Social Work - James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital - Tampa, Florida
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James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital - Tampa, Florida


Social Work

About the Program

Social Work at James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital is an integral part of health care. We help veterans and their families with problems associated with the stress of an illness.

We have about 90 master’s degree-qualified social workers serving in all program areas at the main hospital and outlying clinics in Tampa Bay.

Social workers in the Tampa VA system put quality first for every patient and family member, and their goal is to exceed patients’ expectations. Social work functions include —

  • comprehensive psychosocial assessments
  • development of treatment plans, in coordination with interdisciplinary treatment teams
  • coordination of services across episodes of care, including community services
  • patient and family education


Services Offered

Social work offers counseling —

  • to Veterans with drug, alcohol and emotional problems
  • to help Veterans and their families understand and adjust to an illness or disability
  • to Veterans and family members who want to prepare advance directives and durable powers of attorney for health care or finances
  • to help Veterans and their families cope with terminal illness
  • to family members about legal issues such as commitment and guardianship
  • to help Veterans obtain financial and educational benefits
  • to help Veterans find health care and housing


Counseling is conducted through —

  • one-on-one discussions
  • family conferences
  • group classes


Program Coordination

Social workers are a critical part of our healthcare system and coordinate several programs including —

  • Caregiver Support Program
  • Contract Nursing Home Program
  • Dialysis Program
  • Ex-POW Program
  • Homemaker/Home Health Aide and In-Home Respite Program
  • Medical Foster Home Program
  • Respite Caregiver Support Program
  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center
  • Spinal Cord Injury Home Care Program
  • Spinal Cord Injury Hub & Spoke Program

Contact Info


  • James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital

Contact Number(s)

  • 813-972-2000 Ext. 7534
  • 888-716-7787

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm