Desertcare Comprehensive Cancer Care
Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Comprehensive Cancer Center in Palm Springs is an outpatient facility of Desert Regional Medical Center. The cancer center opened in 1989 to offer the Palm Springs area's first multidisciplinary outpatient cancer care program. Services include screening, diagnosis, cancer treatment, support and follow-up care.

Today this innovative model of care, which provides coordinated services under one roof, is nationally recognized by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons for meeting and exceeding 36 standards of care, including clinical services, research, data management and cancer committee leadership. In 2011, the Comprehensive Cancer Center was recognized by the Commission on Cancer (COC) with the classification of Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program by providing cancer treatment in both Palm Springs and La Quinta.


We are dedicated to patient comfort and offer many convenient services:

Hours of Operation - Services are available 365 days/year, to help patients receive their care in a timely manner and with as minimal disruption as possible to their daily routine.

Local Transportation - We help arrange local transportation services to and from appointments for those patients needing assistance. The social services department can help make these arrangements for you.

Financial Counseling - Financial counseling services help patients and families understand the medical insurance system, insurance coverage and payment options. Most major insurance plans are accepted.

Nutritional Counseling - We offer nutritional education services to help patients maintain their physical and emotional strength during their cancer journey. Registered dietitians screen patients for nutritional risk and provide counseling on coping with treatment side effects. In addition, the dietitians may provide counseling regarding nutritional supplements to help optimize patients' nutritional status.

Amenities - We provide complimentary on site refreshments and access to telephones, televisions and reading material. Internet access is available in the Patient Resource Center on the second floor.