What is Palliative Care?

Community Healthcare of Texas’ Palliative Care Services is an in-home program offering Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant visits for patients needing advanced illness support. Through this specialized program, we work closely with your physicians to ensure that your needs are addressed, allowing you to stay safely at home while managing the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness.

The Process

Navigating a serious or terminal illness can be overwhelming and challenging for many patients and families. A referral to our Palliative Care Services program can be made by anyone, including you, a loved one, or a physician. Once contacted, our team will reach out within 3 business days to schedule your first in-home visit with our Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant. After discussing your goals, a customized plan will be created to address your individual healthcare needs.   

Provided Services

  • Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant In-Home Visits
  • Symptom Management
  • Individualized Goals of Care
  • Medication Management
  • Disease Education
  • Resource Assistance
  • Care Coordination
  • Physician Communication
  • Advance Directives Planning, Education, and Guidance
  • Support and Education for Caregivers and Family Members

Paying for Palliative Care

Medicare and most private insurance plans cover the cost of in-home visits by a licensed practitioner. The initial visit with our palliative care team is at no cost to you. We will develop a care plan for you during your initial visit and discuss any potential out-of-pocket expenses. 

Community Healthcare of Texas is a not-for-profit organization, and thanks to the generosity of our donors, we are committed to ensuring every patient and family has access to compassionate end-of-life care services, regardless of their ability to pay. 

To learn more about the Community Healthcare of Texas Palliative Care Services program and how it might be right for you or your loved one, call us today at (888)804-0949.