Thank you for your interest in learning more about social work at Mass General Hospital

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

To Refer

Social workers cover all inpatient units and many outpatient clinics. Patients and families can ask their health care team for a referral.

Community health care professionals can refer an inpatient by calling 617-726-2643. For outpatient referrals please see our Service Areas and Programs page (Link to this new page- formerly Teams & Programs) for specific referral information.

MGH colleagues- please see our page for MGH health professionals. (Future link to PCS site).

Learn more

For MGH Staff

  • See for MGH Professionals, on the Patient Care Services website (Link to our for MGH Professionals page on the PCS website ).
  • SS Staff Access (for MGH Social Service staff)

 Contact Us

Social Service Department
Wang Ambulatory Care Center, Suite 023
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114
617-726-2643

First-in-the-nation hospital social service department; established 1905