Complementary Programs

Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital offers a number of complementary programs to help with your cancer care.

  • Seated Massage

    Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays:

    10 a.m. – noon in the infusion center

    12:30 – 4:30 p.m. off the radiation oncology waiting room

    No appointment necessary.

  • Social Worker

    Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

    A social worker providing referrals to community-based services.
    Call 434-654-8837 for appointment.

  • Chaplaincy Services, Patient and Family Counseling


    Our chaplain is available to listen to patient and family concerns, to offer help and encouragement, to provide counseling and information about coping strategies, as well as to provide spiritual support and ritual for those who wish them.

  • Nutrition Counseling

    Mondays, 9 a.m. – noon Thursdays, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    Assistance is available about weight loss or gain and diet during chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Make an appointment with a registered dietitian by calling 434-654-8406.

  • Look Good...Feel Better

    Co-sponsored by the American Cancer Society, this program helps women deal with hair loss and changes in skin tone and texture. Sessions scheduled monthly.

    Register by calling the Cancer Resource Center at 434-654-8401.

  • Cancer Resource Center

    Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    The Cancer Resource Center is available at every step of your care to offer in-depth information about your disease and treatments. At the Resource Center, you may meet our nurse navigator who can help you find what you need and guide you through your treatment.

  • Marianne's Room

    Wigs and headcovers provided for women experiencing hair loss from cancer treatment.

    Call 434-654-8401434-654-8401 for more information.