Patient/Family Support Services
Patient/Family Support Services subcategories:
- Adolescent Health Transition Programs (2/0)
- Health Care Discount Enrollment Programs (6/0)
- Health Related Temporary Housing (27/6)
- Medical Social Work (50/4)
- Mercy Transportation (12/0)
- Pastoral Care (12/2)
- Patient/Family Morale Boosting Programs (4/1)
- Patient Financial Services Offices (3/0)
- Personal Health Care Advocate Services (31/3)
- Wish Foundations (15/3)
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Programs that provide support services for patients and their families. Included are offices in hospitals or medical clinics that provide advocacy, social work services, or assistance related to admissions or billing; temporary housing for patients/families; mercy flights; morale boosting activities; and other services that support the ability of patients and their families to cope with illness.
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