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Dedicated to our diverse population
At Northwell Health, we provide a wide range of accessibility and social services—from communications assistance to veterans' health programs—so we can expertly care for all our patients with compassion and respect.
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Language, literacy and disability access

Language assistance coordinators are available at each facility to provide support, guidance and to ensure that our patients’ special communication needs are met. We can help a wide range of patients, including:

  • Limited English Proficiency (LEP) patients
  • Deaf or hearing impaired patients
  • Speech and language impaired patients
  • Visually impaired patients

Learn more about our language and communication access service.


By addressing each patient's communication needs, we can help you fill out complex forms, share your health history and other personal information with healthcare providers, understand how to take medicines, and much more.

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Northwell Health recognizes the need for specialized care and treatments for senior citizens. That's why we offer a wide range of services, including senior home care, rehabilitation services, geriatric medical services and other programs that focus on palliative care.

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Social work services

Social workers are trained to provide a variety of services, ranging from psychotherapy to the administration of health and
welfare programs. They can assess your emotional, environmental and social needs. Social workers are on staff at all of our hospitals.

  • For pediatric social work, please call (718) 470-3124.
  • For in-home social work, please call (866) 651-4200.
Occupational and veterans' health services

Northwell Health is committed to providing veterans and their families with personalized, compassionate care year-round.

Our specialists provide consultation services for a wide spectrum of work-related injuries and exposures.

We provide medical monitoring, diagnosis and treatment for WTC-related health conditions. For more information, call (718) 267-2420.