Hospitalization for a serious illness or injury can have a profound effect on the patient and family, altering lifestyles in minor or very fundamental ways.
At South Nassau Communities Hospital, our Social Work Department is here to help: We provide discharge planning and professional counseling services for patients and families coping with the impact of illness and hospitalization. Our experienced and trained social workers:
- Help patients plan for post-hospital care
- Identify and refer patients and families to community-based resources to meet their needs
- Help ease the transition from hospital to home
Our social workers also provide advocacy and information to individuals on entitlement programs such as WIC, Medicaid and Public Assistance.
- For information on discharge planning, please contact South Nassau’s Social Work Department at (516) 632-3925
- For information about entitlement programs such as WIC, Medicaid and Public Assistance, please contact South Nassau Family Medicine at Oceanside at (516) 255-8456
- Outpatient counseling services are also available to assist families dealing with mental health issues, substance abuse and other difficulties. Contact our Mental Health Counseling Center in Baldwin at (516) 377-5400
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