CURE recognizes the impact a childhood cancer diagnosis can have on the whole family. We hope to assist you navigate this experience by partnering with a network of licensed community-based therapists to provide counseling sessions.
Who is eligible?
Family’s circumstances must include one of the following:
- Child diagnosed with cancer, LCH, HLH, or aplastic anemia
- Child relapsed with cancer, LCH, HLH, or aplastic anemia
- Child passed away from cancer, cancer- related circumstance, LCH, HLH, or aplastic anemia
How many counseling sessions are available to each family participating in this program?
Each family who meets criteria will be eligible for up to ten (10) individual/group counseling sessions per family.
What is the cost to your family?
The first session is free. Each session thereafter (maximum of 9 additional sessions) the family will pay $25.00 copay per session.
Where are the therapists located?
At this time, CURE’s Partners in Caring Counseling program is comprised of a network of therapists located in Georgia.
What is the process for making a referral?
A referral can be made to CURE Childhood Cancer as a self-referral (the family is referring themselves) or the referral can come from a healthcare professional. After the initial referral has been made the family will be asked to sign the Counseling Guidelines form (this form) which acknowledges the family understands the counseling program, its process, and provides consent for CURE to share the family’s contact information and limited healthcare information regarding the child with cancer with the center/therapist providing the counseling services.
Once the Counseling Guidelines form has been signed and returned to the CURE office, CURE will forward an authorization code (CUREXXXXXX) to the family and the center/therapist providing the counseling services. Once the family has received their authorization code it is the family’s responsibility to contact the therapist directly to schedule an appointment.
Can 10 sessions be divided between family members?
Yes, but the maximum number of sessions per family at the CURE subsidized rate is 10 sessions.
What happens if I miss a scheduled session?
You must cancel a scheduled session at least 24 hours in advance to avoid being charged the amount of your copayment. This cancellation is waived if the missed appointment is the direct result of a medical emergency involving childhood cancer.
Who is responsible for scheduling appointments?
Families will be responsible for scheduling appointments.
Can families call CURE’s Partners in Caring network of therapists directly to qualify for the program?
No. CURE’s Partners in Caring network of counseling centers and therapists are not authorized to offer counseling services to anyone if a CURE Authorization code has not been submitted by the CURE office.
CURE’s Partners in Caring network of therapists are committed to patient and family confidentiality. CURE’s Partners in Caring network of therapists comply with federal HIPAA guidelines to protect the privacy of healthcare information. CURE authorizes sessions at counseling centers within our Partners in Caring Network for participants utilizing a limited release of information that does not authorize the center providing counseling services to disclose clinical information to CURE regarding patients or their families.
CURE Childhood Cancer offers the Partners in Caring program solely to support patients with childhood cancer, LCH, HLH, aplastic anemia and their families. While CURE has chosen to partner with an accredited Center with state licensed providers, CURE has no responsibility for, and makes no representations or warranties with respect to, a) the providers who render counseling and other services through this program; b) the information provided by the providers in any form, whether printed or electronic; c) the quality or outcome of services provided through this program ,or d) the ability of providers to provide the contracted services, including all express, statutory, and implied warranties of treatment outcome. CURE reserves completely the right to alter the type and nature of the programs it offers through the Partners in Caring, including terminating some or all of the services offered. By participating in the Partners in Caring program, patients and their families agree to hold CURE harmless for any breach of professional liability while receiving services from a counseling center within the Partners in Caring network.
By signing below I give CURE Childhood Cancer permission to provide my name, contact information, and limited healthcare information regarding the child with cancer for referral to the Partners in Caring program. By signing I am also stating that I have read and understand the guidelines in this document.