Social Workers | Services | Blank Children's Hospital

UnityPoint Clinic - Express

180 Jordan Creek Parkway, Suite 120
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Altoona

2720 8th St. SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ingersoll

2103 Ingersoll Ave., Ste. 2
Des Moines, Iowa 50312

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Urgent Care - Ankeny

3625 N. Ankeny Blvd.
Suite E
Ankeny, Iowa 50023

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Urgent Care - Lakeview

6000 University Avenue
Suite 101
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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Urgent Care - Merle Hay

4020 Merle Hay Road
Suite 100
Des Moines, Iowa 50310

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Urgent Care - Southglen

6520 SE 14th St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50320

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Urgent Care - Urbandale

2901 86th Street
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

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Blank Children's Hospital

Social Workers

The pediatric social workers at Blank Children's Hospital are an important part of the health care team. Our professionals work with patients, families and staff in inpatient and outpatient areas. Our social workers are compassionate listeners, problem solvers, mediators, counselors and advocates. We offer support and methods for coping with difficult issues. We help to reduce barriers to improve health and optimize functioning. We assist others in making the best use of available resources.

Social workers offer supportive services that include:

  • Assessment of patients and families to identify strengths and immediate needs.
  • Connection of the patient and family with available resources.
  • Emotional support related to illness, treatment and recovery.
  • Assistance with communication among the patient, family, health care team and greater community.
  • Crisis intervention.
  • Referrals for emergency services.
  • Grief counseling.
  • Advocacy on behalf of patients and families.
  • Communication and coordination of discharge planning issues with the health care team.