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.

New Physician at Passavant OB/GYN

Posted on: November 17, 2017

Alexander Raw, MD, a faculty member at SIU OB/GYN, is accepting new patients at Passavant OB/GYN. Dr. Raw, an obstetrician/gynecologist, recently completed his residency in obstetrics/gynecology at the SIU School of Medicine, Springfield, IL. He earned his medical doctor degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2013. He holds undergraduate degrees in chemistry and biology from the University of Texas at Dallas. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Raw, please call Passavant OB-GYN, 243-8455. Passavant OB/GYN is located on the Passavant Area Hospital campus, east entrance.

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