Social Work
Rehabilitative Services

Social Workers help with:

• Adjustment or coping with illness, injury, and disability
• Death, grief, and loss
• Lifestyle changes
• Referral to community agencies
• Complex discharge needs (care at home, nursing home, or other long-term care options)
• Concerns about hospitalization
• Practical support and/ or financial concerns (e.g. equipment needs, information about income support programs)
• Other individual or family concerns (e.g. dependency issues, caregiver stress, family conflict)

Social Workers help by:

Counselling
• Providing counselling around coping, managing crisis, adjustment, bereavement, and resources to individuals, couples, families, and/or groups
Advocating
• Supporting patients and families to access needed services and resources
Collaborating
• Working with our healthcare teams and the community to provide the best care and discharge planning
Educating
• Providing education to patients, families, healthcare teams, and community agencies

More about this program

Location, hours and contact information

Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Building
5955 Veterans Memorial Lane
Halifax, NS B3H 2E1
902-473-2491
DIRECTIONS

Dartmouth General Hospital (inpatient)
*This office has relocated to room 1512 due to renovations
325 Pleasant Street
Dartmouth, NS B2Y 4G8
902-465-8530
DIRECTIONS
Mon–Fri, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital
22637, Highway 7
Sheet Harbour, NS B0J 3B0
902-885-3627
DIRECTIONS
Wed, 8 a.m.–4 p.m

Halifax Infirmary
1799 Robie Street, 4th floor
Halifax, NS B3H 3G1
902-473-3463
DIRECTIONS
Mon–Fri 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Emergency Department: 9 a.m.–9 p.m. every day

Hants Community Hospital
89 Payzant Drive
Windsor, NS B0N 2T0
902-792-2082
DIRECTIONS
Mon–Fri, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital
492 Archibald Brook Road, RR2
Middle Musquodoboit, NS B0N 1X0
902-384-4107
DIRECTIONS
Tues, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Nova Scotia Rehab Centre
1341 Summer Street
Halifax, NS B3H 4K4
902-473-1367
DIRECTIONS

Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital
7704 7 Highway
Musquodoboit Harbour, NS B0J 2L0
902-889-4103
DIRECTIONS
Mon, Thurs, Fri, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Victoria Building
1276 South Park Street
Halifax, NS B3H 2Y9
902-473-5180
DIRECTIONS
Mon–Fri, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

How do I get an appointment?

Referrals to a NSHA social worker can be made by patients, family members, friends, community agencies and/or any member of the inter-disciplinary health care team.

Learn More

NSHA Social Work Pamphlet (.pdf for online reading)
NSHA Social Work Pamphlet (.pdf - print and fold)