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Palliative Care Services

Community Palliative Consultants, a program of Community Hospice, is a consultative service that helps people find relief from the physical pain, symptoms and stress of any serious illness.  
If you or someone you love lives with a serious or complex illness or condition, palliative care can help--at any age and any stage of an illness.

Our professionals focus on more than just relieving suffering. At the request of your physician, we meet with you and your family to help you prepare to make important future healthcare decisions, establish goals of care, overcome emotional and spiritual issues, family dynamics, and other challenges.  

Ask your doctor or hospital care team member if palliative care is right for you. Or call Community Palliative Consultants at 904.407.7700.

  • What is palliative care?

    Palliative care provides an extra layer of support for patients and their families through a multidisciplinary team focused on providing relief from the symptoms, pain and stress associated with a serious, complex or chronic illness. It is appropriate for people of any age or any diagnosis at any stage, and it can be provided along with curative treatment.

  • How can palliative care help?

    Palliative care can benefit patients at any stage of an illness, even while receiving curative treatment. Community Palliative Consultants:  

    • Address physical symptoms, such as:
      • pain
      • anxiety
      • fatigue
      • shortness of breath
      • constipation
      • nausea
      • loss of appetite
      • agitation
      • trouble sleeping
    • Help you and your loved ones understand the illness you’re facing and your treatment options
    • Provide the tools and education and coordinate services that help you to carry on with your daily life
    • Provide spiritual guidance, and identify counseling and support options to help you and your loved ones cope with the illness
    • Assist you and your loved ones with making important choices, such as advance directives to respect your goals and values
  • How do I request palliative care?

    Your physician can request a consultation for palliative care. A specially trained physician or advanced registered nurse practitioner from Community Palliative Consultants will meet with you and your loved ones to help you and your loved ones make important choices about your care. They then work with your physician to develop the best treatment plan to relieve pain, symptoms and stress.

    Palliative services from Community Palliative Consultants currently are available at these locations:

    • Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville
    • Baptist Medical Center South
    • Flagler Hospital, St. Augustine
    • Memorial Hospital Jacksonville
    • St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside
    • St. Vincent’s Medical Center Southside
    • UF Health Jacksonville

    Call 904.407.7700 to learn more about our palliative care offerings.

  • How much does palliative care cost?

    Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance cover the cost of Community Palliative Consultants services. A co-payment may apply. However, no one is ever denied care based on an inability to pay.

  • How is palliative care different from hospice care?

    Palliative care is available for patients during any stage of any serious illness.

    Hospice care is specialized palliative care for those with an advanced illness and a life expectancy of less than 12 months. Hospice care is appropriate when the burdens of providing life-prolonging treatments outweigh their benefits.

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