Social Services

Sometimes, cancer care can result in difficult decisions and drastic lifestyle changes. These uncertain moments can be troubling for patients and their families and hard to handle alone.

This is where the Social Services team at OSF HealthCare steps in. Our licensed clinical social workers provide comforting support for patients and their families. They can help patients meet their economic, social, physical and spiritual needs. 

Benefits of Social Services

Our Social Services teams provide several types of assistance, including:

  • Helping patients adjust to illness and treatment
  • Planning for hospital discharge, including arranging adaptive equipment, home health and other care facility services and transportation needs
  • Sharing knowledge of community services, agencies and resources available to patients
  • Helping patients understand the financial aspects of cancer care and potential out-of-pocket costs
  • Helping patients find resources that may help them lower their costs
  • Advance care planning and directives
  • Interacting with patients, families and service organizations to help coordinate care

Get Started

To learn more about what OSF Social Services can do for you and your family, please talk to your oncology care team. 


There is no cost for using OSF Social Services.