Social Work Service - VA Portland Health Care System
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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.  

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

Ambulatory Care

Advance Care Planning

Environmental Health Registry

Primary Care and Patient Aligned Care Teams

Transition and Care Management

Caregiver Support Programs

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

Cancer Care Lodging

Fisher House

Transplant Lodging Program (Kidney and Liver)

Special Programs

Care Coordination & Integrated Case Management (in partnership with Nursing Service)

Former Prisoner of War

Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Veteran Care

Medicaid Specialist

There are two other areas in the health care system which provide social work services:



Contact Info


  • PVAMC, Bldg 100, 3rd floor, room 3B-100

Contact Number(s)

  • 503-220-8262 Ext. 57029
  • 800-949-1004 Ext. 57029

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.