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Memphis VA Medical Center


Social Work

Social Work at VAMC Memphis is an integral part of health care. We help veterans and their families with problems associated with the stress of an illness and assist them meeting their after care needs following a hospitalization. Social workers are available to assist patients and their families with referrals for VA and community resources. Social workers are available to Veterans in both the inpatient and outpatient areas. The Social Work Service administrative office is located in the Bed Tower in room F415. The telephone number is 901-523-8990 extension 5152 or 5151.

Services Offered

The scope of services offered by Social Work Service includes —

  • information, linkage and referral
  • discharge planning
  • outreach to homeless veterans
  • financial assistance referral
  • assistance with nursing home placement
  • transportation
  • community referrals for legal assistance
  • home health services
  • housing and community living
  • social assessment, intervention, and aftercare services
  • referral for physical, psychological and/or sexual abuse
  • combat veteran services

Individual, Family and Group Counseling and Treatment Services are provided —

  • to veterans needing assistance with interpersonal relationships and social activities
  • to veterans and family members who have problems relating to alcoholism, drug abuse, and other addicted related issues
  • 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
  • to help veterans and their families cope with terminal illness
  • to veterans who engage in decision-making, problem-solving, and participation in the care that they receive

Contact Info


  • Bed Tower, Room F415
    Memphis VA Medical Center

Contact Number(s)

  • 901-523-8990 Ext. 5152
  • 901-523-8990 Ext. 5151

Hours of Operation

  • M-F, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.