Bay Pines VA Healthcare System

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Social Work Services

VA Social workers - The human touch in healthcare

Social Work at Bay Pines VA Healthcare System is an integral part of health care. We help veterans and their families with problems associated with the stress of an illness.

Social workers help veterans find resources to meet their needs within the VA system and in their community.

Services Offered

Social work offers counseling -

  • to veterans with drug, alcohol, emotional and mental health problems
  • to help veterans and their families understand and adjust to an illness or disability
  • to veterans and family members who want to prepare advance directives and durable powers of attorney for health care or finances
  • to help veterans and their families cope with terminal illness
  • to family members about legal issues such as commitment and guardianship
  • to assist in discharge planning for inpatients
  • to provide professional expertise in coordination with other health professionals

Counseling is conducted through —

  • one-on-one discussions
  • family conferences
  • group classes

Programs

We also offer Caregiver Support Services and referrals.

Call VA's Varegiver Support Line for Help - 1 855 260 3274 

The Caregiver Support Coordinator for Bay Pines VA Healthcare System can be reached at
1-888-820-0230 extension 12099.

Visit VA’s Caregiver Support Services for more information.

Contact Info

Location

  • Bay Pines VA Medical Center
    BLDG 100

Contact Number(s)

  • 727-398-6661 Ext. 5686

Hours of Operation

  • 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.