When illness strikes, you may feel a bit overwhelmed with the challenges that come with being sick. Worries about finances, getting adequate care, the effects of the illness on your family and possible adjustment to a new lifestyle are some of the issues that a medical social worker can help you through.
The Social Services Department understands individual needs and is ready to provide emotional support and to share valuable information on the community resources and programs available to you. You can then make independent choices about the services you may need to help you through your hospitalization and recovery.
Professional social workers provide support and guidance in dealing with an illness or treatment and can help you make decisions about discharge plans. They are experienced in working with community agencies that can provide you with the services you may need following discharge.
To contact a social worker at OLBH, call 606-833-3186.