At Levine Cancer Institute, our team of social workers and counselors work to ensure that each patient and their family receive support after a diagnosis, including programs and initiatives to enhance quality of life. Levine Cancer Institute knows that each cancer diagnosis is intensely personal.
From how you tell loved ones that you have cancer to your body's ability to handle treatments, you'll be charting your own course. Still, there is one common thread in all people with cancer: the need for a good support system. Levine Cancer Institute offers an array of support programming including:
- Social work needs assessment and resource identification/referral
- Individual and group counseling with trained oncology social workers and counselors
- Disease-specific support groups for patients and caregivers led by experienced facilitators (Contact survivorship department at 980-442-1006 for list currently active groups)
- Virtual connectivity through web-based activities
- Pastoral care
- Psychiatric assessment/referral
American Cancer Society Patient Resource Navigator - The patient resource navigator helps patients face and conquer non-medical challenges and is available to provide easy to understand literature on coping with cancer, what to expect during chemotherapy and radiation, and dealing with side effects of treatment .The resource navigator also Identifies resources for financial assistance, medication needs, home healthcare, insurance questions, transportation and other concerns.
Financial Counselors - Levine Cancer Institute understands that sometimes medical costs can be overwhelming. To ease this burden, there is a staff of dedicated financial counselors trained to help with financial concerns. From exploring insurance options to difficulty paying medical bills and meeting coinsurance/deductibles for treatments, the financial counselors are on hand to offer guidance and resources throughout the cancer journey.
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