Cancer Psychology, Social Work and Spiritual Care Services


It's not uncommon to have difficulty coping with a diagnosis of cancer and its treatment. Our cancer psychologists at UW Health in Madison, Wisconsin work specifically with cancer patients and their families in our Cancer Clinics. Both individual and family counseling is available.
 
To arrange an appointment, please call (608) 265-1700.
 
Clinical Social Work Services
 
Clinical social work services are available to people with cancer diagnoses, their family members, and other support persons. Services include support with the emotional issues of cancer, impact on family, adjustment to the illness and treatment, and assistance with financial, disability, access and vocational issues.
 
Available to all oncology, hematology, and bone/blood marrow transplant patients and families. Our social workers specialize in different disease sites.
  • Call Amy Scharmer, APSW at (608) 266-6025 regarding patients with breast, esophageal, head and neck and lung cancers, melanoma and any unknown primary cancer diagnoses.
  • Call Kristin Arnold, APSW at (608) 262-7894 regarding patients with bone marrow transplants and hematology diseases.
  • Call Stacey Martens, APSW at (608) 263-8521 regarding patients with GI and GU, brain cancers, sarcoma, prostate and testicular cancer diagnosis.
  • Call Susan Tierney, LCSW at (608) 266-6001 regarding patients with gynecologic cancers and any oncology patient seen for treatment at 1 S. Park.

Spiritual Care Services


Our Spiritual Care Services has a chaplain who works specifically with patients with cancer and their families, providing pastoral and emotional support. Chaplains help patients identify their spiritual and emotional resources and can address meaning of life issues.

Available to all oncology, hematology, and bone/blood marrow transplant patients and families. Call (608) 263-3592.

A chaplain is also available 24 hours a day and can be reached by dialing UW paging at (608) 262-2122.