Social Services


A Social Services representative is available to assist patients and their families with practical service needs. At no charge, a representative can assist in meeting personal and family needs before and after discharge, such as:

Complete an Advance Medical Directive

If you want to learn about or complete an Advance Medical Directive, such as Living Will, Power of Attorney for Health Care or Property, a member of our Social Service Department is available to assist . There is no charge for this service.
Arrange Nursing Home Placement

If you or a family member require short-term rehabilitation placement or long-term placement, the Social Services Department is available to assist you and your family.
Administer Memory and Alzheimer Screenings

Passavant Area Hospital is a primary provider site for the SIU School of Medicine Memory and Aging Clinic. If you feel you or a family member is having difficulty with memory, contact the Social Services Department for a free Memory/Alzheimer Screening.

Obtain financial information, including Medicare and Medicaid

  • Social Services will initiate a Medicaid application for eligible persons requiring assistance.
  • Provide confidential patient |and family counseling and support.
  • Make referrals to community-based agencies and support groups.

The telephone number is (217) 245-9541, extension 3287.

Patricia Huckabay is Employee of the Month

Posted on: July 13, 2017

Passavant Area Hospital’s Employee of the Month is Patricia Huckabay. She is a clerk in the patient registration department and has been employed at Passavant five years. Her nomination from a grateful co-worker read, “Patricia is pleasant and friendly with everyone. She always has a smile. She always goes above and beyond creating a wonderful experience for every patient. She helps wherever needed and does anything without complaint. Patricia often stays when the department is short-staffed and has helped out with all shifts. Recently, she noticed a job that needed to be done. She took the initiative to discover what she could do to help. She followed up on each issue with progress and took time to learn. She also came up with a great idea to add notes to each visit so that everyone could view the work that had been done. Patricia is an asset to Passavant and Patient Registration. We are lucky to have her!” “As a patient registration clerk, I ensure patient insurance and demographic information is up-to-date. I create, update and maintain most outpatient and inpatient visits. In addition, I order laboratory, x-ray and other outpatient tests,” Patricia said. The care and compassion we provide here makes Passavant a fantastic place to work and an even better place to get the care you need,” added Patricia. Patricia resides in Jacksonville with her two children, Kyla and Ava. The Employee of the Month at Passavant receives eight hours off with pay, an Employee of the Month plaque, a close parking space for one month, gift cards for the Cafeteria and Gift Shop, a movie gift card, pen and pencil set, picnic blanket, flashlight/tool kit, Mason jar cup, umbrella, small cooler, lunch sack, drawstring tote, water bottle, notepad, flashlight key ring, coffee mug, and cup.

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