Patients will receive an initial nutritional assessment by one of our nurses. Additionally, our nutritionist will be available throughout the course of your treatment if needed.
Social work services are available to all patients to assist with emotional issues, community services, financial and transportation concerns.
Yoga and massage therapy is held weekly in our department. If required, we will arrange access to outpatient physical therapy as well.
For our patients who reside in the Boston area, van rides are available by appointment. They are provided on a space available basis.
As a courtesy to our patients, the Department of Radiation Oncology offers parking at no charge to all patients while they are undergoing radiation treatment within the department. To obtain a parking placard, please see our receptionist at the front desk once you have been given a copy of your treatment schedule. We will be happy to issue a parking placard that you can use through the last day of your radiation treatments.
Our patient parking area is located in front of the Moakley Building, 830 Harrison Avenue, which allows easy access to our department through the main entrance of the building. A valet will be able to direct you to the parking area. If you are handicapped or need assistance, our valet will park your car for you.
Please remember to leave the placard in the car window as this will identify you as one of our patients. Once you have completed your treatments, your placard will expire. We can also help arrange transportation if necessary. If you have any transportation requirements, please inform the therapist so we can do our best to accommodate your needs.
Support groups at Boston Medical Center give patients and their families who are affected by similar diseases an opportunity to meet and discuss ways to cope with their illness.