Social Work

The Social Work Department provides a number of services to hospitalized and/or clinic patients and families. All Social Workers at ACH are state licensed at the Master’s level and are specially trained clinicians in the medical Social Work field. These trained professionals recognize the impact of illness on patients and families and are prepared to provide supportive counseling to assist families in coping with the unpredictability of illness. Our Social Workers are able to link families with community resources for a number of supportive services. Please contact the Social Work department for any of the following needs: counseling; crisis intervention or long term support; assistance to medical staff to help families understand and cooperate with medical treatment; evaluation, referral and treatment of patients who are victims of physical abuse, sexual abuse or neglect; referrals to appropriate resources and preparing families for taking their child home. Social workers are available Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. The department also provides Social Work staff in the evenings and weekends for emergencies and crisis situations. The main telephone number for the Social Work office is 501-364-1406.