The Backus Boutique

At Backus, we aim to meet to the needs of all cancer patients on a daily basis, with an individualized care plan from early detection through treatment and every step along the path to survivorship.

The Boutique at Backus HospitalTo support our cancer patients and their families through their treatment and into their recovery, The Backus Boutique offers personal care and support items for patients undergoing various treatments for many different cancers, with a special focus on the breast cancer patient.

The Boutique recognizes that every day is important in the life of a cancer patient, and often it is looking good that makes us feel better. With that in mind, the Boutique will offer an array of goods and services meant to assist in healing mind, body and soul — as well as products designed to enhance your comfort and appearance while undergoing treatment.

Within the Boutique

  • Backus Breast Health Patient Navigator program
  • Cancer Care Resource Library
  • Backus Center for Healthcare Integration — relaxation, reiki, guided-imagery and other complementary therapies to prepare for surgery, treatment and help to manage stress
  • Access to care specialists to assist in health insurance and payment concerns
  • The Jacki and other specialized apparel for women that have had a mastectomy
  • Hair alternatives, including a selection of hats, head-wraps and wigs
  • Non-metallic deodorants and skin care products
  • Skin lotions and toiletries, including Miaderm and Calendula, which are creams recommended for radiation patients
  • Inspirational items and gifts, including the Breast Cancer Survivors Pink Hugs.

Behind the Boutique

  • In addition to the Backus Breast Health Patient Navigator program, a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, nutritionists, complementary care practitioners (CHI), counselors and other providers stand behind The Backus Boutique ready to answer questions and assist you in your journey to survivorship.

The Backus Boutique

326 Washington Street
Norwich, CT 06360
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Phone: 860.889.8331 x4509
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM


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