• 530.541.3420 | 2170 South Avenue, S. Lake Tahoe, CA

Barton Health’s staff of physical therapists, certified instructors, registered dietitians, and other medical specialists are dedicated to improving the overall wellness of cancer patients as well as their families and caregivers.

Through coordinated care, support, and education, the goal of the Cancer Support Services is to help elevate the physical and mental well-being of people affected by cancer.

Wellness Support Services are funded for cancer patients by the Barton Foundation with a simple application process. Some limits may apply; applications approved based on diagnosis and available funds.

Wellness Support Services Medical Appointment Services Support Groups Community Resources

Wellness Support Services - 530.539.6600

Wellness Support Services provide opportunity for community support and have been shown to improve the emotional, physical, and mental health of cancer patients.

  • All Wellness Classes
    All wellness classes are available to Cancer Support Services participants. These classes are designed to improve overall wellness by addressing topics such as nutrition, fitness and sense of purpose.
  • Health Coaching
    Health Coaching is a whole-body approach that supports healing through a process of exploration and personal discovery. A health coach meets cancer patients where they are on their cancer journey - from initial diagnosis through survivorship - to help achieve optimal health by including nutritional coaching, goal setting, and daily habits. Together, cancer patients identify areas to change or improve, and the health coach provides guidance and motivation in creating an achievable action plan to get there.
  • Nutrition Education Class: Fighting Cancer with your Fork
    Nutrition is an important component of care for cancer prevention, treatment, and survivorship. Discover nutrition strategies to reduce treatment recovery time and discuss nutrition myths. Patients with cancer, as well as their family members and caregivers, are strongly encouraged to attend monthly meetings to learn how nutrition can improve quality of health. Explore new topics and taste foods that help fight cancer with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.
  • Exercise for Energy
    Learn and practice exercises with supervision and guidance from a Physical Therapist and/ or Barton Performance Coach prior to pursuing an individual exercise regime. This program is for patients during and after cancer treatment and incorporates strengthening, stretching, breathing, balance, cardio, and wellness education. Exercise can help patients with cancer regain physical function, diminish their pain, improve bone health, and manage stress.
  • Yoga
    Yoga can create a sense of well-being, improve the quality of life, provide relaxation, and reduce stress for some patients with cancer. Yoga has been shown to alleviate some symptoms associated with cancer and improve energy.

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Medical Support Services

Medical appointment services will be billed to a patient's insurance, or financial support is available on a sliding scale. Scheduling in advance is required.

  • Integrative Medicine - 530.539.6600
    Integrative medicine is a healing-oriented medicine that takes the whole person into account including medical history, lifestyle, values, and goals. It incorporates evidence-based appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative, which are beneficial to healing and balance. The Integrative Medicine provider can also provide guidance for other beneficial services in the Cancer Support Services program.
  • Nutrition Counseling - 530.543.5824
    A nourishing, balanced diet may be challenging during cancer treatment, but it is important for supporting the body’s nutritional needs during this time. A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist offers cancer patients one-on-one consultations that focus on individualized medical nutrition therapy, simple food preparation, and strategies to improve nutrition status.
  • Wellness Lab Draw Program - 530.543.5850
    Barton Health's Wellness Lab Draw Program is an affordable, cash pay, lab test program for people over 18. Learn more or register for the next monthly Wellness Lab Draw.

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Support Groups

"Reflections of Life and Loss" Grief Support Group - 530.543.5581
Barton Hospice encourages people who have experienced the loss of a loved one or have endured a significant, life-altering event to attend the ongoing bereavement group called “Reflections of Life and Loss.” This group helps teach attendees how to cope with certain situations and encourages emotional connections with others. Support and bereavement groups can improve a participant’s mood and decrease psychological distress.

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Community Resources

American Cancer Society - 800.227.2345 (24-hour)
Offering multiple support programs for patients and caregivers throughout Northern California and Nevada. Transportation support in many areas.

South Lake Tahoe Cancer League - 530.573.1703
The South Lake Tahoe Cancer League is a volunteer organization offering transportation assistance and financial aid to cancer patients in active treatment who are permanent residents of the South Lake Tahoe area between Glenbrook, Nevada and the Placer County/El Dorado County Line, California. For patients, please ask your physician to submit an application form.

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Generosity Heals

Making Support Services a Reality

The Barton Foundation dedicates funds to support cancer patients in our community so they can best optimize their recovery while minimizing financial burden. Barton Foundation supports the cost for many of the Cancer Support Services for local cancer patients.

To find out more, visit bartonhealth.org/foundation or call 530.543.5614.

Donations for Barton Health’s Cancer Support Services are graciously accepted by the Barton Foundation. All donations go towards support services and programs that benefit the patient, the patient’s family and caregivers.

Learn more about Barton Oncology and our Cancer Medical Services available in South Lake Tahoe.