Patient Navigation

 
Shari Osajima

Shari Osajima


If you or a loved one has cancer, please know you do not need to voyage on your cancer journey alone. Our PCF Cancer Patient Navigators, Shari Osajima and Christina Martini, would be honored to accompany and guide you.

As a highly trained and experienced health care professional, our patient navigator can provide individualized support and guidance to patients and families like yours. Regardless of whether or not you have insurance or what type of coverage you have, where you are receiving or have received treatment, our navigator is available to work with you.




Research studies show that “patients who had navigators felt
more involved in their care, more informed as to how cancer
affects their life, and better prepared for the future.” 


Christina Martini

Christina Martini

Patient Navigators are trained and certified to help find resources and services for oncology patients and their loved ones. The navigator plays a pivotal role with facilitating communication between healthcare providers and the patient, even going to scheduled appointments with the patient, if needed. The healthcare provider often does not have the opportunity to discuss additional support and thus, the navigator is available to help with medications, co-pays, transportation, wellness activities, nutritional support, insurance barriers and other aspects, to coordinate services for patients.

The Healthcare team is made up of a variety of physicians, nurses and support workers who provide care and information to patients and families. The navigator, as part of the healthcare team, can utilize resources and contacts to make the cancer journey less stressful and confusing.

Contact

Please call (808) 243-2999 or email navigator@pacificcancerfoundation.org
to schedule an appointment.

All navigation services are complimentary.

LOCATION

PCF Navigation Office
227 Mahalani Street, Suite 99 (inside the cancer center at Maui Memorial Medical Center)
Wailuku, HI 96793
Phone (808) 243-2999
Fax (808) 442-5493


Office Hours:

Monday - Friday, excluding holidays, from 8am - 4pm