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Phone: 617-726-2643 Fax: 617-726-7676 Location: Wang-ACC Lower Lobby 037 Business Hours: Social workers are on-site from 8:30 am-11:00 pm, seven days a week. After these hours, social workers are available for emergencies only via page operator.
We accomplish this through a unique combination of counseling and direct connection with a network of community resources. Social work services are private and confidential.
Clinical social workers work with both inpatients and outpatients and their families to:
All social workers are licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and regulated by the Board of Registration in Social Work. Social workers must meet the educational, experience and practice standards articulated for their respective level of licensure.
Social Work Assessment
Clinical social workers assess patients with social, emotional, interpersonal and socioeconomic issues. Areas of assessment include:
Social Work Interventions
Interventions may be with patients, families, non-related caregivers, hospital or community personnel. These may include:
Social workers are available to MassGeneral Hospital for Children inpatients and outpatients through walk-in services and scheduled appointments. Social workers are on site 8:30 am to 11:00 pm, seven days a week, including holidays. There is a social worker on-call for emergencies after hours.
Obstetric Social Workers are clinical social workers who provide ongoing counseling and emotional support to women and their families throughout the pregnancy and postpartum period. In addition, the social workers help to explore options, improve coping skills and provide resources. Our social workers address:
A Tradition of Caring
At MassGeneral Hospital for Children, we know that the time of your child’s diagnosis and treatment is a very stressful one and we strive to provide an open, welcoming environment. We believe that no one knows a child as well as the parent does: parents, along with primary care providers, become our partners in a child's care and have an active voice in all treatment plans.
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