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Social Workers

A diagnosis of cancer can affect many areas of your life, causing you to feel overwhelmed. You have a helping hand at Minnesota Oncology to help you access various non-medical services throughout your treatment journey. Our social workers are here for you and your family.

The following is a list of some of the social services that our team can help you with:

  • Transportation resources to clinic appointments
  • American Cancer Society Services
  • Time and location of support groups
  • Upcoming community events and programs
  • Referrals to homemaking and home care services
  • Referrals for non-medical financial assistance during treatment
  • Social Security Disability (SSD)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Assisted Living and Nursing Home Placement
  • Hospice Care

Provide educational materials and brochures

  • Healthcare directives
  • Wig/Hair loss information and resources

Help with communication and coping issues

Lisa Thelemann, LSW
(East Metro)
651-251-5515

Nicole Reitsma, LGSW
(West Metro)
(651) 602-5301


Please don’t hesitate to call ~ we will help you find the answers you need.