Social Services

At the Massachusetts General Hospital Social Services Department, we help patients and families deal with the unique concerns that illness and hospitalization can create.

Mass General Department of Social Service

Our social workers understand the impact of illness and related challenges on patients’ and their loved ones’ lives. Our caring, dedicated professionals help people solve problems, strengthen their coping skills and recover from painful experiences. We also assist patients in communicating meaningfully with their health care teams and gaining access to hospital- and community-based resources.

Social workers are available throughout Mass General and work with both inpatients and outpatients to help with issues such as:

  • Abuse, neglect and violence
  • Coping with illness, treatment and recovery
  • Grief and bereavement
  • Job-related or school concerns
  • Living with chronic illness
  • Mental health and substance abuse
  • Relationships, parenting and family concerns

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Department of Social Service
55 Fruit Street
Boston Ma 02114
Phone: 617-726-2643
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