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Oncology Social Work

Providing resources to make your stay more comfortable and your transition to home easier.

Dealing with the challenges of cancer treatment can be overwhelming.  Our social workers — specializing in the challenges associated with cancer and its treatment — help patients and their families cope. Our social workers may assist with:

  • Advance directives/living wills
  • Alternative living arrangements
  • Caregiver concerns
  • Counseling
  • Disability questions
  • Durable medical equipment
  • Educational information
  • Emotional distress
  • Extended care services
  • Financial assistance
  • Hair loss resources
  • Health insurance issues
  • Home health services
  • Hospice care
  • Income loss
  • Interpreter services
  • Legal issues
  • Lifeline 24-hour medical alert system
  • Lodging
  • Problem solving
  • Psychosocial assessments
  • Rehabilitation
  • Religious/spiritual concerns
  • Respite care
  • Social issues
  • Support groups
  • Transportation
  • Workplace issues


Methodist Hospital
8303 Dodge St.
Omaha, NE 68114


An oncology-certified social worker is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and through the main hospital operator seven days a week 402-354-4000.

Oncology social work is provided free of charge to patients through the generosity of the Methodist Hospital Foundation and its cancer survivorship program, Harper's Hope.