Palliative Care

Our palliative care services help to relieve the symptoms and stresses of a serious illness. We support your whole self, treating you with respect, kindness, and compassion, aiming to maximize your quality of life.

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What is Palliative Care?

Palliative Care is an interdisciplinary medical specialty that focuses on maximizing quality of life, relieving symptoms, and ensuring that your treatment plan aligns with your goals, preferences, and values.

People with serious illness often feel overwhelmed by the treatment choices they face. Our Palliative Care specialists listen closely to you and your loved ones to provide patient- and family-centered guidance and decision support. Our team ensures that your treatment goals and preferences are understood by your entire care team. 

UCLA Health Excellence in Palliative Care Treatment

At UCLA Health, our Palliative Care team partners with you, your loved ones, and your other clinicians across inpatient and outpatient care settings to give you access to care when and where you need it most. Our inpatient and outpatient providers work together to ensure you receive whole-person, patient-centered care aimed at maximizing quality of life.

  • Team Approach: Our Palliative Care team includes board-certified physicians, advanced practice providers, social workers, nurses, and chaplains to provide a holistic approach to your care. 
  • Specialized Outpatient Treatment: UCLA Health is one of the only health systems in the region with a robust network of outpatient Palliative Care clinics. In addition to our comprehensive general Palliative Care outpatient clinics, we have subspecialty clinics in neurology, cardiology, gynecological oncology, hematologic malignancies, and medical oncology.
  • Hospital-Based Services: Our team supports hospitalized patients with serious illness and their families. We are part of your integrated care team, helping to monitor your health, facilitate informed medical decision-making, address unmet psychosocial, emotional, and spiritual distress, manage uncontrolled symptoms, and assist in future care planning. 

Find your care

We provide whole-person care to maximize your quality of life. Call 424-259-8160 to learn more about inpatient palliative care services. Call 424-259-7009 to schedule outpatient services or for general questions about outpatient palliative care. 

Ways Palliative Care Can Help 

Our Palliative Care specialists are attentive to you and your family’s medical, psychological, and existential/spiritual needs.  Some of the specific ways we may help include: 

  • Managing symptoms associated with your illness, such as pain, fatigue, nausea, anxiety, or depression.
  • Discussing your care plan and treatment options and ensuring your treatment plan reflects your goals, priorities, preferences, and values.
  • Helping you and your family plan for the future, including completing advance care planning documents that summarize your treatment preferences. 
  • Providing an extra layer of emotional and spiritual support for patients, family, loved ones, and caregivers.
  • Connecting caregivers to appropriate resources.
  • Providing bereavement support, when applicable.

Meet Our Team

Our team includes specialized physicians, nurses, advanced practice providers, social workers, and chaplains who work closely with your referring provider. We strive to shape the future of Palliative Care, continually bringing you the most up-to-date therapies.

Inpatient Clinical Team - Palliative Care | UCLA Health

Outpatient Clinical Team - Palliative Care | UCLA Health

Contact Us

To learn more about our inpatient palliative care consultation service, call 424-259-8160

To schedule a visit with outpatient services or for general questions regarding outpatient palliative care, call 424-259-7009.  

If you are interested in learning more about Pediatric Palliative Care, please find information here Pediatric Pain & Palliative Care - Los Angeles, CA | UCLA Health.