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

Learn About

News & Events

Temporary service reduction at Port McNeill Hospital Emergency Department

Temporary service reduction at Port McNeill Hospital Emergency Department

Due to limited staffing availability, Island Health is advising community residents and visitors to the area that the Port McNeill Hospital (PMH) emergency department will be temporarily closed from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on July 31, 2022.

Read more

Temporary changes to urgent care hours at Chemainus Health Care Centre in August

Temporary changes to urgent care hours at Chemainus Health Care Centre in August

Due to limited physician availability, Island Health is advising community residents and visitors to the area of changes to the operating hours for urgent care services at the Chemainus Health Care Centre (CHCC) during the month of August.

Read more

Holding hands

PES Acute Psychiatry Revitalization Action Update

Island Health has launched a Psychiatric Emergency Services/Acute Care Improvement Project. This project involves dedicated personnel looking at many aspects of care.

Read more