Psychosocial Oncology

Alberta Health Services - Cancer Care Alberta

Psychosocial Oncology is a department of healthcare professionals from psychology, social work, spiritual care, nursing, and psychiatry, specializing in cancer care.

This service provides help for patients and their family with coping with the stress that often comes with a cancer diagnosis and treatment. Taking care of your emotional, social, spiritual and practical well-being is an important part of your treatment plan and coping.

We are a part of your oncology treatment team. We offer different types of programs and services to support your wellbeing;

  • Individual, couple and family counselling
  • Professionally-led support groups
  • Practical support for your finances and other basic needs
  • Classes and programs

Availability of programs and services changes depending on the cancer centre.

Services may be available via telephone, online platform (Zoom) or at your healthcare centre through Telehealth.


Key Provider: cancer patient navigators, drug access coordinators, indigenous cancer patient navigators, psychiatrists, psychologists, sexual health consultants, social workers, spiritual care counsellors, adolescent and young adult navigators
Yes, Service targets to:
  • patients and their families
Application Process
Service Access: See below, Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information. Patients can self refer or be referred by their doctor or nurse. Patients can call for appointment or to register for classes.
Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: N/A,
Web Site
Interpreter/Translation services
Fee: No

Fee Reduction: N/A
Membership Fee: N/A
Wheelchair access: Yes -
Other disabled access: Yes - Parking stalls, ramps and washrooms
Agency Information
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Last Verified On
February 5, 2024
11560 University Avenue
Edmonton, AB, T6G 1Z2

This facility provides a range of healthcare services for people with cancer. There's no emergency department at this location.

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Hours of Operation
08:00 AM to 04:15 PM
08:00 AM to 04:15 PM
08:00 AM to 04:15 PM
08:00 AM to 04:15 PM
08:00 AM to 04:15 PM