Family Support includes medical social workers who assess the bipsychosocial functioning of patients and families and intervene as necessary. Interventions may include connecting the patients and families to necessary community resources, providing supportive counseling or grief counseling, and helping patient families expand and strengthen their network of social supports.
Family Support Clinicians can assist with:
- Concerns about coping
- New diagnosis support
- Parenting and care-giving concerns
- Child maltreatment
- Fostering support of medical care plan
- Need for concrete resources
- Grief, loss or end of life issues
- Crisis intervention
Family Support Clinicians are available to several specialties, including:
- Clinical Care Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
- Pulmonary Medicine
- Emergency Medicine
- Primary Care
- Special Kids Support Center
Family Support provides 24-hour coverage, seven days a week. Regular hours of operation are 8am-5pm on weekdays.
Family Support clinicians are on-call to the hospital daily from 5pm-8am on weeknights and 24-hours on weekends and hospital holidays.
Contact Child & Family Support Services by calling 860.545.9700.