Dana-Farber Direct Connect for the City of Portland
What is Dana-Farber Direct Connect?
When you are faced with a possible diagnosis of cancer, Dana-Farber Direct Connect is there to provide support and dedicated care coordination during your diagnosis and treatment. Our patient liaisons will help find the right specialist, arrange an appointment tailored to your individual situation, and make sure you have what you need throughout your experience at Dana-Farber. Dana-Farber Direct Connect is offered to all employees, dependents and retirees of the City of Portland.
Why Dana-Farber Cancer Institute?
For over 70 years, Dana-Farber has provided expert cancer care and life-changing research for adult and pediatric patients from all over the world. Based in Boston, and a principal teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, Dana-Farber trains and recruits some of the world’s best and brightest physicians and researchers in every cancer specialty – including the most complex and rare. They partner with two of the world’s leading hospitals – Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital – to provide you with complete and integrated care.
When should I contact Dana-Farber Direct Connect?
You should contact Dana-Farber Direct Connect when you have been told that you have cancer and would like to explore treatment options at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Additionally, if you have test results that may signal a cancer diagnosis, you can choose to be diagnosed and treated at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. If you are currently receiving treatment for cancer elsewhere and want to be treated at Dana-Farber, you can contact Dana-Farber Direct Connect.
How will the Dana-Farber Direct Connect team assist me?
- Identify the right specialist based on your type of cancer
- Coordinate an appointment for you or your loved one based on your individual needs
- Connect you with the appropriate resources and services throughout your experience at Dana-Farber