Support and Resources for MSK Patients

Support and Resources for MSK Patients

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Are there resources at MSK to help me cope with the stress from COVID-19?

It’s normal to feel stressed, sad, or worried about COVID-19, especially if you or your loved one is sick. There are many things you can do to take care of yourself and manage your stress, including staying connected to family and friends, trying relaxation techniques, starting a hobby, and disconnecting from the news. MSK has a variety of resources to help you deal with this difficult situation. Learn more about ways to manage stress and anxiety.

We have created new programming and modified existing programming to meet your needs during this difficult time. Visit Virtual Programs for a listing of our online educational and support programs run by our social workers, dietitians, and other specialists. You can also find meditation, guided imagery, movement, and other classes offered by our Integrative Medicine Service. If you’re in the hospital, you can try some of our tips for staying calm and connected or browse a library of calming videos and meditations on the interactive TV screens in our inpatient rooms.

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I’m having financial problems due to COVID-19. Are there any resources to help with my medical costs?

We understand that many people are facing financial difficulties due to COVID-19. We continue to operate the Food to Overcome Outcome Disparities program, which provides food for patients in need by delivering groceries and offering curbside pickup for those coming to MSK for an appointment. Our patient billing services team is also available to help. Please call us at 646-227-3378 to learn about financial assistance options. For international patients, please call 212-639-4900.

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