Social Services

The primary mission of Social Work practice is to enhance human well-being and help meet basic human needs with special attention to people and communities who are vulnerable, oppressed, and/or living in poverty.

San Ysidro Health patients, their families, and other clients in the community are eligible to receive support through these programs. There’s no cost to schedule an appointment with a social worker.

San Ysidro Health’s Social Services department offers the following services:

  • Social Work
  • Patient Navigation
  • Family Resource Center
  • Patient Assistance Program (PAP)

Through these programs, social workers can assist with the following:

  • Psychosocial assessments
  • Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) assessments
  • Support through the Community Information Exchange (CIE)
  • Internal and external (community) referrals
  • Collaboration and support with other interdisciplinary teams

Our team can also help with referrals to:

  • Temporary disability assistance and State Disability Insurance (SDI)
  • Access to Federal (SSA) and State/County benefits
  • Employment Development Department (EDD) assistance
  • Food, housing, and emergency assistance shelter resources
  • In-home support services
  • Caregiver support and resources
  • Transportation coordination and resources
  • California Lifeline assistance (energy bills and phone bills)
  • Housing/Emergency Shelter Resources
  • And other resources based on the needs of the patient and their family.

To set-up an appointment with a social worker, ask your provider during your next visit or call (619) 205-6325. Our trained Patient Navigators can assist you in scheduling an appointment. Appointments are available in-person or over the phone. 

If you’re interested in learning more about social services available at San Ysidro Health, click on the buttons below to download flyers.





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