If you would like to speak to a social worker, call 501-603-1612 or talk to your nurse.
Clinical oncology social workers are available in every Cancer Institute clinic. Our social workers have special training in the needs of cancer patients and families and have spent time walking with many people through their experience with cancer.
Being your advocate and helping you navigate the medical system are ways a social worker can help you. They also can provide you with resources for financial assistance with some of the extra expenses you may have.
And since this disease brings you and your family into a different place with new challenges, your social worker can help you understand and move through the emotions that come with this disease — emotions that are normal with cancer but sometimes unfamiliar territory for people.
Talking through what is happening and how you feel about it can help reduce stress, sadness or worries. You are invited at any time to talk one on one with one of our social workers or participate in a support group.
Myeloma Social Work Services
The Myeloma Center’s social workers provide emotional support to patients and their loved ones through individual, family and group therapy. They provide:
- Advocacy services
- Counseling and support for emotional needs
- Resource navigation
- Financial aid counseling
- Guidance on local housing and transportation
- Information on national support organizations and programs
- Referrals for allied healthcare services
- Discharge planning following hospitalization
There are many hotels in Little Rock that offer special rates and services to Myeloma Center patients. A number of apartment complexes make furnished apartments available to our patients for extended stays. Social workers can help arrange lodging needs to maximize comfort and convenience. Hotel List
Social workers can be reached at 501-686-8145 or you can ask for assistance at the clinic registration desk.