Supportive and Palliative Care Program offers support to patients and their
families members both in the inpatient setting at Wake Forest Baptist Medical
Center along with in the outpatient setting. Our team consists of nurses, nurse
practitioners, physicians, pharmacy, chaplaincy, and social work.
The Wake Forest Palliative Care specialists are committed to improving
the quality of life for patients confronted with serious illnesses. Working
closely with the patient’s primary doctor and specialist, we provide
coordinated care consisting of:
- Symptom management
- Inpatient palliative care services
- Outpatient palliative care services for
patients with cancer.
- Social services support
- Physical, psychosocial, spiritual, and
- In-depth discussion with patients about their
condition and their treatment options
To receive help from our palliative care team, please ask your doctor
for a referral. We are available to provide you with assistance either in the
hospital or in clinic. Our hospital services and outpatient programs are
covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and many insurance plans.
Learn more about our one year fellowship in
Hospice and Palliative Care.