The Boutique at the Manderson Cancer Center is available for all of your pre and post-operative breast care needs. We carry a variety of bras and prosthetics that ease the client through the stages of recovery before and after breast cancer. We also carry compression garments, hats, wigs and gift items. The Boutique is an accredited facility that can file Medicare and private insurance companies for bras and prosthetics. Located on the main floor of the Manderson Cancer Center and staffed by a certified and licensed mastectomy fitter, Leigh Fair. Clients are seen by appointment Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. An appointment is necessary for bra/prosthetic fittings to ensure proper fit and to bill insurance. To make an appointment call (205)759-7023 or (205)750-5173.
Cancer treatment can be very difficult and often causes significant pain, fatigue and disability for survivors. Through our STAR Program® (Survivorship Training and
Rehabilitation), our goal is to minimize these side effects and to encourage cancer survivors to have the best quality of life possible. The STAR Program provides
patients with comprehensive, coordinated cancer rehabilitation supported by a team of STAR Certified™ clinicians and providers. To learn more, click here.
Family Resource Library
Located on the main floor of the Cancer Center, the Family Resource Library contains a collection of reliable information about cancer. There are resources pertaining to treatment and disease information, coping and support and talking with children about cancer, as well as other topics. Free materials are available at the resource library.
DCH Health System provides interfaith chapels on each of its campuses which are dedicated places for personal prayer and meditation by patient, family members, visitors, volunteers and hospital staff, and for the performance of religious rites, worship services and meetings in support of the health system's mission. The Belcher Chapel
is located on the main floor of the Lewis and Faye Manderson Cancer Center and is open during the Center's normal business hours.
Free WiFi is provided for patients and family members. To access our WiFi, look for the wireless network dchpub
on your mobile device or laptop. If you have any issues connecting to the WiFi service, please ask a staff member to call the Manderson Cancer Center IT, and someone will assist you with connecting.
A cafeteria is located on the main floor of the hospital. The hours of operation are 1:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. for midnight snack and breakfast; 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for lunch; and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. for dinner.
The Sidewalk Café is on the main floor around the corner from the Gift Shop and across from the open patio by the cafeteria. Its hours are 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Sidewalk Café serves breakfast pastries, deli snacks and sandwiches, home-baked cookies and offers Starbucks Coffee, featuring a variety of specialty coffees.
The Outpatient Center Refreshment Cart is located in the main lobby of the Outpatient Center. The cart serves a variety of snacks and beverages, including coffee. Its hours of operation are Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.
DCH Health System provides an online patient portal where you can have secure online access to information about your cancer treatment anytime and anywhere. Through your Patient Portal, you can view your appointments and test results, complete health care assessments, access educational materials and view contact information for your care team from the comfort of your own home. A PIN is required to set up access. To get your PIN, or for more information about how to access the Patient Portal for the first time, please call (205) 330-3893
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you already have your PIN, you can access the patient portal by clicking here
. To set up your account, enter your name, date of birth and PIN. Then you will be asked to create a username and password, then enter your email address.
We take great care to ensure that your health information is safe and private, and we encourage you to keep your Patient Portal username and password safe. Our Patient Portal is fully compliant with federal and state law related to the privacy of health care information.
Security and Safety
Our trained Security staff works to keep you safe. Security is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Our Security staff may be contacted at 759-7320
for assistance with:
- Escort and security service
- Reports and investigations
- Vehicle assistance, such as "jumping off" batteries
- Patient valuables and lost-and-found items
- Parking enforcement and patrol
- Education and enforcement of hospital access and policies
All DCH employees are required to wear a picture identification badge with the DCH logo on it, so our patients can know the staff members taking care of them.