Seeing a Social Worker at the Hospital

Seeing a Social Worker At the Hospital

A clinical social worker can help identify and address concerns and provide a safe place for you to talk freely about how your cancer diagnosis and treatment have impacted your life and the lives of your loved ones.

Our licensed clinical social workers can help you identify and utilize your own support network, which can be family, friends, religious leaders, co-workers or members of your healthcare team. They can also help you share your diagnosis with your children, loved ones and friends.

Social workers can help you access a number of resources for emotional support including booklets and pamphlets that address coping topics as well as materials for children, teenagers, and loved ones. Social workers can also help you address practical concerns by providing referrals to community and national cancer resources, insurance information resources, and resources for wigs and prostheses.

Updated June 6, 2016