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COVID-19 Supportive Care Online Resources

As part of our commitment to keeping patients and staff safe throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have modified how we offer Supportive Care services including wellness classes and support groups. We know how valuable these programs are to our patients and we are dedicated to finding new ways to help those with cancer take an active role in achieving a calmer mind during this stressful time.

Included below is information and online resources for patients and caregivers to use during this unprecedented time. We are actively working to expand our Supportive Care services so please continue to check this page for updates.

All Ridley-Tree Cancer Center Supportive Care departments are currently offering modified services and programs that adhere to social distancing guidelines. Many are providing support and consultations via Telehealth appointments. Please see individual department pages for more information. To learn more about Telehealth visits, please click here

Oncology Social Work

    Online Support Groups

    Ridley-Tree Cancer Center support groups resume in July. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing guidelines, these groups will be virtual and hosted via Zoom. Registration is required. For more information, see the Calendar or contact Rosario at

    Patient Grants and Financial Assistance

    Several grants are available to patients and community members who are in need of financial assistance due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to download a PDF with information on the grants, eligibility and how to apply.


    Wellness Classes

    Many of our longstanding Wellness classes and several new classes are now available online via Zoom. Registration is required. See the Calendar for more information.

    Yoga & Exercise

      Creative Arts

            Meditation & Music

            Additional Resources


            Oncology Nutrition

            Our Oncology Dietitian Nutritionists have put together a list of services that deliver groceries, prepared meals and meal kits to your home. Click here to download a pdf of the list.


              Resource Library


              These online research guides contain links to recommended websites, online resources, and information on materials available at the Resource Library. Guides are available for various cancer types and cancer related topics such as caregiving, lymphedema and stress reduction. For more information, visit the InfoGuides page.


              Coping Tips

              Santa Barbara Independent - 10 Ways to Manage Your COVID-19 Stress: Dr. Jay Winner, family physician at Sansum Clinic, offers tips for coping with pandemic panic.

              Adult Wellness Ideas During COVID-19: Wellness ideas from the Santa Barbara Unified School District's Restorative Approaches Coordinator.

              Centers for Disease Control - COVID-19 Daily Life and Coping

              MD Anderson – 7 Ways to Stay Healthy When You’re Stuck at Home

              UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences – Resources to Support Your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Outbreak: Information for anyone impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic but also includes resources specifically for  families; older adults and caregivers; and low-income, undocumented individuals, and immigrants.

              Harvard Health Publishing - Coping with coronavirus: A series of webinars and podcasts on dealing with stress, anxiety, and a range of other emotions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.


              Disclaimer: Sansum Clinic/Ridley-Tree Cancer Center will not be held responsible for any damages incurred as a result of using these services.