Patient and Family Support Services

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Below are a number of support services that may be helpful for patients undergoing brain tumor treatment and their families.

UCLA Caregiver Support Group
Dates available: Second Thursday of every month, 6:30-8:30 pm
Location: Radiation Oncology, 200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Level B2
Contact: Jacqueline Dillon, MSW
310-267-9413
[email protected]
Please speak to or email the MSW before attending a group session.

UCLA Patient and Family Advisory Council
uclahealth.org/neurosurgery/patient-and-family-advisory-council-npfac
Dates available: Second Tuesday of every month, 5:30-7:30 pm
Location: Wasserman Building, 300 Stein Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Contact: Diana Babayan
310-794-1801

UCLA Neuropsychiatric and Behavioral Services ACCESS Center
semel.ucla.edu/npbhs
310-825-9989

American Brain Tumor Association
abta.org 
800-886-2282

Children's Brain Tumor Foundation
cbtf.org 
212-448-9494

National Brain Tumor Society
braintumor.org
617-924-9997

Cancer Support Community Los Angeles
cancersupportla.org 
310-314-2555

The Compassionate Friends of Los Angeles
Grief and bereavement support for those who have experienced the loss of a child.
tcfla.org
310-474-3407

Cityride Program
Transportation program for individuals and seniors with disabilities in Los Angeles County.
ladottransit.com/other/cityride
(213, 310, 323, 818) + 808-7433

Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), U.S. Department of Labor
Continuation of health coverage.
dol.gov/general/topic/health-plans/cobra
866-487-2365

Family and Medical Leave Act, U.S. Department of Labor
dol.gov/agencies/whd/fmla
866-487-9243

Medi-Cal, California Department of Health Care Services
California's state insurance program for low-income individuals and families.
medi-cal.ca.gov/
800-541-5555

Medicare, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Medical insurance for seniors.
medicare.gov
800-633-4273

Social Security Administration/Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
socialsecurity.gov
800-772-1213

Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)
Federal health and nutrition program for women, infants and children.
fns.usda.gov/wic/women-infants-and-children-wic
800-852-5770