Wilmington VA Medical Center
Behavioral Health and Outpatient Social Work Services
Social Workers provide a continuum of care for veterans in each of the primary care clinics and community based outpatient clinics (CBOCs). They help veterans/families with financial, housing, and/or transportation issues that impact on health and well-being. They help veterans prepare healthcare advance directives. They coordinate long-term care or other community services and assist veterans/families with end-of-life planning. They provide and coordinate care for veterans who are registerd in the Spinal Cord Injury/Dysfunction (SCI/D) and Visual Impairment Special Emphasis Programs (VIST).
Social Workers in the Behavioral Health Clinic are an integral part of the multidisciplinary treatment team. Social Workers help Veterans find solutions to problems ranging from inability to cope with day-to-day stress to severe mental illness. Clinical Social Work services include:
- psychosocial assessments and diagnosis
- formulation of treatment plans
- individual/family/group therapy
- crisis intervention
- patient and family education
- supportive case management
- information and referral regarding finances/housing/employment
- patient advocacy
- coordination of referrals to appropriate community resources
To schedule an appointment to speak with a Social Worker, please contact Behavioral Health Services at 302-994-2511, x4805 or you can arrange a visit through your primary care provider.