Social Work Services

Our licensed medical social workers are available to assess your needs and assist you with social, psychological, financial, and hospital discharge planning issues. They work closely with you, your family, your physicians and case managers at St. Mary's to ensure that you have an appropriate plan of care upon your discharge. Our social workers provide counseling in relation to coping with your illness, as well as crisis intervention, planning and arranging for short-term rehabilitation programs and long-term care. In addition, they are available to assist you in the completion of an advance directive and other decision-making processes relating to end of life issues. To request a meeting with a social worker, please contact your nurse or physician or call the Social Work Department at 973-365-4385.