Additional Resources

Additional Resources

In addition to support services and complementary therapies, Swedish offers a variety of resources for our Ivy Center patients, including:
  • 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.

Local Resources

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
Caregiver Contact: Emily Bingham at 206-525-9190

Cancer Lifeline / 206-297-2100 /

Cancer Lifeline provides a unique array of services to cancer patients and survivors, their family members, caregivers, friends and co-workers.

Gilda’s Club
 206-709-1400 /
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 /
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.

National Resources

American Brain Tumor Association
1-800-886-2282 /

The National Brain Tumor Society
1-800-934-2873 /

American Cancer Society
1-800-ACS-2345 /

Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) 
800-532-5274 /

Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC)
866-999-DLRC (3752) /


Cancer Compass

Clinical Trials Resources

National Cancer Institute

National Institute of Health

Musella Foundation



Contact Information

Ben and Catherine Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment
550 17th Avenue
Suite 540
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: 206-320-2300
Fax: 206-320-8149
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Diagnosed with a Brain tumor?

The Ivy Center has a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses and social workers who specialize in treating people with benign and malignant brain tumors.

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Need a second opinion?

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How you can help

Swedish is constantly working to ensure patients with debilitating neurological disorders have access to the best treatment options, the latest technology, and state-of-the-art facilities.

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Support Services

At the Ivy Center, patients and their families have access to a wide range of support services.

Counseling for Brain Tumor Patients and Families

CaringBridge Website