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Patient Navigation

Patient navigation services are available to all Antelope Valley Hospital oncology patients to provide continued supportive services throughout their cancer journey.

The patient navigation program is a free support system for cancer patients that helps improve access to healthcare information, reduce the number of delayed and missed appointments, and increase your overall healthcare experience. The patient navigation team can:

  • Guide you through the healthcare system
  • Help you fill out insurance forms
  • Help you find ways to pay for healthcare if you don’t have insurance
  • Direct you to healthcare services for further diagnosis and treatment
  • Direct you to local resources and support
  • Help you keep track of and find ways to get to your appointments
  • Help you get your questions answered
  • Help you find more information on healthcare
  • Provide emotional support

AVH Patient Navigator Vanessa Labra and Cancer Program Coordinator Patricia Karnstedt work together to help you get the support and information you need. At any stage in cancer diagnosis or the treatment process, you may call the Patient Navigator at 661‑949‑5194 or the Program Coordinator at 661‑949‑5145.


Patient Navigator
Vanessa Labra, RN