Social Work Services
The Social Work Department of SOMC provides services to inpatients, outpatients and employees. The department has an open referral policy, accepting referrals from physicians, hospital personnel, patients and families, outside agencies and others. Patients considered high risk for needs are evaluated for possible services.
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All modalities of psychosocial services are available including:
- Psychosocial evaluations
- Situational counseling
- Discharge planning
- Assistance with Advance Directives
- Liaison with agencies in the community
The Social Work Department offers short-term counseling and referral services to employees and their dependents under the Employee Assistance Program. Services to Hospice and Home Health Care are also provided. The Social Work Department works closely with the interdisciplinary team to develop a holistic discharge plan with the patient and patient's family.
The social work staff consists of Masters prepared social workers licensed by the state of Ohio. Normal working hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Social Workers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond to crisis or immediate needs of patients