Resources & Support Organ Transplant

Lung Transplant
Resources & Support

At UCSF Health, we are renowned for our highly specialized and cutting-edge medical care. Along with innovative medicine, we strive to provide a variety of services to ensure that patients and families are fully supported while in our care. UCSF has a team of experienced social workers and condition-specific support groups as well as classes to help patients and families navigate their experiences while in our clinics and hospitals. 

Our support services also include unique programs to help heal the mind and spirit, such as Art for Recovery, Healing Through Dance and complimentary spa treatments during infusion therapy. During an unfamiliar and stressful time, UCSF’s support services are ready to lend a hand whenever patients and families need it most.

Patient stories

The whole UCSF team has been so integral to maintaining my health and my quality of life

Clare Dowling

In 2010, UCSF patient Clare Dowling, then 19 years old, received a double lung transplant – and a new lease on life. Her recovery was tough, requiring her to relearn how to breathe and walk. But she persevered, leaving her wheelchair behind, continuing her studies and eventually graduating from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Support services at UCSF Health

Patient Resource

Case Management & Social Work

Connect with a team that can help you find resources, solve problems and advocate for you during treatment at UCSF.

Patient Resource

International Services

If you live outside the United States and are coming to UCSF for medical treatment, our patient liaisons can help coordinate all aspects of your visit.

Patient Resource

Interpreting Services

UCSF offers interpreters in various languages, including American Sign Language (ASL), as well as services for deaf, hard-of-hearing and visually impaired patients.

Class

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Class

This eight-week class teaches mindfulness practices that can reduce stress and improve your overall health, such as meditation and body awareness.

Support Group

Organ Transplant Support Groups

Our heart, lung and liver transplant groups offer peer-based support for pre- and post -transplant patients, LVAD patients, families and caregivers.

Patient Resource

Patient Relations

We welcome feedback about your experience at UCSF Health. Find out how to contact us with comments, questions or concerns.

Patient Resource

Spiritual Care Services

Chaplains representing many faiths are available around the clock to provide support, comfort and counsel to patients, families and caregivers.

Class

Stop Smoking/Vaping/Chewing Class

Get help quitting. Our tobacco addiction specialists will guide you through a four-week course on smoking, health and how to quit.

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