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 interruption extended

Extension of temporary overnight service interruption at Port Hardy Hospital emergency department

Port Hardy Hospital emergency department will continue to be closed overnights from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. through to the morning of February 6, 2023. It will remain open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day during the overnight closure.

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Temporary service interruption extended

Extension of temporary overnight service interruption at Port Hardy Hospital emergency department

Port Hardy Hospital emergency department will continue to be closed overnights from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. through to the morning of January 23, 2023. It will remain open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day during the overnight closure.

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Cormorant Island Health Centre

Cormorant Island Community Health Centre Emergency Department to re-open for daytime service January 1

The Cormorant Island Community Health Centre emergency department will re-open for regular daytime hours at 8 a.m. on January 1. It will be open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days per week.

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