Choose a better quality of life

If you or someone you love lives with a serious or complex illness, palliative care can help, regardless of your age or the stage of the illness. Community Palliative Care, a program of Community Hospice & Palliative Care, is a consultative service to help you find relief from pain, symptoms and stress and achieve your goals of care.

What is palliative care?

Palliative care is a medical specialty that helps people with a variety of serious illnesses find a better quality of life. A palliative care professional works with you, your loved ones and your physician to create a plan of care that offers relief from physical, emotional and spiritual pain, symptoms and stress. They explain your choices and ensure your needs and wishes are honored.

Community Palliative Care professionals focus not just on relieving pain and symptoms. Our team members also can help you with important decision-making and establishing goals of care.

It’s important to know that palliative care is not the same as hospice care. While both focus on comfort and support for the family, palliative care is available at any stage of an illness, and you can get it while receiving curative treatments. Palliative care also does not take the place of your primary-care physician, but instead works alongside your provider.

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Answers to Your Questions

We know you may have more questions about palliative care. Please visit the questions and answers below, and if you feel a palliative care consultation may benefit you or a loved one, please ask your physician or contact our team.
  • Is palliative care covered by insurance?

    Is palliative care covered by insurance?

    Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance cover the cost of Community Palliative Care services. A co-payment may apply. However, no one is ever denied care based on an inability to pay.

  • How do I request palliative care?

    How do I request palliative care?

    For patients receiving care in the hospital, your attending physician can request a palliative consultation. One of our specially trained physicians or nurse practitioners will meet with you and your loved ones to help you make important choices about your care. Then they will work with your physician to develop the best treatment plan.

    Community Palliative Care services are available at these locations:

    • Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville
    • Baptist Medical Center South
    • Flagler Hospital, St. Augustine
    • Memorial Hospital Jacksonville
    • St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside
    • St. Vincent’s Medical Center Southside
    • UF Health Jacksonville

Palliative Care Resources

Read more about the benefits of palliative care from these online resources, which are not affiliated with Community Palliative Care.
  • GetPalliativeCare.org

    This consumer-friendly website is a great resource for all of your questions about palliative care. It offers extensive interactive tools, including a video library and quiz to help you decide if palliative care is right for you.

    Visit GetPalliativeCare.org.

  • PalliativeDoctors.org

    Produced by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, this site offers easy-to-understand information about palliative and hospice care, with stories from patients who experienced a better quality of life as a result of receiving this care.

    Visit PalliativeDoctors.org.

  • Center to Advance Palliative Care

    This pioneering organization for palliative care information and advocacy provides a wealth of resources designed for providers, payers and policymakers. 

    Visit CAPC.org

  • The Joint Commission

    An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including palliative care programs.

    Visit JointCommission.org.

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Community Hospice & Palliative Care is here for you, committed to helping you live better with advanced illness. Please click here to contact us or call 904.268.5200 or 800.274.6614 toll-free.

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