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Social Services

Support for Your Journey

Our masters-level trained and licensed social workers provide counseling for patients who have been diagnosed with cancer. We help answer their questions, as well as address feelings that could include being lonely, sad or worried. We help plan for the future, and work with patient navigators to provide education and access to community resources.

As creative problem solvers, we work as a team with the physicians, nurses, navigators and other medical professionals to provide services that benefit the individual as a whole, not just the diagnosis.

Our services benefit patients, families, physicians, nurses, ancillary departments, hospital employees, visitors, students and our community.

Clinical Services Provided:

  • Assessment, diagnosis, planning and treatment of psychosocial needs of our patients and their families
  • Brief therapy for newly diagnosed patients/families with adjustment to illness issues
  • Community resource linkage
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Grief/bereavement therapy
  • End-of-life care
  • Advance Health Care Directive and Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) assistance
  • Support groups
  • Ongoing follow-up; pre, during and post treatment

Contact a Social Worker

A referral to our social workers can be made by you, your physician, family, patient navigator or other health care professionals. Contact us at: 808-691-4243.