Brain Tumor Information
UCSF Peer Support Program
For more information, visit the Peer Support website.
Advanced Directive Information
Download our PDF to learn more about advanced directives.
American Brain Tumor Association
This website includes a PDF of the UCSF Orientation to Caregiving Handbook. For more information, contact the ABTA Careline at (800) 886-ABTA (2282).
American Cancer Society (ACS)
Provides disease-specific information as well as help with connecting you to local cancer support resources in your area. For more information, contact (800) 227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.
Support services include phone support, linkage to financial assistance and community programs. For more information, contact (800) 813-4673 or visit www.cancercare.org.
Information regarding state and federal programs for people with serious health conditions and/or disabilities. www.db101.org.
Disability Rights Legal Center (DRLC) / Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC)
For more information, contact (866) 843-2572 or www.thedrlc.org.
Employment Development Department / State of California-Short Term Disability Information
For more information, contact (800) 480-3287 or visit www.edd.ca.gov.
Family and Friends Webpage of the Cancer Support Community
Support services and resources for caregivers and families with children can be found at www.cancersupportcommunity.org.
Medicare Program Benefits Booklet
Many insurance companies follow these Medicare guidelines. For more information, contact (800) MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) or view the Medicare PDF.
Helps patients access medications at low or no cost. For more information, contact the Helpline at (978) 865-4115 or visit www.needymeds.org.
National Directory of Home Modification and Repair Resources
Patient Advocate Foundation
Provides patient advocacy services. For more information, contact (800) 532-5274 or visit www.patientadvocate.org.
Social Security Disability
Federal long-term disability program. For information regarding eligibility and how to apply, call (800) 772-1213 or visit www.ssa.gov.
The information and resources listed here are not intended to be an endorsement, nor are the listings all-inclusive. The resources are provided in hopes that they provide direction as you begin your search for support. Please check with the individual agencies for updated information.
UCSF Health medical specialists have reviewed this information. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or other health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your provider.