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Palliative Medicine

​Palliative medicine provides an extra layer of support to you and your family if you have a serious illness. Palliative care is specialized medical care that provides you with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness – whatever your diagnosis is.

Palliative care can be provided to you no matter how old you are or what stage of your illness you are in. You can still receive medical care and curative treatments for your illness. The goal of palliative care is to focus on your comfort and quality of life.

Palliative care might be right for you if you have a serious illness, such as:

  • Cancer
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Kidney failure
  • Lung disease
  • Liver failure
  • Dementia

Our interdisciplinary palliative care team is available if you need help:

  • Managing your symptoms
  • Understanding your treatment and care options
  • Coordinating your care after you are home from the hospital
  • Transitioning to another level of care if you need it, including home care or hospice
  • Planning for end of life care, including helping you complete advance healthcare directives
  • Managing your emotional and spiritual needs

Presbyterian Hospital Inpatient Consult Team

Our palliative care team at Presbyterian Hospital is available to assess whether you need palliative care and will begin your care during your stay in the hospital. Once you are home from the hospital, we can continue to provide you palliative care in your home through Presbyterian Healthcare at Home.

  • Presbyterian Hospital

  • 1100 Central Ave. SE
  • Albuquerque, NM 87106
  • Phone: 505-790-9489

    Presbyterian Medical Group Palliative Care

    We offer palliative care through Presbyterian Healthcare at Home and a variety of our Presbyterian Medical Group clinics in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho.

    To make an appointment, please call 505-559-6058.

  • Presbyterian Healthcare at Home
  • 8100 Constitution Pl. NE, Suite 400
  • Albuquerque, NM 87110

  • Presbyterian Medical Group Primary Care Clinics:
  • 3901 Atrisco Dr. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120
  • 8800 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111
  • 5550 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
  • 8300 Constitution Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110

  • Presbyterian Cancer Care:
  • 8300 Constitution Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
  • 2400 Unser Blvd. SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124