Palliative and supportive care at UAB and University Hospital is available on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. Palliative care services include assistance with complex decision making and determination of goals of care, symptom management, provision of psychosocial and spiritual support, and discussion of treatment options and appropriate community settings of care, including hospice care.
Inpatient care is provided for patients that have been admitted to University Hospital. Care can be delivered on a consultative basis, by working with your current physician. If necessary, patients can be transferred to the UAB Palliative and Comfort Care Unit, a 12-bed inpatient unit dedicated to compassionate clinical care. For more information about the UAB Palliative and Comfort Care Unit, please visit this link.
For Palliative Care Consultation
For palliative care consultation at UAB Hospital, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., please call
For after hours or weekends, page the Palliative Medicine Doctor on call at 205.934.3411
Outpatient care is provided in a clinic setting for patients with palliative and supportive care needs. Two outpatient clinics are available to care for patients. For more information about the UAB Supportive Care and Survivorship Clinic, please visit this link.