Social Work Services and Financial Assistance

Social workers are a crucial part of your health care team at Siteman Cancer Center. As you go through cancer treatment, social workers can provide resources to help you and your family manage the challenges that come with a cancer diagnosis.

What concerns can you discuss with your social worker?
  • Coping with cancer and its treatment
  • Working during treatment
  • Talking to your children about cancer
  • Questions related to insurance options
  • Health care directives and power of attorney for health care documents
  • End-of-life care
  • Cancer survivorship
What resources can your social worker provide?
  • Disability and employment
  • Lodging for those traveling from out-of-town
  • Counseling and support groups
  • Transportation to treatment
  • Financial concerns related to your cancer treatment
  • Care options

Contact a social worker

If you are at an appointment, you can ask your doctor or nurse to contact a social worker for you.  You can also contact a social worker directly at your treatment location.

To get in touch at Barnes-Jewish Hospital or our satellite facilities, please call the following:

Applying for financial assistance

Health insurance may help cover some of the costs related to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. However, if you’re concerned about the financial burden of your diagnosis and treatment, know that we are committed to providing assistance for patients who are uninsured or who need help paying their bills.

BJC HealthCare

View the financial assistance policy or fill out the financial assistance application.

Washington University Patient Financial Services

Discover what assistance is offered through Patient Financial Services.