Frequently Asked Questions
Why are there six locations?
The Cancer Center of Western Wisconsin was created through a collaboration of six area hospitals: Amery Hospital & Clinic, Hudson Hospital & Clinic, Osceola Medical Center, St. Croix Regional Medical Center, Western Wisconsin Health and Westfields Hospital & Clinic. Each of these hospitals provides cancer treatment, creating a seamless circle of care.
Where will I receive my care?
Your care is close to home. All treatment with the exception of radiation therapy can be completed at the site that is closest to your home. If radiation therapy is necessary, patients will visit the Radiation Therapy Center of Western Wisconsin, located on Westfields Hospital health campus in nearby New Richmond, Wisconsin.
Why would I need to go to the New Richmond campus?
Patients who live or work in the New Richmond area may choose to have their treatments at the Cancer Center of Western Wisconsin. Patients who need radiation therapy will visit the New Richmond campus for their treatment. The Radiation Therapy Center of Western Wisconsin, in partnership with Minneapolis Radiation Oncology, is located there.
Who will my doctor be?
Choosing a doctor is an important and personal decision. Each of the six hospitals comprising the Cancer Center has a medical oncologist ready to assist you.
What type of support groups do you offer?
Each of our six hospitals provides support services, such as groups, classes and events. Click here to learn more.
What if I don't have transportation?
We can help you arrange taxi service to pick you up and drop you off at the Cancer Center of Western Wisconsin. Call (715) 243-2800 for more information.
What if I don't have insurance?
We’ll work with you to finance your care and treatment.
What is the quality of care at CCWW?
The Cancer Center of Western Wisconsin is world-class care, right where you live. The Cancer Center has the region’s only linear accelerator, and each of our locations has expert medical oncologists and staff to plan your care.
Do I have to be referred to CCWW?
No, you do not have to be referred to seek treatment from the Cancer Center. We can help you formulate a plan for your care.
How quickly does treatment begin?
Your treatment plan will be designed specifically for you and will start quickly based on your diagnosis and situation. Because care is so close to home, your treatment is more accessible and fits into your daily life.