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Patients diagnosed with an occupational illness face multiple stressors, such as:
Patients frequently struggle with anxiety, depression, anger, sadness, guilt, or helplessness. These issues can lead to isolation and alienation, which then further impact relationships on all levels.
Services by a licensed clinical social worker, such as individual short-term counseling, stress reduction, community resource referrals, and support groups, are available at our clinics, either by face-to-face meetings or via closed-circuit telemedicine technology, or by telephone.
The OHCC social worker is licensed by the State of New York with a master’s degree in social work and can provide our patients specifically with:
Any patient of OHCC is eligible to meet with the social worker at no cost. Just contact the main number (315-432-8899) and ask to speak to the social worker to set up a meeting time. Or during your clinic visit, ask your provider to see the social worker while you are in the clinic.