Social Work

At the Nemours Children’s Clinic, Pensacola, we believe successful health care includes managing the impact an illness has on your family, communicating effectively with your care team, and taking advantage of available resources and services.

How We Can Help

Our social workers provide compassionate, professional, and culturally-sensitive assistance to help you cope with your child’s special condition, and get your family on the road to healing. Social Work teams assist our patients and families in a variety of ways:

  • Psychosocial Support

    Explaining the condition and treatments, answering questions and talking about your feelings and concerns.

  • Case Management

    Providing ongoing needs assessment, service coordination, information and referrals and transition to adult care.

  • Home Health Care

    Coordinating your child’s home health care needs by securing home equipment, providing referrals and assisting with school services.

  • Support Groups

    Establishing and assisting clinic support groups for parents and youth.

  • Counseling and Support

    Providing talk therapy and coping strategies and making mental
    health assessments.

  • Community Liaison Services

    Identify state and federal programs and access non-profit services
    as needed.

Our Social Work Team

Julie Eggen, LCSW

(850) 473-4519
julie.eggen@nemours.org

Melanie Fryou, MSW

(850) 505-4724
melanie.fryou@nemours.org

Coping With a Complex Illness

For information about coping with a chronic or complex medical diagnosis, check out these articles from KidsHealth.org.

Contact Us

Social Work

Nemours Children’s Clinic, Pensacola
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.