Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center

 

Social Work

About the Program

VA Social Workers are committed to the psychosocial welfare of veterans and their families. The mission of Social Workers at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center is to provide quality care to veterans that address social and environmental factors complicating illness. To coordinate needed health and social services across a continuum of care, providing seamless follow-up and aftercare. To marshal resources to help veterans and family members cope with emotional, economical and social consequences of physical disability, mental illness or problems resulting from military service. To provide these services in a professional, caring and cost effective way always putting the veteran first.

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

  • home health services
  • legal services
  • transportation
  • community living

Services Offered

Social work offers counseling:

  • to veterans with drug, alcohol, and emotional 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

Counseling is conducted through:

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

Other Programs and Services Available

  • Home health services
  • Hospice
  • Home maker/home health aid
  • Spinal cord injury home care program
  • Primary Care
  • Home Based Primary Care
  • Respite care
  • HUD-VASH (VA supported housing)
  • Community Residential Care
  • VA Contract Nursing Home
  • VA Community Living Centers
  • VA Domiciliary
  • Community Nursing Home
  • Information and referrals
  • Discharge planning
  • Homelessness
  • Financial benefits
  • Medical rehab
  • Poly trauma
  • Substance abuse
  • PTSD
  • Geriatric Primary Care
  • Recovery services
Social Work Contacts

Contact Info

Location

  • Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center

Contact Number(s)

  • 706-733-0188 Ext. 6551

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm