Oncology Social Services

Your oncology social worker can meet with you and your family to complete a comprehensive psychosocial assessment of your oncology needs. Your social worker then can assist you in meeting your identified needs to fit your life circumstances. 

Social workers assist with referrals for:

  • Community resources
  • Counseling
  • Counseling and support on financial issues
  • Support groups
  • Caregiver support
  • Transportation
  • Medical equipment
  • Home care
  • Palliative care
  • End-of-life care
  • Advance directives
  • Advocacy
  • Coordination of health care insurance and disability concerns
  • Medication assistance

Distress Screening To Better Support You

Cancer diagnosis and treatment can affect all aspects of life for you and your loved ones. Emotional, social, psychological, and/or spiritual concerns can interfere with your ability to cope effectively with cancer, its physical symptoms, and treatment.

To help make sure we understand your greatest concerns and meet your needs, our oncology social workers use a screening tool called the Distress Thermometer from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. After you complete the screening, your oncology social worker can follow up with you to provide personalized assistance and referrals. Our goal is to assist you on your cancer journey by helping to improve the distress, anxiety, and/or depression you may be feeling.

Request a Referral

If you would like assistance from an oncology social worker, please talk to your doctor or nurse, who can request a referral.

Keeping You Safe During COVID-19

You will find new safety measures in place when you schedule appointments and come to our facilities — all with the goal of keeping you safe as we care for you.

Contact Us

Our cancer team is here for you. Our cancer specialists have access to nationally recognized cancer care protocols and best practices, since Premier Health is a certified member of MD Anderson Cancer Network®, a program of MD Anderson Cancer Center. Our patients benefit from advanced local care backed by the world-renowned expertise of the nation’s leading cancer center. 

Call the Premier Health cancer hotline at (844) 316-HOPE(844) 316-4673 (4673), Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., to connect with a Premier Health cancer navigator.