The focus of the Social Work Department in carrying out the mission of The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary is to provide the psychosocial and continuing care needs of patients and families/significant others related to the diagnosis and treatment plan of patients seen in the Inpatient, Ambulatory Surgery Unit and Ambulatory Care Centers.
Counseling is provided to enhance recovery and encourage patients and their families/significant others to fully participate in the the rehabilitation process. A screening and referral system has been established to assess patients. A multidisciplinary framework ensures the social work staff engages in quality service delivery to the patient population of the hospital.
The following is a list of patient services provided by the Department of Social Work at The New York Eye and Infirmary:
- Adjustment to Illness and Hospital Stay
Addressing issues related to child maltreatment, domestic violence, and elder abuse.
Pre-Admission and Discharge Planning
Patient Support Groups
- Macular Degeneration
- For clinic patients with Medicaid coverage
A graduate level internship program is available. Please contact the Educational Coordinator, Linda Tiersten, for further information.
Resources for Patients and Families
A list of programs that many of our patients have found useful in assisting with personal and health concerns.
Recursos de la Comunidad para los Pacientes y sus Familias
La siguiente es una lista de programas que han ayudado a muchos de nuestros pacientes con sus problemas personales y de salud.
Early Intervention Program
Provides CORE and Supplemental evaluations for infants and toddlers, ages 0-3, with suspected disabilities or delays (this program is open to all NYEE patient families).
Department of Social
310 East 14th Street
New York, NY 10003 (in Manhattan)
General INFO: (212) 979-4390
Transportation: (212) 979-4106
FAX: (212) 353-5725
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