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Social Workers for Patients & Families
People facing cancer are often scared about what may happen. They may worry about how their loved ones will cope and what the future will be like.
At Huntsman Cancer Institute, our Patient & Family Support social workers help patients deal with these feelings and concerns. They are an important part of your care team.
Social workers help in many ways by providing these services:
- One-on-one, couples, and family counseling
- Education and support groups
- Tips for better communication
- Stress management
- Help for depression and anxiety
- Filling out advance directives
- Spiritual care resources
- Support for practical concerns such as finances and work-related issues
- Resources for caregivers
Find more information about support and coping on our patient education resources web portal.
Classes & Support Groups
Huntsman Cancer Institute offers many support and education groups for patients and loved ones. Some are general. Others are specific to gender, language, and type of cancer. These classes and groups are a way to share feelings and connect with others who are affected by cancer. Here is a current list.
Patient and Family Support at Huntsman Cancer Institute
2000 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
Hours: Monday—Friday, 8 am–4:30 pm
Social Workers for Inpatients
Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) Inpatient Unit, 4th Floor
Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) Hematology Inpatient Unit, 4th Floor
Intensive Care Unit, 5th Floor
Medical Oncology Inpatient Unit, 4th Floor
Surgical Inpatient Unit, 5th Floor and North Wing
Social Workers for Outpatients
Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT)
Brain, Spine, & Skull Base Cancers
Dermatology, Melanoma, & Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma (CTCL)
Gastrointestinal Cancers - Oncology
Head & Neck Cancers
Hematology, Leukemia, & Lymphoma
Farmington Health Center
South Jordan Health Center
Sugar House Health Center