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University of TN Medical Center Palliative Care Services
At University of TN Medical Center Palliative Care Services, we are more than an organization of palliative care professionals – we are proud members of communities across east Tennessee. Compassionate, high-quality service is our mission. And to us, service means getting to know our patients on a personal level.
We know the people we serve, understand their needs, and tailor healthcare to ensure the best journey possible.
We’re passionately committed to making healthcare better every day by leading the industry in clinical excellence and service quality.
We empower our clinicians and staff to embrace the communities they serve, because the best care happens in the context of strong relationships.
Each patient and family we are privileged to serve is unique. Our ongoing mission is to provide specialized medical care that focuses on quality of life for patients dealing with the symptoms and stress of a serious advanced illness. Care that can be provided along with curative treatment, if you choose.
In collaboration with your provider, our palliative care team works with you and your family to provide the care your need. Dealing with a painful, serious illness is a challenging task. Our clinical experts offer an extra layer of support throughout a patient’s care continuum, increasing comfort, improving quality of life, and reducing avoidable ER visits and hospitalizations.
- Advance Care Planning
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Cardiac disease such as congestive heart failure (CHF)
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Expert management of physical and emotional symptoms
- Kidney Failure
- Liver Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
Medicare Part B will cover 80 percent of the cost of palliative care services for those patients over the age of 65 who meet the program’s eligibility requirements. In some cases, the 20 percent co-pay may be covered by a secondary insurance. We are happy to work with your insurer to see if your plan covers palliative care.
U.S. veterans enrolled in the VHA Medical Benefits Package are eligible for palliative care coverage if they meet the clinical need for the service. Learn more at the United States Department of Veterans Affairs website at va.gov.
Let us be an extension of your care. Our person-centered approach demands working with you to create the best journey possible for our shared patients.
Help your patients cope with the stress and symptoms of a serious, advanced illness.
When supportive palliative care makes sense.
Important things to convey when palliative care is appropriate.
Transitions are challenging — especially when they involve your own health, or the health of someone you care for. Discover the resources and support you need right in your own community.
Learn what to consider in making an informed decision about palliative care.
Understand the financial aspects of your care and how to get support.
Discover how palliative care can help improve quality of life.
This is the way healthcare is meant to be. You can be empowered to provide the kind of service you can be proud of. Our emphasis on person-centered care affords the time and the opportunity to make a real difference in people’s lives — every day.