STAR Program®

    We provide our patients with the most comprehensive rehabilitation care available, to help survivors physically and emotionally heal from the side-effects of cancer treatments.

    STAR Program®

    The STAR Program (Survivorship Training and Rehabilitation) is a nationally recognized cancer survivorship certification that is focused on improving the lives of survivors who suffer from the side effects caused by cancer treatments.

    Lawrence + Memorial is dedicated to helping cancer survivors function at the highest level possible.

    Cancer treatment can be very toxic and often causes significant pain, fatigue and disability for survivors. At L+M we are committed to offering the best available survivorship rehab services. This is why we have implemented the STAR Program® that includes training our staff in the latest oncology rehab care and implementing evidence-based protocols that have been proven to help cancer survivors optimally heal and function. We received our STAR Program Certification from Massachusetts-based Oncology Rehab Partners, whose unparalleled development, training and support products in oncology rehabilitation give healthcare facilities the capacity to offer quality survivorship rehabilitation care to their patients.

    Scheduling An Appointment

    With a written referral order from your physician, call central scheduling at 860.271.4848, to schedule your initial evaluation.

    Whether you’re newly diagnosed or long finished with cancer treatment, we can help

    We serve all survivors in need, whether they are beginning treatment, finished with treatment, or experiencing late effects or unresolved issues from past cancer treatment. Our program is open to everyone no matter the prognosis, cancer stage or phase of recovery. Newly diagnosed patients may want to increase their strength and range of motion and prevent future medical problems; survivors living with cancer as a chronic disease may come to us for help managing treatment-related conditions; and individuals who are cured or in remission may enroll in our program with the goal of improving their conditioning and endurance so that they can heal as well as possible.

    STAR Program® Certified Rehabilitation Professionals

    Our cancer rehabilitation program is offered to patients by a group of trained rehabilitation professionals, made up of physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, audiologists. Each team member provides expertise, guidance, training and support throughout your rehabilitation treatment.

    Your Outpatient Rehabilitation Plan

    Your outpatient rehabilitation plan will depend on individualized goals that focus on increasing strength and energy, managing pain and inflammation, as well as improving your functioning and quality of life.

    L+M Signature Outpatient Rehab Locations:

    • Flanders Health Center, 339 Flanders Road, East Lyme
    • Pequot Health Center, 52 Hazelnut Hill Rd, Groton
    • Waterfall Plaza, 40 Boston Post Road, Waterford

    Insurance Coverage

    Most cancer rehabilitation services in the STAR Program are reimbursed by health insurance providers. Check your insurance plan for specific rehabilitation benefits.

    To schedule an appointment

    For an appointment, call 860.271.4848. FAX: 860.271.4801. A provider referral is needed before therapies can begin.

    STAR Program® Certified Professionals

    Besides physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and audiologists, other L+M staff members who are STAR Program® certified include: physicians, nurses, radiation therapists, wound care specialists, medical social workers, registered dieticians and mental health professionals.