Smilow Cancer Hospital Supportive Care Access Program
At Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center we recognize that no two cancer journeys are alike. A robust, multidisciplinary team is available to each patient to ensure support systems are in place to assist patients in navigating their cancer treatment. A wealth of programs are available before, during, and aft er active treatment that go far beyond physical healing. Our Supportive Care Referral Coordinators help you and your family members navigate the services available with an individualized approach.
Who can benefit?
All patients with cancer who are in active treatment or in a survivorship stage, as well as family members, may utilize our Smilow Supportive Care Referral Coordinators. Coordinators undergo specific training to become proficient in referring to all of the supportive care programs offered at Smilow Cancer Hospital and our Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Centers. Th e coordinators ensure that all patients and family members are informed of the services they may utilize while they navigate their cancer journey.
How is it accessed?
Smilow Supportive Care Referral Coordinators are available on-site Monday thru Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm in the Resource Center on the first floor of Smilow Cancer Hospital in New Haven. To inquire about services, or for a preliminary discussion about the supportive care offerings, you may also reach the Referral Coordinators at 203-200-4636 or by email at SmilowSupportiveCare@ynhh.org
Smilow Supportive Care Referral Coordinators act as a liaison for patients and family members for guidance and information surrounding the supportive care programs at Smilow Cancer Hospital and our Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Centers. The coordinators screen patients for appropriate referral to the following supportive care programs:
- Art Therapy
- Cingari Boutique
- Community Outreach
- Genetic Counseling and Screening
- Integrative Medicine
- Nutrition Services
- Palliative Care
- Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
- Social Work
- Spiritual Care