OSF Saint Anthony's Health Center

Alton, Illinois

Patient Navigator

A diagnosis of cancer can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. At OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony’s Health Center, we’re here to help.

Through our patient navigator program, you’ll have a dedicated professional who will be with you every step of the way.

You are not alone. 

What is a patient navigator?

A patient navigator is a single point of contact for you and your family.
The patient navigator is an educator, an advocate and a friend. The
navigator is a specially trained professional who assists in all aspects of
your care experience.

How can the patient navigator assist me?

Patient navigators can assist with many aspects of your care, including:

  • Helping you and your family members navigate the comprehensive services available.
  • Assessing the individual and personal needs of you and your family.
  • Explaining the necessary information, education and resource materials you receive so you know what to expect throughout your treatment.
  • Assisting with the coordination and scheduling of tests and services.
  • Communicating with physicians, case managers, support service personnel, family members and others on your behalf.
  • Supporting you and your family members by following up after your visit to talk about additional information and services available to you.
  • Referring you to the appropriate physician office or other health care resource when clinic issues arise.

Who is my patient navigator?

Jill Emmons

Jill Emmons

Oncology Navigator

(618) 433–7612


Heather Jones

Heather Jones

Breast Health Navigator

(618) 474–6791


Meet Your Patient Navigators

Contact a patient navigator

To apply for a patient navigator, please complete the form fields below and click "submit."

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