- Crisis intervention
- Resource counseling and referral to community-based services
- Grief and bereavement counseling
- Case management
- Discharge planning
- Child protection assessment and referral/safety and risk assessment
- Advocacy (individual and systemic to influence policy/programs)
- Transitional planning and coordination of adult patients with pediatric conditions
Based on the assessed needs of children and families, social workers draw on a variety of clinical intervention strategies, including crisis intervention, basic counseling, locating and arranging resources, case management and advocacy. Staff are familiar with community resources throughout our geographic area and work to link families with the services that will help them following discharge from the hospital. Social Work services are available 24-hours per day, seven days a week to ensure that urgent and emergent psychosocial assistance is available to patients/families and the healthcare team.
This is a weekly activity group where families join in for some relaxing scrapbooking, blanket making or seasonal crafting. Usually held on Thursdays at 3 p.m. on the 5th floor of the main hospital.
There are many support groups offered at Driscoll Children's Hospital, as well as throughout the Corpus Christi community. If you are interested in finding out about a specific support group, please contact the Social Work Department for more information.
Driscoll volunteers provide room service to parents who are alone and unable to leave their child's bedside. They can deliver items you wish to purchase from the Driscoll Food Factory or one of our gift shops. Volunteers can also deliver movies. You may request a copy of our movie list from the nursing staff. Volunteers are usually available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. For assistance, call (361) 694-4052.
Nearby Laundry Service
Bay Area Laundry inside Peerless Cleaners is located just behind the hospital at 3531 S. Staples St. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Call ahead for wash and dry prices: (361) 854-5161.
Driscoll Children's Hospital
Social Work Department
3533 S. Alameda Street
Corpus Christi, Texas 78411
Phone: (361) 694-5053
Fax: (361) 808-2055
Toll free: (800) DCH-LOVE or (800) 324-5683
For TTY Deaf Messaging, connect to TTY Interpretation by dialing (800) 735-2989.