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Social Work

St. Joseph's Social Work Department offers comprehensive services for inpatients, outpatients, and the community as a whole. Our staff adheres to the NASW Code of Ethics, and is committed to meeting patient needs, providing community leadership, and achieving overall excellence.

Social Workers offer professional, compassionate help to those in need, often creating individual care plans that are based on information obtained from an assessment. Services offered include, but are not limited to:
  • advocating for patient concerns
  • situational counseling and referrals, adjustment to illness counseling
  • protective service assessment and referral
  • transition of care plan development
  • information and referral to community agencies
  • ensuring patients receive safe and timely discharges.
The Social Work Department is located in the 1 South Medical Unit of the hospital, and is staffed from 8 am to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call (618) 526-5330.