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Kalispell Regional Medical Center

Support Services

Cancer Care
Kalispell Regional Healthcare offers a variety of services to support your physical, emotional and spiritual well-being during your journey through cancer diagnosis, treatment and beyond.

Cancer Support Community

Cancer Support Community provides free programs that complement traditional medical care for cancer. These include support groups, nutrition, exercise, education and more. Family and friends are welcome to participate in most activities. For more information, email csc@krmc.org or call (406) 752-0130.

Caring Bridge

CaringBridge® offers free personalized websites that allow you to stay in touch with family and friends during a health crisis, treatment and recovery. The goal of the service is to ease the burden of keeping friends and family updated, while also providing a way for them to send their love, support and encouragement. For more information, please visit www.caringbridge.org.

Counseling

For most people, a cancer diagnosis brings with it new feelings and experiences. Counseling helps you develop strategies to manage and adapt to health care concerns. Our services include short-term counseling and referrals. To learn more, call (406) 752-0130.

Genetic Counseling

The cancer genetic counseling program at Kalispell Regional Medical Center is designed to help you understand the impact of family history and genetics on the risk for developing cancer. A genetics consultation can help determine if a person, or the family, has an increased risk for developing certain cancers. For an appointment, please call (406) 751-6448 or contact your physician for a referral.

Genomic Medicine

We test for genomic variants with known or potential therapeutics as well as testing and treatments through genomic-driven clinical trials. We feel that genomic medicine holds a great deal of promise in individualizing treatments for many types of cancers, and we are committed to integrating it into the care of our patients.

Genomics refers to an organism's entire genetic makeup, which is called a genome. Unlike monogenic diseases, most of the conditions that affect large groups of people – such as cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease – are more complicated. These diseases are often caused by variations in more than one gene or by multiple genes interacting with each other and the environment.

Home Health Care

When you are ill or recuperating from a medical condition at home, Home Options Home Health can provide a full range of professional services to support you. Under the direction of your physician, skilled care is given on an intermittent basis by registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, dietitians, social workers and home health aides. We provide services in Flathead, Lake and Lincoln counties. For more information, please call (406) 751-4200.

Naturopathic Medicine

Herbs and vitamins Naturopathic medicine aims to support normal metabolism. For more information or to make an appointment, call (406) 752-8900.

Nutrition Counseling

During cancer treatment it is common for people to experience unwanted side effects such as taste changes, constipation, diarrhea, high blood sugar, dry mouth, swallowing difficulties, nausea or vomiting. Medical nutrition therapy can help you reduce side effects and promote a stable weight. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (406) 751-6486.

Oncofertility Services

Advances in cancer treatment are associated with improved survival rates, but the treatment itself may compromise fertility. This means that it may not be possible for you to have a child naturally. However, there are options available that may enable you to preserve your fertility and to build a family in the future. Talk to your physician and your cancer care team about any questions you have about the effect cancer may have on your ability to have children. They can determine if there is cause for concern and guide you to the appropriate resource.

Pain Management

Couple kayaking The treatment of pain resulting from cancer is a critical part of your care plan. Relieving pain aides healing and improves quality of life. The Montana Center for Wellness & Pain Management's services are designed to reduce chronic pain and assist patients through recovery. To learn more about pain management or to make an appointment, call (406) 756-8488. Information about treatment options is available on The Montana Center's website.

Rehabilitation Therapy

Cancer recovery can be improved by addressing fatigue, pain and other side effects of treatment. The rehabilitation program at Kalispell Regional Healthcare is designed to help patients feel better and get stronger.

Physicians, physical and occupational therapists, speech pathologists and dietitians create a personalized plan for each patient to increase strength and energy, alleviate pain, improve appetite and enhance quality of life. Contact your physician to obtain a referral for your concern. You may call (406) 751-4520 for more information.

Spiritual Care

The Spiritual Care team is here to help you and your family find the inner strength to deal with fears, worries, doubts and questions that arise in times of illness. To contact a hospital chaplain, please call (406) 752-1776.

Supportive Care

Supportive care provides treatment to relieve pain and other discomfort and to reduce stress. Supportive care addresses physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs. For more information or to arrange an appointment, call (406) 752-8900.