Social Services

Social Work Services

A hospital stay is often a frightening and confusing time for you and your family.  You or your loved ones may feel stressed or overwhelmed with the information and decisions that need to be made.

At Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center we understand these needs. And that’s why our team of caring, specially trained and experienced staff of social workers is available for inpatients daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and for emergency room and outpatient clinic patients as needed during these hours, to offer emotional and decision making support to you and your family.

The mission of the Jackson Park Hospital Department of Social Work is to offer social work services to you, the patient, and your family, relating to your medical condition, treatment, recovery, overall well being, and discharge from the hospital back into the community.

The core values embraced by our social work department staff are consistent with the core values of the profession, as defined by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), which are:

  • Service
  • Social Justice
  • Dignity and Worth of the Person
  • Importance of Human Relationships
  • Integrity
  • Competence

The specialty services provided by our Department of Social Work include:

  • Counseling/Support
  • Psychosocial Histories and Assessments
  • Patient Education
  • Discharge Planning
  • Resources and Referrals

In preparation of your discharge from the hospital, our social workers can assist you and your family with access to a full range of hospital services and community resources to ensure that you will receive the ongoing care you need once you leave the hospital.

These Referral Services include those for:

  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted/Supportive Living
  • Transitional Housing
  • Homeless Shelters
  • Adult Day Care
  • Home Health/Home Maker Services
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Diabetes Education Classes
  • Transportation for Medical Purposes
  • Durable Medical Equipment
  • Outpatient Dialysis
  • Outpatient Therapy Services
  • Mental Health/Counseling Services
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Halfway Houses
  • Domestic Violence Services
  • Adult Guardianship Legal Resources
  • Family/Probate Court
  • SSI – Disability Evaluations
  • Hospice/Palliative Care

There is no direct charge for consultation with our social work staff, and our services do not require a physician’s referral in order for you to receive our help.  Don’t hesitate to call extension 7544 within the hospital or call (773) 947-7544 for more information or to speak with a member of the social work staff if you are in need of these services.


Jackson Park Hospital
& Medical Center

7531 Stony Island Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60649
Telephone: (773) 947-7500