VA Portland Health Care System
Social Work Service
Social work services are an integral part of VAPORHCS and the care VA provides to Veterans and their caregivers.
We work with other Veterans Health Administration, Veterans Benefits Administration, National Cemetery Administration, and numerous community partners, linking Veterans and/or family members to resources and services in support of their health care goals.
Social workers work throughout VAPORHCS at all of its sites of care.
Social Work Service provides on-site services seven days a week at the Portland and Vancouver campuses through the emergency department, inpatient acute care units, and Veteran & Caregiver Lodging & Hospitality Program.
Social Work Service administrative hours are Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Social Work Service administrative office is located in the Portland VA Medical Center, Bldg 100, third floor, in room 3B-100.
Our main phone number is 503-220-8262 ext 57029.
Social Work Service is divided into six sections, each with numerous programs and services.
Clinical Supervision Program
Continuing Education Program
Decedent Affairs - Provides education and support for Veterans who wish to pre-plan their arrangements upon their death and information about accessing benefits for burial as well as a host of services available through the National Cemetery System. www.cem.va.gov
Master and Post-Master Social Work Internship Programs
Social Work Professional Services
Acute and Specialty Care
Acute Inpatient Care Units – Critical Care, Medical Care, and Surgical Care
Neurology Clinics – ALS, Dementia, Epilepsy, General Neurology, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s
Specialty Medicine – Amputee Clinic, Center for Integrative Pain Care, Congestive Heart Failure, Dialysis Care, Emergency Department, Geriatrics, Infectious Disease, Wound Care
Advance Care Planning
Environmental Health Registry
Primary Care and Patient Aligned Care Teams
Clinical Assessment Team
Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers
Program of General Caregiver Support Services
Veteran Eligibility & Assessment Team
Veteran & Caregiver Lodging & Hospitality
Contracted Community Hotels
Care Coordination & Integrated Case Management (in partnership with Nursing Service)
Former Prisoner of War
There are two other areas in the health care system which provide social work services:
- If you are seeking rehabilitation, in-home health care, nursing home care services, please contact our colleagues in Rehabilitation & Long Term Care Division.
- If you are seeking mental health care or homeless Veteran services, please contact our colleagues in Mental Health Division.
- PVAMC, Bldg 100, 3rd floor, room 3B-100
- 503-220-8262 Ext. 57029
- 800-949-1004 Ext. 57029
Hours of Operation
- Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.