Helping patients, clients and their families
Social Workers are important team members in all sectors of care within Interior Health. By assessing, understanding and influencing the social determinants of health, Social Workers address practical, emotional, social and economic barriers that prevent individuals from benefiting fully from the skilled care of other health professionals.
Social Workers help patients/clients and their families to negotiate complex systems, build solid support networks, cope with stress, and strengthen or restore their ability to self-manage.
What services are available?
Social Work services include such things as:
Contact with an Interior Health Social Worker can be arranged through your Physician, Hospital Patient Care Coordinator, Residential Care Supervisor, Community Care Case Manager or other primary health care provider.
Am I eligible?
Self-referrals are accepted.
Is there a cost?
There is no cost for Social Work services.
How do I access this service?
Find out what social work services are available in your community.
We want to hear from you
If you are unhappy with the service you received, you are encouraged to speak with the person who provided the service, or to the manager of the area. All patients and clients are encouraged to try and resolve any issues at the time and place care is received.
If you still feel your concern has not been adequately addressed, you can contact the IH Patient Care Quality Office directly for further action.