Social workers are available by appointment Monday through Friday, and after hours for emergencies. To make an appointment, please call 781-744-3496 and leave your name, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center number, Lahey physician's name, and the best way to be reached. A social worker will return your call and arrange the appointment.
During your initial appointment, you and the social worker will review your concerns and assess your needs. The evaluation may also include a discussion of your medical and personal history, supports and lifestyle. You and the social worker will develop a plan of action, including helping you to access any necessary resources, and will continue to work together as needed to meet your needs. You can expect to meet for up to one hour, depending upon the request.