Tulane Abdominal Transplant Institute has social workers available for pre-transplant assessment, emotional support during the transplant process, and post-transplant needs. You will be assigned a social worker during the evaluation process who can assist in locating many resources.

Our social workers can also assist with the Ticket to Work program when a patient feels that they are ready to go back to work.

Social Services conduct a monthly transplant support group. Pre-transplant patients are encouraged to attend as we find this to be a great source of comfort to many of our patients.

Support Group

The Tulane Transplant social workers conduct a monthly transplant support group. For the current schedule, please contact the Tulane Abdominal Transplant social workers at 504-988-5344.

Medication Assistance

Patient Assistance Programs are available to help people afford the cost of their prescription medications after transplant. Eligibility for assistance with medications is based on income criteria and insurance status, however the eligibility rules of each program vary widely. To find out more about Patient Assistance Programs, visit the following websites:

The Tulane Transplant social workers are also available to answer questions about Patient Assistance Programs and to help guide you through the enrollment process. If you are a patient of Tulane Abdominal Transplant Institute and need more information about medication assistance, please contact the Tulane Abdominal Transplant social workers at (504)988-5344 or 1-888-988-5344

Ticket to Work Program

The Tulane Abdominal Transplant Institute can help transplant patients find employment through the Ticket to Work and Self Sufficiency Program.

The Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program is an employment program for people with medical disabilities who are interested in going to work. The Ticket Program is part of the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999 – legislation designed to remove many of the barriers that previously influenced people’s decisions about going to work because of the concerns over losing health care coverage. The goal of the Ticket Program is to increase opportunities and choices for Social Security disability beneficiaries to obtain employment, vocational rehabilitation, and other support services from public and private providers, employers, and other organizations.

Day-to-day administration of the Ticket Program is the responsibility of the Program Manager. The Social Security Administration has contracted with MAXIMUS, a private company, to perform this role.

If you are interested in returning to work, please contact the Tulane Abdominal Transplant social workers at (504) 988-5344.