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Palliative Care

If you or a loved one are living with a serious illness such as heart failure or cancer, you may be considering palliative care to ensure the comfort, wellness, and continued care of the sick person from the time of diagnosis and beyond. When choosing palliative care centers, it’s important to find physicians who are compassionate, available, and dedicated to putting your loved one’s needs front and center.

The palliative care doctors at Pittsburgh Health Partners are passionate about providing comprehensive, hands-on care for patients who are living with serious illnesses. When you opt for our palliative care services, you or your loved one will spend as much one-on-one time with your palliative care specialist as you need to be truly cared for. We can even treat you or your loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility, or provide palliative home care if necessary.

If you’re ready to feel the difference and start receiving patient-focused care from the best palliative care Pittsburgh has to offer, it’s time to get started with Pittsburgh Health Partners. Schedule your first appointment with us today.

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Better Quality of Life for Patients and Family Members

When someone enters palliative care, the primary goal of everyone involved should be maximizing and extending that person’s quality of life by managing their symptoms and offering comfort wherever possible. However, the patient’s quality of life isn’t all that matters – that patient’s family should also be made to feel supported and in the loop.

The palliative care team at Pittsburgh Health Partners is focused on improving the level of communication between families, patients, and the healthcare professionals involved in their care. We proudly provide home visits, allowing us to become a part of you and your loved ones’ routine and assist patients whose mobility is limited. We’re also highly experienced in treating patients in their nursing homes and coordinating with nursing home staff.

Hands-On Palliative Care Specialists for Loved Ones

Palliative Care for Cancer Patients & More

Palliative care is best for patients who are living with serious, long-term illnesses that cause chronic symptoms. A team of highly-qualified palliative care specialists will have an understanding of a wide variety of conditions, and will work together with specialists to offer the most effective care possible.

The palliative care team at Pittsburgh Health Partners frequently treats patients with:

  • Cancer
  • Renal failure
  • Liver failure
  • Heart failure
  • COPD
  • And other serious illnesses.

If you’re currently living with any of the conditions above, and you’d like to get started with a highly-trained team that truly has your best interests in mind, schedule your first appointment with Pittsburgh Health Partners. We’re here to help you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is hospice palliative care?

No, hospice is not the same thing as palliative care. Palliative care is focused on taking comfort measures to relieve symptoms and stress associated with a life-limiting illness, and can be a support from diagnosis to treatment to end of life. Hospice is reserved for patients whose prognosis after a terminal illness is six months or less.

Do you accept insurance for palliative care?

Yes! Pittsburgh Health Partners is proud to accept insurance from a wide variety of providers across the greater Pittsburgh area. If you have questions or you’d like to learn more about your options, please feel free to reach out to our compassionate, knowledgeable staff. 

How can I get started with the best palliative care near me?

Pittsburgh Health Partners wants patients to feel comfortable and confident scheduling an appointment with our team. That’s why we’ve made it easy with our online scheduling tool. Just click the button below and select a time that works for you.