Special Care For Serious Illness
The Supportive Care Clinic at CHI St. Alexius Health provides palliative medicine which is a type of specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. It focuses on providing symptom management, relief of pain and the stress of a serious illness no matter what the diagnosis.
It is appropriate for patients of all ages and at any stage in a serious illness and can be provided alongside all other appropriate curative treatments.
Palliative care is provided by a team of physicians, nurses, social workers and chaplains who work with a patient’s other physicians to provide an extra layer of support. Additional team members may include pharmacists and other complementary care professionals.
The team wishes to remind you that even when we are seeing you in the Supportive Care Clinic, you should continue to see your primary care provider as well as any specialists.