St. John’s Palliative Care consult service is available to assist patients and families at any point during the course of a chronic, serious, or life-threatening illness. We work in partnership with your doctor and team during your hospital stay.
Benefits of Quality Care
We can help patients and their loved ones by:
- Reducing or controlling pain or debilitating symptoms
- Counseling patients and families when making medical decisions becomes difficult
- Listening and providing support through all stages of illness
- Discussion of treatment choices, including hospice referrals and coordination of inpatient comfort care
Services are offered by a team consisting of palliative care board-certified doctors, registered nurses, social workers, and music therapists.
Is Palliative Care Right for You?
Talk to your primary doctor or nurse to find out if a referral for palliative care services is appropriate for you.
For more information, call Palliative Care Services at 805.988.2890 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.