Support Services

Information for Patients: Our web site provides information and links to all of the resources you need, including:

Patient Navigator: In partnership with The American Cancer Society, UMGCCC has a patient navigator available to assist patients in getting the support services they need throughout their cancer treatment. Anne McNerney: 410-328-2861

Parking: Free (validated) during radiation treatment at University Plaza Garage on Redwood St. Let the front desk in Radiation Oncology know after your first visit. Also, concierge and valet parking available for $9-11. Valet: 410-328-5473

Transportation: American Cancer Society Ride Program: 888-227-6333

LodgingHope Lodge provides free, temporary lodging a few blocks from the Medical Center for long-distance travelers. Karen: 410-547-2522. Area hotels offer discounts to patients undergoing treatment at UMGCC.

Cancer Support Foundation: Based in Columbia, MD, offers various services such as monthly cancer support groups, housing, transportation help, and financial assistance. Cindy Carter: 410-964-9563

Physical Therapy and Lymphedema Clinic: Faye Wilson: 410-328-7725. Also,

Genetic Counseling: 410-328-2294

Nutrition: Mindy Athas, R.D.: 410-328-5462

Support Groups: Breast Cancer Support Group meets every 4th Thursday, 12 noon to 1:30 pm on 1st floor of the Gudelsky Building. Contact Rhonda Boozer: 410-328-3595. Also, the HopeWell Cancer Support in Brooklandville, MD: 410-832-2719

Patient Resource Center: Located on the 1st floor of the Weinberg Building, the center has pamphlets, videotapes, & wellness classes. Anne Williams: 410-328-WELL (9355)

Personal Patient Web Pages: We sponsor CaringBridge, a free service that lets you create a secure, personal web site to post journal entries, photos and information you want to share about your own care with your family and friends.

Alternative Medicine/Acupuncture: Center for Integrative Medicine, UM Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute: 410-448-6361

Spiritual Care: Chaplains of all faiths: 410-328-6014. Chapel of Comfort is located on the 1st floor of the Weinberg Building, and is open 24 hours-a-day.

Social Worker: Rebecca Latham, LCSW: 410-328-6700

Personal Support: The Comprehensive Cancer Center has counselors available for personal sessions with patients and their families, or for stress management: 410-328-6553. Department of Social Work: 410-328-6700.

Palliative Care: Timothy Keay, M.D.: 410-328-6700

Having a problem? A patient representative or nurse manager can address specific issues: 410-328-8777