Referral for Palliative Care

​​You do not give up your own doctors in order to receive palliative care. Instead, our Palliative Care team and your doctors work together. Talk with your doctor about whether palliative care would be helpful to you and your family.  If you're interested in a consultation, ask your primary care provider for a referral.

With a physician referral, patients can be seen in the hospital, community settings or in their own home.


Most insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid, cover all or part of the palliative care treatment you receive in the hospital, just as they would other services. ​