American Cancer Society - East Bay

Address

2185 North California Boulevard, Suite 290
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

(925) 934-7640

http://www.cancer.org

AKA:

ACS

Description:

Provides local information and referral, education and support to cancer patients, their families and friends. Services include public education programs, literature, information on obtaining financial assistance, free wigs, transportation to medical appointments, support groups for cancer patients and their families. The Discovery Shop in Walnut Creek is a thrift shop which supports the agency.

Handicap Accessible?

Yes

Is Shelter?

No

Date of Official Change:

March 20, 2019

Address Listings

Physical (Primary)

2185 North California Boulevard, Suite 290
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Mailing

2185 North California Boulevard, Suite 290
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Contacts

Vilma Chaffo-Dorantes

Primary Contact

Office Coordinator

vilma.chaffo-dorantes@cancer.org

Phone Numbers

Main Number

(925) 934-7640

Fax

(925) 927-5016

Toll-Free Number

(800) 227-2345

TTY/TDD

(866) 228-4327

Accessibility:

Handicap Accessible

Description

Provides local information and referral, education and support to cancer patients, their families and friends. Services include public education programs, literature, information on obtaining financial assistance, free wigs, transportation to medical appointments, support groups for cancer patients and their families.

Hours

Office: Monday-Friday, 9-5pm; Information line: 24 hours daily; support group time/dates vary

Required Documents

None

Eligibility

None

Fees

None

Intake Procedure

Call or visit website

Languages

English and Spanish

Service Area

Contra Costa County

Geography Served

    If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

  • California
    • Contra Costa County

    Telephone Numbers

    Number:
    800-227-2345
    Type:
    Main Number
    Name:
    Toll-Free Number
    Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (LH-2700.1700) and related services within the Service Tree.

    Description

    Teaches female cancer patients beauty techniques to help restore their appearance and self-image during chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Administers a nationwide program and serves as the primary source of information to the public. The sponsoring partners from the cosmetic industry work with the ACS to provide patient education, through group or individual sessions, free program materials, including videos and pamphlets, free makeup kits for patients in group workshop.

    Hours

    Monday-Friday, 9-5pm; call for group time/date

    Required Documents

    None

    Eligibility

    Cancer patient undergoing treatment

    Fees

    None

    Intake Procedure

    Call to register

    Languages

    English and Spanish

    Service Area

    Contra Costa County

    Geography Served

      If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

    • California
      • Contra Costa County

      Telephone Numbers

      Number:
      925-934-7640
      Name:
      Main Number
      Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (RP-1400.8000-300) and related services within the Service Tree.

      Description

      Offers support groups for cancer patients, family members and their families.

      Hours

      Support group time/dates vary

      Required Documents

      None

      Eligibility

      Cancer patients, family, and friends

      Fees

      None

      Intake Procedure

      Call for information

      Languages

      English only

      Service Area

      Contra Costa County

      Geography Served

        If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

      • California
        • Contra Costa County

        Telephone Numbers

        Number:
        925-934-7640
        Name:
        Main Number
        Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (PN-8100.3000) and related services within the Service Tree.

        Description

        Provides transportation to and from treatment for people who have cancer who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves. Volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their cars so that patients can receive the life-saving treatments they need.

        Hours

        Toll-free line: 24 hours daily; Office: Monday-Friday, 9-5pm

        Required Documents

        None

        Eligibility

        Services are restricted to cancer patients undergoing treatment.

        Fees

        None

        Intake Procedure

        Apply by phone; call toll free line or main number for service.

        Languages

        English and Spanish

        Service Area

        Contra Costa County

        Geography Served

          If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

        • California
          • Contra Costa County

          Telephone Numbers

          Number:
          925-934-7640
          Name:
          Main Number
          Number:
          800-227-2345
          Type:
          Main Number
          Name:
          Toll-Free Number
          Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (BT-4500.6500-500) and related services within the Service Tree.

          Description

          Provides support to newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. Trained volunteers who have had surgery for breast cancer, either lumpectomy or mastectomy, are matched to patients and help with emotional, physical and cosmetic needs. May be referred by a health professional or may self refer to ACS.

          Hours

          Office: Monday-Friday, 9-5pm

          Required Documents

          None

          Eligibility

          Breast cancer patients

          Fees

          None

          Intake Procedure

          Call or walk-in

          Languages

          English and Spanish

          Service Area

          Contra Costa County

          Geography Served

            If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

          • California
            • Contra Costa County

            Telephone Numbers

            Number:
            925-934-7640
            Name:
            Main Number
            Number:
            800-227-2345
            Name:
            Toll-Free Number
            Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (RF-6500) and related services within the Service Tree.

            Description

            Provides wigs to women and girls who are suffering hair loss due to medical treatment, such as chemotherapy for cancer.

            Hours

            Office: Monday-Friday, 9-5pm

            Required Documents

            None

            Eligibility

            Services are restricted to cancer patients undergoing treatment.

            Fees

            None

            Intake Procedure

            Call for an appointment

            Languages

            English and Spanish

            Service Area

            Contra Costa County

            Geography Served

              If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

            • California
              • Contra Costa County

              Telephone Numbers

              Number:
              925-934-7640
              Name:
              Main Number
              Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (LH-0600.6500-950) and related services within the Service Tree.

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