Mount Sinai Palliative Care Outpatient Services
Facing a serious illness can be overwhelming. You have to handle physical issues, emotional concerns, and worried family and friends. At Mount Sinai Hospital, we are committed to improving your quality of life at this critical point. Our palliative care specialty team includes physicians, nurses, and social workers. We treat pain and discomfort, help you and your family understand all your treatment options, and offer referrals to additional support services. We are one of the few hospitals in the region that offers palliative care to outpatients.
Palliative care is different than hospice. Hospice is specifically for patients during the last six months of their lives. But palliative care provides treatment and support at all stages of an illness. You can receive palliative care while you get treatment. It allows us to get to know you and your family so we can help in developing a care plan that takes into account your emotional needs and addresses your symptoms. We can continue to be involved when you are in the hospital. We can provide continuous support with decision making, symptom management, and care coordination, as well as emotional and spiritual care. The Martha Stewart Center for Living facilitates access to health care resources.
We offer a range of palliative care services:
- 24-hour access to your physician after the first appointment at 212-659-8552
- Advance care planning
- Care coordination with you, your family, and caregivers
- Emotional, practical, psychological, and spiritual care
- Referral to support services
- Symptom relief for pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite, and difficulty sleeping, among others