Palliative Care & Supportive Care for Adults

If you have a serious or life-limiting illness, NYU Langone’s palliative care and supportive care team can help relieve the symptoms and side effects of your condition as well as provide emotional support.

Palliative care is available to people who are being cared for in the hospital as well as those receiving treatment in an outpatient setting, where it is also known as supportive care. Our care teams work in collaboration with your primary and specialty doctors to understand your physical symptoms, emotional needs, and personal goals. We thoroughly explain your treatment options and work with you and your family to develop a personalized care plan based on your values and treatment preferences.

Our team specializes in advance care planning, which allows you to express your values and care preferences so that they can be honored should you lose the ability to make these decisions for yourself.

Doctor Speaking with a Patient and Family Member

NYU Langone’s Palliative Care Program has received specialty certification from The Joint Commission. This designation reflects our patient- and family-centered approach to providing the best possible quality of life for people with serious illness.

Our in-hospital palliative care services are available at the following locations:

Learn more about our outpatient services, including the supportive oncology team at Perlmutter Cancer Center for people receiving cancer treatment, as well as services for people with chronic conditions, including heart and kidney disease, Parkinson’s disease, or dementia.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one could benefit from palliative or supportive care services, please ask your doctor or nurse for a referral. If you have any additional questions about palliative or supportive care services, please contact Louise de Silva, program coordinator, at 646-501-4160.