When you or your family members are facing a serious illness, you may feel overwhelmed by your condition and may feel confused about what options for care and support are right for you.

The goal of palliative care is to relieve the pain, symptoms and stress of serious illness, whatever the diagnosis or prognosis. It is for people of any age and at any point in an illness, and can be delivered along with treatments that are meant to cure you.

At the Center for Palliative and Supportive Care, our providers work together as a team to try to relieve suffering experienced when you or your loved one faces a serious illness. This section describes clinical services offered through our Center and links you to other important palliative care resources.

VA3 cropped compressedMembers of the VA palliative care team