participating vendor’s stand.

WHEN ARE THE FARMERS MARKETS?
The Union Street Farmers Market runs every Wednesday from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.
The Alachua County Farmers Market is every Saturday from 8:30am to 1:00pm.

WHY SHOULD I SHOP AT THE FARMERS MARKET?
A diet consisting of at least five servings (2 to 3 cups) of fruits and vegetables daily decreases the risk of heart disease, stroke, obesity, diabetes and certain cancers. Those who consume eight or more servings are 22 percent less likely to die from heart disease than those who consume three or fewer servings a day. Buying from a farmers market means you’re able to purchase food often picked within a couple days of the market date, so its nutritional quality is still high, and it oftentimes hasn’t traveled across the country using valuable fuel resources. It also means your dollar is going back into the local economy, helping the farmers and other business owners in the community.

WHAT ELSE WILL BE OFFERED?
The on-site FOG market booth will be an informational and education hub, with community resources on gardening, nutrition, cooking, community events and opportunities. It will also provide a place where people can learn how to enroll in SNAP.
Contact:
Van Tran
van@foginfo.org
(352) 377‑6355
P.O. Box 12311, Gainesville, FL 32604

Florida Right To Know Campaign

The Right To Know campaign promotes breast cancer screening for women living with disabilities through a set of educational printed and digital materials. These materials provide information directed at both women living with most types of disabilities, as well as health care providers. Materials are free and available on our website. Contact:
352­‑273­‑5102

Haven Transistions

A free program that offers information, resources and referrals to individuals who are coping with a life-limiting or terminal illness. Contact:
352‑692‑5133; Toll free at 1‑800‑330‑2858

HealthStreet

A resource provided by the University of Florida Department of Epidemiology that offers community-based efforts to reduce disparities in healthcare and research by providing the medically underserved with medical and social services and opportunities to participate in research. HealthStreet also offers free services including: health screenings, use of computers, classes and more. Contact:
352‑294‑4880
2401 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, FL 32608

North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative

Supports cancer patients, survivors, and their families through community-based events and partnerships. They provide the cancer community with networking opportunities and educational programs, and promote strategies for cancer control and prevention. North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative publishes the Cancer Resource Guide for North Central Florida and The Cancer Resource Blog. Contact:
Lindsey Redding
lredding@wellflorida.org
352‑313‑6500 x105
1785 NW 80th Blvd.
Gainesville, FL 32606

North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative: The Cancer Blog

A blog for North Central Florida healthcare professionals and stakeholders to share information about grants, partnering opportunities, available resources, workshops and more. Contact:
To post an item on The Cancer Resource Blog, please email:
ncfcancercontrol@gmail.com

North Florida Foundation for Cancer Care—Gainesville

Committed to delivering hope by sponsoring teams, underwriting seminars, awarding educational scholarships, supporting research and providing financial aid to patients and their families. Contact:
352‑331‑0900
7000 NW 11th Place
Gainesville, FL 32605

Rural Women’s Health Project

A nonprofit organization that creates and implements community-based, health-education projects, trainings, and materials to assist communities in strengthening their understanding of critical health, occupational and family issues. Contact:
rwhp@cafl.com
352‑372‑1095

Sisters Network, Inc. (SN)

SN seeks to bring awareness to the impact of breast cancer in the African­ American community. All chapters are run by breast cancer survivors. NE Florida Chapter is in Jacksonville. Contact:
infonet@sistersnetworkinc.org
904­‑757­‑6622

UF Prostate Disease Center: Community Outreach & Education Program

Their mission is to reduce the morbidity and mortality of prostate cancer in the State of Florida through outreach and education. Contact:
Shannon Pressey, MS
727­‑394­‑6162

United Way of North Central Florida

Provides free public access and referrals to non¬emergency social services for human service agencies, community clubs, interest groups, support groups, government services, recreation and education programs and health resources through our 2-1-1 information and referral helpline. Contact:
Norinda Yancey, Director of impact
nyancy@untiedwayncfl.org
2‑1‑1: free service provided by United Way that connects area residents to critical health and social service resources.
6031 NW 1st Place
Gainesville, FL 32607

Prescriptions

Alachua County Social Services—Prescription Discount Card

The Alachua County Prescription Discount Card, in conjunction with the National Association of Counties, offers a complementary discount card program to help Alachua County residents cope with the cost of prescription drugs. The Alachua County Prescription Card is FREE and available to ALL county residents regardless of income. Contact:
Candie Nixon, Director of Social Services
352‑264‑6754
218 SE 24th Street
Gainesville, FL 32641

Florida Discount Drug Card Program

Age 60 or older, without prescription drug coverage, or in the Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage gap OR Under age 60, without prescription drug coverage, and with an annual family income of less than 300% of the Federal Poverty Level. $1.50/Activation Fee (one time only). Contact:
866‑341‑8894
200 E Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399

FLORIDARXCARD

Prescription drug assistance. Contact:
Deb Adler
dadler@floridarxcard.com
770‑313‑7261
Florida

Transportation

Air Charity Network

Provides transportation to patients traveling for treatment. Contact:
coordination@mercymail.org
352‑326‑0761

Corporate Angel Network, Inc. (CAN)

CAN finds free air transportation on corporate planes for eligible cancer patients who need medical treatment. Contact:
914‑328‑1313

Lifeline Transportation Program-Diamond Cab

Lifeline is the Florida Division’s transportation program. In addition to the Road to Recovery program, Lifeline can also help cancer patients find other transportation resources that may be available in their community to get them to cancer treatment related appointments. Contact:
William Walker
352‑284‑6205
1125 SE 13th Street
Gainesville, FL 32641

MV Transportation—Alachua County Transit

MV Transportation, Inc. and all subsidiaries, joint ventures, partnerships and affiliates is a privately held corporation that provides passenger transportation management, operations, and related services to jurisdictional and private entities across North America. Contact:
352‑375‑2784
Community Transportation
3713 SW 42nd Street, Ste. 3
Gainesville, FL 32608

National Volunteer Caregiving Network

The mission of National Volunteer Caregiving Network is to promote volunteer caregiving through advocacy and the support and development of local programs. Contact:
Kelly McAninch
info@nvcnetwork.org
512‑582‑2197
7 Elaine Court
Old Bridge, NJ 08857

Road to Recovery

The Road to Recovery program (provided by the American Cancer Society) provides transportation to and from treatment for people who have cancer and do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves. Volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their cars so that patients can receive the life-saving treatments they need. Contact:
National Cancer Information Center
800‑227‑2345
2119 SW 16th Street
Gainesville, FL 32608

Suwannee Valley Transit Authority

Lifeline is the Florida Division’s transportation program. In addition to the Road to Recovery program, Lifeline can also help cancer patients find other transportation resources that may be available in their community to get them to cancer treatment related appointments. Contact:
Larry Sessions
Larry.esssions@ridesvtd.com
386‑362‑7433
1907 Voyles Street
Live Oak, FL 32064

Touching Hearts

Provides Home Health care support including companionship, household chores, medication services, transportation services, house monitoring, and Alzheimer's and Dementia care. Contact:
352‑225‑3727; Toll Free: 855‑725‑5371
5109 N.W. 39th Avenue
Suite F
Gainesville, FL 32606