If you or a family member are having emotional or social difficulties related to a hospital stay, our skilled social workers are here to help. They also can assist you with discharge planning, counseling, general information and referrals to community agencies. Social Workers are available 24/7 by contacting the number below. If you have an urgent need to speak with a Social Worker, please call the Hospital Operator at 734-936-4000 and ask to have the Emergency Room Social Worker paged. For psychiatric services, call: 734-764-9196.
Help with Difficult Moral and Ethical Decisions
The University of Michigan Adult Ethics Committee and Pediatric Ethics Committee can help patients, families and staff to make difficult decisions about medical care. The committees include doctors, nurses, social workers, a lawyer, a chaplain, an administrator, members of the community and people specially trained in medical ethics.