Mount Sinai Palliative Care Outpatient Services
At Mount Sinai Hospital, we are committed to improving the quality of life of patients and families facing serious illness. Through the medical specialty known as palliative care, our specially trained team of physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplain, and volunteers provide an added layer of support to our patients and their families so that they can achieve the best quality of life in the setting of a serious illness. We treat symptoms such as pain and discomfort, ensure that patients and families understand all treatment options available, and offer referrals to additional support services found both inside and outside the Hospital. We are one of only a few hospitals in the region – and the United States for that matter – to offer palliative care on an outpatient basis.
Palliative Care, unlike hospice which is directed toward end-of-life care, provides medical treatment at all stages of an illness – even alongside curative treatments such as chemotherapy. Palliative care in an outpatient setting such as this allows our team to address the needs of patients and families earlier in the course of their illness, and allows clinicians a better opportunity to get to know our patients and their families over time. We are then better able to assist in the development of a care plan that takes the patient’s and family’s individual needs and desires into consideration. Our early involvement also means that we are able to manage patients’ symptoms when they are receiving curative or restorative therapy and the relationship continues during all hospital admissions. In any transition between outpatient and inpatient care, we are able to provide continuous support with decision making, symptom management, and care coordination, as well as emotional and spiritual care.
- Symptom relief for pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite, and difficulty sleeping, among others
- Emotional, practical, psychological and spiritual care
- Advance care planning and care coordination with the patient, family members, care givers, and all those involved.
- Referral to support services available in the home or community
- 24-hour access to your physician after the first appointment at 212-659-8552
We are closed on the following holidays:
- New Year’s Day
- Martin Luther King’s Birthday
- Presidents’ Day
- Memorial Day
- July 4th
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
Translation services are available for all non-English speaking patients and visually and/or hearing impaired patients.
Martha Stewart Center for Living
1440 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10029
Tel: 212-241-1446 (to schedule a new patient appointment)