Social Work - Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center - Richmond, VA
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Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center - Richmond, VA


Social Work


About the Program

Social Work at the Richmond VAMC operates in close concert with all health care services. Its purpose is to provide help to veterans and their families in resolving the psychosocial, emotional and economic problems associated with the stresses of illness. Social Work Services brings individual, group and family treatment skills to bear in treatment of veteran patients as they move through pre-admission, hospitalization, and post-hospital care back into the community. The service provides a major link between the VA health care system and the community through the development and utilization of community resources and services in support of established goals for veterans and their families as well as active duty service members and their families.

Social Workers help veterans find resources to meet their needs within the VA system and in their community such as –

  • Homemaker/Home Health Aid Program
  • Adult Day Health Care
  • Nursing Home Care Unit/Contract Care
  • Home Health Services
  • Transportation
  • Assisted Living
  • Home Based Primary Care
  • Financial/Legal services
  • Incarcerated Veterans Re-entry Program

Read how social workers helped Veteran Robbie Meyers transition to civilian life

Homeless Programs: Just one of the many services social workers provide to Veterans

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, mental illness, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injuries
  • to family members about legal issues such as commitment and guardianship

Social Workers provide individual, group, and family counseling.

Contact Info


  • Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center

Contact Number(s)

  • 804-675-5000 Ext. 5760

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm