Social Services

Emotional Support

The social services department at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) is available to all patients and their families for the purpose of assisting them with problems that often accompany illness. Support is offered to help cope with stress due to illness, disability, and medical emergencies. Stress may be related to the disruption in a daily routine brought on by the illness, the treatment involved, financial, or other concerns.

Social workers provide individual and family counseling for problems related to hospitalization or the disease process, including evaluation and referral to community resources when needed. Group support is also available for cancer or Parkinson’s patients and their families.

Discharge Planning

Social workers provide discharge planning services to prepare patients for discharge from hospital to home, another hospital, or extended care facility. Discharge planning begins early in a patient’s hospital stay and includes evaluating patient needs and problem solving to meet those needs. Information about resources such as home health, hospice, equipment rental, homemaker services, shelter care and convalescent care is available.

Contact Us and Hours

For more information on social services at SJRMC or if you are in need of assistance, call the social services office at 208-799-5330. A social worker will be happy to meet with you. A social worker is available to SJRMC patients during 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. A patient can also request a referral from their doctor or nurse.

Social Services

415 Sixth St.

Lewiston, ID 83501

Phone: 208-799-5330

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