Patient and Family Resource Center
The Moores Cancer Center Patient and Family Resource Center is a dedicated space for patients, caregivers and community members. You are invited to visit and learn more about cancer diagnoses, treatment options, symptom management and side effects, clinical trials, nutrition, coping, caregiving, self-care and a variety of related topics.
Support and comfort Items available to patients and community members include:
- Various comfort items such as lap blankets, pillows, hats, and wigs
- Educational brochures, videos, and books (in English and Spanish)
- Complimentary reading material
- Computers with online access to the most comprehensive and credible websites for cancer information and community resources
- Trained volunteer staff, many of them cancer survivors
Image Center and Wig Salon
Located within the Patient and Family Resource Center, the Image Center and Wig Salon provides a selection of free wigs, hats and head coverings for men and women undergoing cancer treatment. Experienced volunteers are on hand to personally assist women with hair loss questions, plus wig fitting and selection, all in the comfort of a private, welcoming space.
The program allows Moores Cancer Center to provide one wig and one head covering per patient.
No registration or appointment is necessary. Just drop in during our Resource Center hours!
Hours: Open daily; hours vary
Location: Moores Cancer Center, Room 1066, on the first floor just to the left of the lobby elevators (map)
What's Going On?
Become a Volunteer
Patient and Family Resource Center volunteers are dedicated individuals who recognize the need to help others during this difficult time. Many volunteers are cancer survivors, caregivers and friends or family members of cancer patients. These special individuals have a unique perspective on the cancer experience and provide our patients with valuable information, resources and support.
All volunteer candidates are interviewed and given extensive training to work in the Patient and Family Resource Center.
If you are interested in volunteering with us, please contact Layah Blacksberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit UC San Diego Health Volunteer Services for more information.