Social Work Services at St. Luke's

Illness and hospitalization can be stressful and overwhelming. St. Luke’s social workers are an integral part of a patient’s health care team, and help patients and their families resolve social, psychological, cultural, and financial concerns when unexpected illness or hospitalization occurs. They work closely with physicians, nurses, clergy, financial counselors, and other health care professionals.

St. Luke’s Social Workers are licensed mental health professionals. The majority are masters-prepared and many have advanced, clinical licensure.

Social workers are available at all our medical centers and St. Luke's MSTI sites, and through our Home Care and Hospice programs. They are generally available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Emergency Department social workers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information, please call (208) 381-2616.

Social Workers at St. Luke's Provide:

  • Psychosocial care
  • Crisis intervention and support
  • Resource and referral
  • Safety
  • Psycho-education and counseling
  • Complicated discharge assistance
  • Care management
  • End-of-Life care
  • Art therapy, relaxation techniques, and psychotherapy
  • Support group facilitation
  • Pharmaceutical prescription assistance coordination

 


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