St. Luke's Hospital Department of Social Work
Our department is comprised of licensed social workers who are trained to help patients and families understand and cope with medical, psychological and social issues related to their illness. We provide services to patients of all ages receiving care in our hospital or on an outpatient basis. Our social work professionals help people solve problems, strengthen their current coping skills and gain access to both hospital and community-based resources.
Social workers are available to assist patients and families in the inpatient and outpatient setting to address issues such as:
The Social Work Department also assists employees experiencing stress and financial hardship through the Employee Crisis Fund.
- Abuse, neglect and domestic violence
- Advance directive counseling
- Behavioral health and substance abuse
- Grief and bereavement
- Coordination of interpreter services
- Collaboration with physician offices to provide support and resources to patients in the outpatient setting
- Coping with illness, treatment and survivorship for persons impacted by cancer
- Education, support and coordination of care for chronic dialysis patients
- Relationships, parenting and family concerns for OB/GYN and pediatric patients and families
- Supportive counseling with regards to end-of-life issues
The Social Work Department is available by contacting our main office at (314) 205-6901 during business hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week and can be reached after-hours by calling the main hospital number and requesting to speak to the on-call social worker.
Cancer Resource Center