At Prisma Health Palliative Care, our team focuses on relieving the pain, symptoms and stress of a serious illness so patients can have a better quality of life. Palliative care is offered at any stage of an illness along with other medical treatment. Even patients undergoing treatment for a cure can have palliative care.
Our helpful Palliative Care team is ready, willing and happy to provide excellent care. Call us to schedule or learn more about our services at 803-434-2726.
Not exactly. Palliative care helps and supports patients through all stages of a serious illness, including those still seeking treatment. Hospice care is available for those who are expected to live six months or less.
You can ask your doctor or nurse for a referral for Palliative Care at Prisma Health. Also talk with your family, friends or caregivers about your wishes.
Our caregivers include a special team with advanced training, skills and experience working together to meet all your needs:
Most insurance plans cover all or a portion of the palliative care treatment received in the hospital, similar to other hospital and medical services. This is also true of Medicare and Medicaid. If you have any questions or financial concerns, please talk with a social worker on the Palliative Care team or to the Prisma Health billing office.
Palliative care may be right for you if you suffer from pain or other symptoms due to a serious illness. These can include but are not limited to:
March 25, 2020