Medical Social Work

A hospital stay can be a stressful experience for you and your child. During this time, medical social workers are available to support you and help meet the needs of your family. Social workers are located in each inpatient unit and in outpatient clinics.

How Can Social Workers Help?

  • Coping with medical fears, anxiety, stress, depression, and more
  • Grief, loss, and end of life issues
  • Family conflict
  • Child behavior problems
  • Catastrophic/chronic/traumatic illness and injury
  • Advance directives
  • Communication with the medical team
  • Referrals to education and support groups
  • Billing and financial assistance
  • Hotel / lodging accommodations

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Palliative Care

Rainbow Kids is the Palliative Care program at Primary Children's Hospital. The program is here to help both the child and family deal with feelings, symptoms, and concerns during a time that may be confusing and overwhelming. Our team is available to assist you with your treatment goals, such as cure, or comfort care.

The Palliative Care team includes social work, chaplaincy, child life, nursing, and physical. Team members have the specialized training, experience, compassion, and understanding to work with you and your physicians to support you and help you find the path that is best for your child and your family.

This program is available to children and their families regardless of insurance status or ability to pay.