Excel offers medical social workers to help our patients navigate the complex world of healthcare. They can help a patient do everything from find medical care to help find ways to pay for medical care illness or injury. This might include offering advice, acting as a patient advocate, or referring a patient to facilities or programs.
Assessing the needs of a patient is usually the first step that a medical social worker will take. This usually involves interviewing the patient, their family, and their doctors. A thorough patient assessment will help the social worker determine what a patient’s needs are, and how these needs can be met.
Our medical social workers will coordinate services such as home health care, medical equipment rentals, transportation to follow up doctor visits, and other related activities. They help clients get admitted to inpatient and outpatient services, find funding sources, fill out paperwork, and find support resources for families. They assist with educational classes on things such as Alzheimer’s management, living with cancer, and HIV. They are concerned with all components of health and mental health care.