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Social Work

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

Social workers

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

Jennifer Entgelmeier, MSW, LGSW (West Metro area)
(651) 602-5301

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