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Social Work Department at Highland Hospital

Part of Your Health Care Team

Our social workers provide services both in the hospital and the community. As a member of the health care team, they are available to you and your family to provide:

  • Emotional support and counseling.
  • Help in coordinating plans for your care after you leave the hospital. If you need short-term rehabilitation or a longer stay in a skilled nursing facility, your social worker will help with this process. Your social worker can also arrange an evaluation to determine if nursing care in your home is needed.
  • Referrals to community resources such as sliding fee-scale aides, family service agencies, geriatric services, transportation services, or community health nurses for home services.
  • Help with Medicaid, Medicare, and other insurance concerns you may have.

Social workers are assigned to all nursing units in the hospital. Services are available seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Your physician or nurse can help contact the social worker assigned to you. There is no charge for these services.