Supportive Care Clinic

Nebraska Cancer Specialists (NCS) Supportive Care Clinic provides whole-person care for patients experiencing serious illness, with a goal of preventing and relieving symptoms of disease and treatment, and maximizing quality of life. Supportive care is patient-focused and addresses physical and emotional needs of patients and their families.

The NCS Supportive Care Clinic works to optimize patient outcomes in partnership with each patient’s oncologist, primary care provider, and any other specialized physicians who are currently treating the patient. Considered as an extra layer of care, the supportive care clinic includes a medical oncologist, supportive care physician or nurse practitioner, nurse case manager, and medical assistant. Depending upon a patient’s care goals, the team may also include a social worker, occupational therapist, mental health provider, dietitian, chaplain, treatment nurses and other specialists.

Compassionate Care, Here for You

The clinic is designed for patients who experience symptoms of serious illness, their caregivers, and families providing assistance for:

  • pain
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • fatigue
  • diarrhea
  • constipation
  • confusion
  • neuropathy
  • hair loss
  • shortness of breath
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • financial concerns
  • care-giver stress
  • emotional stress
  • dietary needs
  • decision-making
  • advanced directives
  • living wills

NCS Supportive Care is provided in NCS clinics, area hospitals, and through home health care services. Most insurance plans pay for the care, including Medicare and Medicaid sponsored health care plans. If you have concerns regarding the cost of care, please notify your medical oncology care team.

To schedule a supportive care visit or for questions regarding the goals and objectives of the clinic, speak with your physician or nurse, or give us a call at 402.334.4773 and ask to speak with a member of the supportive care clinic.