Social Services

Working as part of our healthcare team, hospital Social Workers are available to help arrange for care and services upon discharge from the hospital. Each care unit in the hospital has a licensed Social Worker on-staff to link patients and families to services that can help enhance a patient's function at home and in the community. This may include home-delivered meals, private home care or medical transportation and hospital van services to medical appointments.

Our Social Workers

  • Make referrals for assisted living
  • Help with nursing home placement
  • Help find outpatient dialysis
  • Help refer a patient for public assistance, housing, referrals for legal issues and entitlement programs
  • Provide information and referral to assistance programs such as Medicaid, social security disability, PAAD, charity care, and other programs
  • Help with referrals to short and long-term care facilities and rehabilitation
  • Arrange ambulance transportation
  • Help patients fill out an Advance Directive while the patient is hospitalized
  • Provide educational information

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Contact Information

For more information about Charity Care at RWJ University Hospital Rahway, please contact (732) 499-6169.

For more information about RWJ University Hospital Rahway's Social Services Department, please call
732) 499-6151.

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