Social Service Post-Hospital Care Planning Unit

As social workers partner with patients and families to plan care needs for after a hospital stay, they work closely with professionals in the Post-Hospital Care Planning Unit (PHCPU). Medically complex patients benefit from the care and attention to detail that go into arranging placement at a nursing facility, rehabilitation center, or transfer to another acute hospital.

PHCPU staff members provide:

  • Interpretation of medical information
  • Level of care assessment
  • Identification of community resources
  • Communication of medical, psychosocial, and financial information to receiving facilities
  • Liaison between University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and community facilities and agencies

The PHCPU can be reached at 1-319-356-2207.