Social Services at St. John’s Medical Center
Inpatient social services
At St. John’s Medical Center, we want to make sure that both our
patients and their families have resources that can meet any of their
needs. The St. John’s social services department is made up of master-level
trained social workers and professional counselors who provide psychological,
social, and emotional support to patients and loved ones. We have strong
ties with the community and can provide you with referrals to local resources
to overcome the mental and physical challenges of medical complications.
- Through the social services department, patients and families have access to:
- Crisis intervention
- Stress reduction
- Treatment for trauma (EMDR)
- Discharge planning
- Referrals to specialized services in the community
In addition to the above services, we also provide
support groups for patients, families, and the community. These include help for bereavement,
cancer survivors, patients suffering from chronic pain, and post-partum
Mental Health resource line
We understand that seeking help can feel overwhelming, and you may not
know where to turn. St. John’s maintains a mental health resource
telephone line, which is available to anyone, including those struggling
with issues from substance abuse to family members concerned about a loved one.
307.203.7880 to be connected with a licensed mental health professional at St. John’s.
This service is available Monday–Friday from 8 am–4 pm. Messages
left on the resource line will be returned within 24 hours.
For help with a mental health crisis, contact the
Jackson Hole Community Counseling Center’s 24/7 crisis line at 307.733.2046. In an emergency, call 911.
Helping You Figure out What You Need
Too often patients do not receive counseling or emotional support because
they cannot see past the problem to find a solution. We do not want the
burden of figuring out what you need to be put solely on you. By speaking
with a patient or their family, a member of the social services team can
help you explore options for support. Often talking through a situation
and learning more about available resources can be a tremendous help,
and we want to make sure you know about all of your options.