Social Work - Salem VA Medical Center
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Salem VA Medical Center


Social Work

About the Program

Social Workers provide evaluative, preventive, therapeutic, restorative, and personal care services for Veterans.  They help Veterans find resources to meet their needs within the VA system or in their community such as:

  • Homemaker/Home Health services
  • Eligible VA benefits
  • Legal services
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Community living (e.g. Assisted Living, Nursing home)

Services Offered

Social work offers counseling for:

  • Veterans with drug, alcohol, and emotional problems
  • Veterans and their families to understand and adjust to an illness or disability
  • Veterans and family members who want to prepare advance directives and durable powers of attorney for health care or finances
  • Veterans and their families to cope with terminal illness
  • Family members about legal issues such as commitment and guardianship
  • Case Management assistance for in-hmoe care, financial benefits and resources, community living, etc.

Counseling is conducted through —

  • One-on-one discussions
  • Family conferences
  • Group classes

Special Programs include:

  • Medical Foster Home (MFH)
  • Visually Impaired Service
  • Healthcare for Homeless Veterans (HCHV)
  • Housing and Urban Development-VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VAH)
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex (LGBTQI)
  • Caregiver Support Program
  • Transition and Care Management Program (TCM)
  • Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
  • Visual Impairment Services Team (VIST)
  • Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM)
  • Adult Day Health Care Program (ADC) 
  • Community Residential Care (CRC)
  • Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO)
  • Domestic Violenece/Intimate Partner Violence (DV/IPV)

Contact Info


  • Salem VA Medical Center

Contact Number(s)

  • 540-982-2463 Ext. 2539
  • 888-982-2463

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm