Social Workers

A UCSF social worker is available to you throughout you and your baby's stay. Our social worker can help you identify ways to cope with the stress of the situation. She or he will also tour you around the intensive care nursery and other facilities, and help you prepare for what to expect after the baby is born. She can also assist you with lodging arrangements and financial or insurance questions you may have.

Our physicians will speak with you at length about your fetus’s condition, the procedure, risks, possible benefits, and possible complications of fetal surgery. They will perform your surgery and manage your postoperative care together with other members of our fetal therapy team.

Courtney Tong, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Fetal Treatment Center

Courtney Tong is a social worker in the Fetal Treatment Center of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital where she counsels families who face complex pregnancies or whose babies require intensive care after birth. She arranges consultations for parents to meet with a neonatologist to discuss the care newborns may receive and conducts private tours of Labor & Delivery and the Intensive Care...