Social Services

Important Numbers:

Inpatient Social Worker

(206) 583-6578 option #2

ER/Outpatient Social Worker

(206) 583-6578 option #1

Transplant Social Worker, The Transplant Center

(206) 341-0925

Outpatient Oncology Social Worker, The Cancer Institute

(206) 223-2374

Social workers help patients and their families cope with changes by offering:

  • Assessments
  • Advocacy
  • Discharge planning
  • Long term care planning
  • Power of Attorney and Advance Directives information
  • Supportive Counseling
  • Pre-surgery screening

Virginia Mason social workers can also assist with information and referrals to community services such as:

  • Home health
  • Hospice
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Social Security
  • DSHS
  • Support groups
  • Shelters
  • Housing programs
  • Addiction treatment
  • Domestic violence
  • APS
  • CPS
  • Caregiver support
  • Nursing homes
  • Alternative living arrangements

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