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Palliative and End-of-Life Care


Supporting the best possible quality of life for patients with chronic or life-limiting illnesses.

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.