> Referral Information for Patients and Caregivers
information for Cancer Patients
offers a Toll-Free HELPLINE ~ a national resource
provided to help people with cancer and their caregivers
find counseling services in their own communities.
APOS has a toll-free Helpline
through which cancer patients, caregivers and advocacy
obtain referrals for local counseling services
throughout the United States.
This referral program aims to connect cancer patients and their caregivers to psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers and counselors skilled in the management of cancer-related distress.
If the Helpline staff cannot find local support services and there is an immediate need for help, an APOS mental health counselor from the Helpline will continue to support them by phone while they seek professional help with coping in their community. Counseling sessions will be scheduled at the discretion of the Helpline counselor according to patient need.
To request a confidential
referral, please call: Toll
(1-866-APOS-4-HELP) or you may
send an e-mail to the Helpline.
The following information is
caller's name (spelling of the
contact phone number(s), including
patient’s city/town and state
zip code of the location where you are searching
for a referral
Calls are accepted 24 hours a day through a voicemail
system and then handled by trained staff
members who have access to a national directory of
mental health resources. Helpline
inquiries will normally be returned within 24 to
Disclaimer: This service is not a
substitute for seeking proper medical care or advice and
serves only to provide referral information for support
and counseling services to patients, their care-givers
and advocacy organizations. If you feel you are in urgent
need of medical attention or support services, please
contact your physician or area hospital for immediate