Transplant social workers are an integral part of the transplant team and provide education, support and counseling through all phases of transplant. Prior to transplant, social workers assist patients and families in understanding and coping with the emotional, psychological and social issues related to transplant. Social workers are additionally responsible for the pre-transplant psychosocial evaluation. Social workers provide counseling and emotional support to patients and families as they proceed through the pre-transplant work-up, transplant hospitalization, and post-transplant follow-up. Social workers work closely with the financial counselors to refer patients and families to economic resources that may be helpful for financial and insurance issues. Social workers facilitate education and support groups and refer patients and families to other community agencies and resources.