Social Work Services

Social Work Services

Cleveland Clinic Florida has a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Breast Patient Navigator to help patients access services and support, facilitate support groups and access care.

A social worker is trained to help reduce social and emotional psycho-social concerns, by providing services to patients, families and care partners facing the impact of their cancer diagnosis. Social workers are an integral part of the healthcare team. Our clinical social worker and breast patient navigator are part of your care team and collaborate with specialists in the development of your treatment plan.

Social work services can provide assistance and access to the following:

  • Individual, family and group counseling to help with coping and adjusting to lifestyle changes
  • Referrals to community and national organizations
  • Assistance with governmental agencies and programs that help people with disabilities, including the Social Security Administration and Medicare
  • Cancer Support Organizations
  • Support Groups
  • Financial assistance programs and referrals to a Patient Financial Advocate
  • Employment and disability benefits
  • Assistance for help at home if indicated by your physicians

For more information or assistance from Social Work Services call 954.659.5604

Patient Resource & Education Center

Patient Resource & Education Center

Our Patient Resource and Education Center at the Maroone Cancer Center provides patients and their friends and families information and resources about cancer, including:

  • Pamphlets and informational brochures
  • Computer terminals that can be used for conducting internet searches
  • WiFi access for laptops
  • Conference area where you can sit with a nurse and ask questions
  • Listings and registrations for support groups and other patient programs
  • Listings of resources such as wigs, transportation, and lodging

The Patient Resource and Education Center at is open to help you obtain cancer information from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.

Integrative Oncology Program

Support Services

View our Patient Support Services List to find services for you at Cleveland Clinic Florida's Maroone Cancer Center. For information on any of the services listed, please call the Patient Resource Center at 954.659.5840.

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Patient Navigators

Patient Navigators

Helping Patients Navigate Cancer Care

Patients facing a cancer diagnosis receive treatment from a large team of specialists. At the center of that interdisciplinary team is a patient care navigator. Patient navigation is designed to enhance patient experiences and the delivery of cancer care by increasing cancer treatment adherence, reducing care delays and promoting education and lifestyle changes in survivorship care. According to research, patients experience lower levels of distress, anxiety and depression when they receive this level of support.

Compassionate Guides

Patient navigators are trusted intermediaries who provide evidence based, unbiased information to educate patients about the diagnostic and treatment processes so that they can make informed decisions about their care. They provide emotional and psychosocial support and help patients overcome potential barriers to care.

For more information call, Leida N. Hobafcovici, RN, BSN, Nurse Navigator at 954.487.2309.

Cancer Support Services

Cancer Support Services

Cancer Support Services

For your convenience, our Support Services are listed by location at the links below. Support Services vary by location, some may be meeting virtually. We recommend contacting the location nearest you for the most up-to-date information: