Who Are Patient Navigators?

How Can a Patient Navigator Help Me?

Find a Patient Navigator

 


Who Are Patient Navigators?

The Oncofertility Consortium® created a new position at Northwestern: Patient Navigator for Fertility Preservation. The Patient Navigator is a resource for newly diagnosed cancer patients to discuss, plan and assist patients with fertility preservation services.

Often, nurses or social workers within the health system play a patient navigator role. 

 


How Can a Patient Navigator Help Me?

A patient navigator can provide you with an individual consultation to assist you with creating a fertility preservation plan that meets your goals and needs. In addition to facilitating consultation, patient navigators can:

  • discuss available fertility preservation options with you
  • advise you on fertility preservation decisions
  • provide you with online resources
  • provide you with print resources
  • refer you to a reproductive endocrinologist
  • provide you with financial information 
  • connect you with local support organizations

 


Talk to a Patient Navigator

If you have a specific fertility-related question or would like a referal for a fertility preservation consultation, call the Oncofertility Consortium® FERTline at 312-503-FERT or 866-708-FERT to speak with a patient navigator.