Jersey Shore Hospital

Social Services

At Jersey Shore Hospital, we believe in the philosophy of treating the entire person. Our Social Services team performs a crucial role in your healing and strives to ensure you receive the information, resources and care you deserve.

When an illness and or hospitalization occur, your entire family and circle of friends is affected. Our Social Services staff members are professionally trained and are important members of our circle of care, ready to assist you and your family with any concerns. Our team is available to provide information, assist with planning for on-going care, offer individual or group counseling, consult with your other healthcare team members and make referrals for continued services beyond Jersey Shore Hospital.

We Are Here For You
Social Services at Jersey Shore Hospital works with your physician and healthcare team to provide our patients with a confidential consultation that may be able to help with the following:JSH Social Services

  • Patient advocacy
  • Adjustments to an illness or disability
  • Bridges, nursing home, extended care or rehabilitation facility transfer service
  • Personal care home arrangements
  • Arrangement of home medical equipment
  • Discharge planning and case management
  • Transportation
  • Referrals to local community agencies and resources
  • Professional counseling
  • Problems of child abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence and elder abuse
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Drug and alcohol problems
  • Terminal illness counseling
  • Financial problems

Finding Solutions that Work for You 
An important part of the Social Services role at Jersey Shore Hospital is to ensure you have the information and resources you need within your community. Our staff will assist you in getting in touch with private, community or government agencies that may help you resolve the problems you may be facing. We work closely with many organizations to meet your needs, including the following:

  • All local nursing homes and personal care homes
  • Home health care agencies
  • Home Infusion
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Family, children’s and youth services
  • Women’s centers
  • Office of Aging
  • Mental health facilities
  • Drug and alcohol counseling services and rehabilitation centers
  • American Cancer Society
  • Pennsylvania Department of Health
  • Board of Assistance
  • Nutrition Centers
  • Social Security Administration
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Office

Contact Us
For more information about the services provided by the Social Services Team at Jersey Shore Hospital, please call (570) 398-0100. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; in case of an emergency during non-business hours a Nurse Supervisor will be happy to contact us for you.

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