How do I get palliative care?
Anyone can reach out to palliative care initially, and the palliative care team will confirm a patient’s eligibility. Palliative care may be offered at the same medical institution where the patient is receiving their other health care. For example, in New York City, most major medical institutions have a palliative care program (though this may not always appear on their websites). If palliative care is not available at the institution where you are receiving your other care, you may be able to obtain palliative care through a separate palliative care organization (such as MJHS). Palliative care can be provided in hospitals, nursing homes, and other locations, and sometimes in someone’s home.