Social Work

Social work

Social Workers provide counselling and services for your safety and well-being. They focus on short-term health care crisis intervention. Issues we may help you deal with include:

  • adjusting to illness
  • finances and financial assistance
  • housing problems
  • placement issues
  • caregiver issues
  • suspected adult abuse and neglect
  • palliative care/bereavement
  • confusion/dementia behaviour management
  • relationship issues
  • conflict resolution and mediation
  • advocacy 

How much does it cost?

This service is no charge for social work services.

For more information, please contact an Island Health Community Health Services office near you.

General Information on Social Work

Referral Required?
Not required

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Temporary service reduction at Port McNeill Hospital

Temporary service reduction at Port McNeill Hospital

Due to limited staff availability in the Mt. Waddington region and in order to maintain safe patient care, Island Health is advising community residents and visitors to the area that the Port McNeill Hospital (PMH) emergency department will be closed from 7 a.m. on May 13 until 7 a.m. on May 16.

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A Family Tradition: Three Generations of Nursing Care

A Family Tradition: Three Generations of Nursing Care

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Temporary change to emergency department entrance at West Coast General Hospital

Temporary change to emergency department entrance at West Coast General Hospital

Port Alberni — People attending West Coast General Hospital (WCGH) should be aware of upcoming temporary changes to the entrance to the emergency department.

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