Psychosocial Oncology Clinic Area​​


Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm ​​


Phone: 416 946 4525

What We Do

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At the Psychosocial Oncology Clinic, your team includes social workers, music and art therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists. They provide counselling and therapies to help you and your family cope with cancer, reduce stress and improve emotional well-being. We offer many services to help you and your family while you are a patient at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. We also provide support after your treatment.

How to Get Referred

You must be an existing patient of Princess Margaret Cancer Centre to be referred to Psychosocial Oncology. To be seen by Psychiatry or Psychology you need a referral from your Princess Margaret Cancer Centre doctor. To be seen by a social worker you can self-refer by calling 416 946 4525, or your physician can complete a referral form.

How Long Does a Referral Take?

The Psychosocial Oncology department will contact you directly with an appointment. It may take a few weeks for you to get an appointment with Psychiatry or Psychology. Call the doctor’s office if you do not receive information about your appointment within a few weeks.

Referral Information for Physicians

Find referral forms and contact information for Psychosocial Oncology on the UHN Intranet, under the Department of Supportive Care.

See the Guide for Physicians Referring to the Psychosocial Oncology Clinic to learn more about standard and urgent referrals.​

What to Expect

​​Facing cancer can be stressful. At the Psychosocial Oncology Clinic, we focus on taking care of your emotional well-being, and your family’s.

We work together with you and the other members of your health care team to make sure your concerns and anxieties are looked after throughout your cancer experience – from diagnosis to after treatment. We can also connect you to the many services and supports available at Princess Margaret and in the community.

A member of your health care team may refer you to the Psychosocial Oncology Clinic, or you or a family member may request a referral. Once the referral is confirmed, someone from the Psychosocial Oncology Clinic will contact you and give you a time for your first appointment.

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When You Arrive​

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          The Team

          ​Treating and caring for people with cancer takes a well-coordinated team. The Psychosocial Oncology team at the Princess Margaret is made up of world-class psychosocial professionals working together for you and with you. Your team includes specialists in social work, music and art therapy, psychiatry and psychology, as well as Healing Beyond the Body volunteers and many others dedicated to helping you and your family. 

          Cancer affects all aspects of your life. Sometimes, concerns about paying for medication, getting to the hospital or other practical and emotional difficulties can be overwhelming. You may not always know where to turn for help. If you are feeling distressed, talk to a member of your health care team. They will help direct you to a psychosocial service that may help.



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          Last reviewed: 10/19/2022
          Last modified: 2/27/2024 8:22 AM
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