Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Cancer Patient Care located?

The main office of Cancer Patient Care is located at 104 S Freya, Suite 212, Green Flag Building in Spokane, Washington, but serves clients in the following Eastern Washington an Northern Idaho counties: 

Eastern Washington:  Adams, Asotin, Ferry, Garfield, lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, and Whitman

Northern Idaho:  Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai, Latah, Shoshone, and Nez Perce 

Who are Cancer Patient Care’s clients?

Cancer Patient Care clients are active cancer patients and their families who are fighting the invisible burden of overwhelming debt. Many of our clients were financially stable until cancer invaded their lives. Cancer Patient Care helps them meet their basic needs.

How much does Cancer Patient Care charge for services?

Our services are provided at no charge to qualified clients. To qualify, you must have a current, verified cancer diagnosis and meet current federal income guidelines.

How can I apply for services?

Visit our Apply for Services page or call (509)-456-0446

Are you a national agency?

No. Cancer Patient Care is a local Inland Northwest agency with no national affiliation.

When I make a donation, I like to know that what I give helps people in my local community.  How much of my donated dollar stays in the Inland Northwest?

All donations are totally local and 100% stays right here in the Inland Northwest.

How many people does Cancer Patient Care serve each month?

Cancer Patient Care serves between 300 and 400 clients a month. We also provide emotional support to the family and friends of the client, so the number of those we help is far greater.














How long has Cancer Patient Care been in existence?

Cancer Patient Care was formed in 1958.

Is Cancer Patient Care a part of the American Cancer Society?

No. Cancer Patient Care is a local, independent non-profit agency and is not affiliated with or funded by the American Cancer Society or any other national agency or parent organization. ACS is primarily involved in research while CPC provides direct services to cancer patients and their families.

Does Cancer Patient Care do cancer research?

No. Cancer Patient Care provides for the direct and immediate needs of people who are struggling with cancer in our local and regional communities.

How is Cancer Patient Care funded?

Cancer Patient Care is funded through the generosity of the community. Individual donations, memorials, and honorariums make up the majority of our funding resources. Cancer Patient Care also applies for grants and conducts special events.

What services does Cancer Patient Care provide?

Emotional support, food supplements, prescription assistance, emergency assistance for heat, lights, water and groceries, gas cards and bus passes to attend cancer related appointments, breast cancer screening.  Additionally, Cancer Patient Care offers assistance with durable medical equipment and products. We also have a beautiful boutique filled with wigs, scarves, hats and more.

How can I help Cancer Patient Care?

Financial contributions are always welcomed to help Cancer Patient Care fulfill its mission of providing direct services to our clients. Volunteering your time is another great way to help. Remembering Cancer Patient Care in your will enables you to continue supporting us after you are gone. You may also provide support through United Way of Spokane County through designated donations to Cancer Patient Care.