Social services are provided by a qualified social worker to
assess a patient’s social, emotional, environmental, financial and support
needs as related to his/her medical condition. Social Services can
provide the patient and family with education in many areas, including but not
limited to: counseling for long range planning and decision making, community
resource planning, referrals and assistance with understanding medical bills or
other financial issues. Social Services are provided under the direction
of a physician.