Social Work

Who we are 

The Department of Social Work combines the skills of licensed clinical social workers, baccalaureate-prepared social workers, and clerical support staff to assist patients and families with the challenges faced when dealing with a cancer diagnosis.

How we can help you

We connect patients with internal Roswell Park and community agencies and resources which can address the challenges you face during your treatment. Services offered include individual counseling, discharge planning when you are admitted to the hospital, placement in a skilled nursing or rehab facility after you leave the hospital, Hospice information and referrals, referrals for financial assistance, disability concerns, legal assistance referrals, intimacy concerns, transportation, lodging, and foreign language assistance.

You can ask to see a Social Worker at any outpatient visit or when you are admitted to the hospital. You can also call the department directly at 716-845-8022 to begin the consultation process — consultations are free and confidential.

How to contact us

The department is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is closed on weekends and holidays. Please contact us at 716-845-8022 for more information on beginning a consultation.