- Long-Term Planning: Your social worker can provide you information and counsel about a number of important long-term planning topics including finances, insurance, Advanced Directives and Social Security Disability.
- Transportation and Lodging: Your social worker can help you determine if you are eligible for a disabled parking permit. Additionally, we can provide assistance with transportation needs and identifying lodging options near the hospital.
If you need assistance with a referral, or just need more information about the services, please contact your Ivy Center Integrative Care Specialist/Social Worker, Robyn Callahan at 206-320-2300.
Brain Tumor Support Group (BTSG): Open to all brain tumor patients, survivors, family members, friends, and caregivers. You are invited to join the BTSG members who meet in the University of Washington Plaza Cafe area for dinner prior to the 5:30 meeting time. Parking is available in the UWMC Triangle Garage. Meets first Wednesday of month from 5:30-7:30pm
Patient Contact: Yvonne Brehan at 206-242-6862 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Caregiver Contact: Emily Bingham at 206-525-9190
Cancer Lifeline / 206-297-2100 / www.cancerlifeline.org
Cancer Lifeline provides a unique array of services to cancer patients and survivors, their family members, caregivers, friends and co-workers.
206-709-1400 / www.gildasclubseattle.org
Gilda’s Club provides meeting places where people living with cancer and their families and friends join with others to build emotional, social and educational support as a supplement to medical care.
Team Survivor Northwest
206-732-8350 / www.teamsurvivornw.org
Team Survivor Northwest provides a broad range of fitness and health education programs to enable women cancer survivors to take an active role in their ongoing physical and emotional healing.
American Brain Tumor Association
1-800-886-2282 / www.abta.org
The National Brain Tumor Society
American Cancer Society
1-800-ACS-2345 / www.cancer.org
Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF)
800-532-5274 / www.patientadvocate.org
Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC)
866-999-DLRC (3752) / www.disabilityrightslegalcenter.org
Clinical Trials Resources
National Cancer Institute
National Institute of Health
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