Studies show that palliative care improves quality of life for patients by offering expert medical, emotional, spiritual and practical support. These services can help patients with serious illness feel better and remain more active and independent.
Palliative care is offered as a consultative service in partnership with the patient’s physician, is appropriate at any age and at any stage of a serious illness, and can be provided simultaneously with curative treatment.
Our team consists of doctors, nurses and other specialists who work to provide an extra layer of support.
- Treats pain and other symptoms
- Coordinates care among specialists
- Educates patients and families
- Provides emotional and spiritual support for patients and families
- Assists with advanced care planning
Palliative Care Clinic
Our outpatient clinic is located on the first floor of Spartanburg Medical Center.
For Prescription Refills:
- Please call (864) 560-6012 at least 3 days in advance
- Press option 2 and leave the following information:
- Date of birth
- Medication refill needed
- Pharmacy information
- This number is only checked during normal business hours Monday through Friday.
- Be sure to check with your pharmacy to ensure that your refill is ready
Frequently Asked Questions
Studies show that palliative care improves quality of life for seriously ill patients. By offering expert medical, emotional, spiritual and practical support, palliative care helps patients feel better and remain more active and independent while living with an illness. Palliative care is designed specifically to meet the needs and wishes of each patient and includes patients and their families in decisions about care.
Who is appropriate for palliative care?
Patients may be any age and may be in any stage of illness. Anyone with a serious illness (such as heart and lung disease, diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer's disease, or other long-term or advanced illness) can benefit from palliative care.
Who makes up the palliative care team?
Palliative care is provided by an experienced team, which includes a palliative medicine physician, a nurse practitioner, a medical social worker, an advance care planner and a chaplain. The palliative care team works with the patient's physician and the hospital staff.
Who can refer to a palliative care specialist?
The patient's physician, nurse, case manager, social worker, family member or the patient may ask for a consultation with the palliative care team.