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Advance Directive - Resources
The Department of Supportive Care Medicine offers resources to help patients at any stage of illness navigate complex medical decisions. 
 
are available free of charge Monday through Friday at the Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center.

During business hours, please contact the Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center.
 
Phone: 626-218-CARE (2273)
BillerResourceCenter@coh.org
M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fax:  626-256-8625
 
After hours and on weekends, you may contact any notary service at your expense.
 

Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center

  • Education and information on common health care decisions
  • Notary appointments
  • Advance Directive forms

Clinical Social Work

  • Arrange and participate in family meetings
  • Assistance with filling out Advance Directive form
  • Financial, estate and legal guardianship guidance
  • Bereavement support
  • Assistance with funeral arrangements

Spiritual Care

  • Can participate in family meetings
  • Clarification of values and priorities
  • Bereavement support

Pain and Palliative Medicine

  • Clarification of priorities and goals
  • Assistance with understanding common healthcare decisions
  • Communication of treatment preferences to family and medical team

Resources

Advance Directive - Resources
The Department of Supportive Care Medicine offers resources to help patients at any stage of illness navigate complex medical decisions. 
 
are available free of charge Monday through Friday at the Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center.

During business hours, please contact the Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center.
 
Phone: 626-218-CARE (2273)
BillerResourceCenter@coh.org
M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fax:  626-256-8625
 
After hours and on weekends, you may contact any notary service at your expense.
 

Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center

  • Education and information on common health care decisions
  • Notary appointments
  • Advance Directive forms

Clinical Social Work

  • Arrange and participate in family meetings
  • Assistance with filling out Advance Directive form
  • Financial, estate and legal guardianship guidance
  • Bereavement support
  • Assistance with funeral arrangements

Spiritual Care

  • Can participate in family meetings
  • Clarification of values and priorities
  • Bereavement support

Pain and Palliative Medicine

  • Clarification of priorities and goals
  • Assistance with understanding common healthcare decisions
  • Communication of treatment preferences to family and medical team
City of Hope combines compassionate care with the best and most innovative science. Our 100+ acre campus is designed to meet the full range of needs of our patients and families. This guide is designed to help you take advantage of all that is offered at City of Hope - Duarte.
To make an appointment for yourself, a family member or a friend, please complete and submit our Become a Patient Request Form, or call City of Hope at
800-826-HOPE (4673).
Contact Us
Phone: (800) 826-HOPE (4673)
 
Hours: M – F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PST)
 
Calls received after 5 p.m. will be returned the next business day.
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Info for Referring Physicians
City of hope welcomes patient referrals from physicians throughout the world. City of Hope is located near northeast Los Angeles, in Duarte, California.



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