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Social workers talking to Moffitt patient

A diagnosis of cancer can be life-changing. Between the emotions that come with a life-threatening illness, health care decision making and managing day-to-day life, patients can feel overwhelmed. In pursuit of its goal to offer holistic, patient- and family-centered care, Moffitt is proud to offer specially trained licensed clinical social workers to help provide the support, guidance and resources needed to help cope and manage after a diagnosis of cancer.

Social workers can help you with:

  • Understanding your emotions and ways to cope
  • Managing changes to your relationships and family
  • Talking to your children about your diagnosis
  • Discussing and completing an advance directive
  • Planning for end of life
  • Referral to Moffitt and community resources to help with support, home care, medical equipment, food, transportation, lodging and financial assistance

Our oncology social workers are available in all Moffitt clinics across three campuses. Social workers are also available on all in-patient units in the hospital at the Magnolia campus.

Moffitt is concerned about your well-being. During your clinic appointments and when you are admitted to the hospital, a trained staff person will ask you about your distress and coping. If you have concerns that cause distress, they will offer the services of our clinical social workers so you can get the help you need.

To reach your social worker please contact your clinic, ask a member of your care team both in-patient and out-patient, or call the Department of Social Work at 813-745-8407.