Hospital Social Services

When you visit East Adams Rural Healthcare, you and your loved ones will receive compassionate support during every part of your time with us.

Navigating the medical system can be challenging for many people, so we offer hospital social services to assist you throughout the process.

What Is Hospital Social Work?

The healthcare system can be confusing, especially during times of stress. Our qualified hospital social work staff is ready to provide emotional support and guidance through every step of your hospital visit.

Our hospital social services can include:


Admitting and Discharging Patients

This includes coordinating with insurance companies and arranging for transportation.

Providing Emotional Support

Our team helps patients and their loved ones cope with the stress of illness, hospitalization, or the possibility of death.

Developing and Implementing Patient Care

This involves addressing the patient's physical, emotional, and social needs.

Working with Agencies or Insurance Companies

We help advocate for our patients when it comes to covering the costs of treatment and medication.

Arranging Outpatient Treatments

This could include physical therapy, speech therapy, home health care, and more.

Hospital Social Services at EARH

At East Adams Rural Healthcare, our social workers play an important role in the delivery of healthcare. Our primary hospital social services include the following:
Discharge Assistance
Once it’s time for your loved ones to be discharged, we want the process to be as simple as possible. Our team is ready to answer any questions and guide you through the necessary documentation.
Financial Services
Insurance and treatment costs can be daunting for anyone. Our hospital social services department can help patients and their families explore the available financial options. These services can include payment plans, charity programs, disability benefits, and local assistance programs.
Counseling and Mental Health Services
There are many pieces to the healthcare puzzle, and we want to help our patients feel supported throughout the process. Our hospital social workers and counselors on staff are prepared to provide quality care and assistance before and after treatment.
Support Groups
Our patients are vital members of our community, and we want to ensure they are equipped with the tools necessary to succeed in their recovery. Support groups consist of other patients and their families and trained staff.

For our local patients of Ritzville, we can provide complimentary transportation to and from your appointments. When scheduling a Care-A-Van ride, be sure to contact our team before the day of your appointment.

You can find more information on the rules of our Care-A-Van service here.

340B Prescription Drug Program

This program allows East Adams Rural Healthcare to access prescriptions at reduced prices. We work alongside Ritzville Drug and a third-party administrator to participate in the 340B Prescription Drug Program with no additional steps required of the patient.

The Goals of EARH Hospital Social Services

We’re always on your side when it comes to getting care at East Adams Rural Healthcare. When you take advantage of our hospital social services, our goal is to help patients, families, and caregivers to cope with the challenges of illness and hospitalization.

Have questions about resources available for our patients? Please contact us and our staff will assist you right away.