Vanderbilt Palliative Care improves quality of life for people with serious illnesses and their families. This type of care focuses on relieving symptoms, pain and stress. Palliative care is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness. It can be provided together with treatment meant to cure disease.

Palliative Care: Why Choose Vanderbilt?

  • Specialized team. Our team is led by specialty-trained doctors and nurse practitioners and includes specialized palliative care case managers, social workers, and nurses. Our team also works closely with other specialists, including pastoral care, child life and pharmacy.
  • Convenient services. Our team is readily available to consult with patients and families. Our providers and services are available in inpatient and outpatient settings.
  • Patient-centered care. Our Palliative Care Unit provides services to patients who need aggressive symptom management or have other complex care needs. This unit includes unrestricted visiting hours, family sleep areas, family break rooms, child play areas with games and toys, pet (cat and dog) visiting, child life services, chaplain services and team members of different specialties to provide care for the whole person.
  • Coordinated care. Our team of doctors, nurses and specialists work with patients’ other doctors to provide an extra layer of support. 

Services We Offer

Locations

Vanderbilt Palliative Care Consultation Team
Vanderbilt University Hospital
1211 Medical Center Drive, TVC 9402
Nashville, TN 37232

Vanderbilt Palliative Care Inpatient Unit
Medical Center North
1215 Medical Center Drive, S5400
Nashville, TN 37232

Vanderbilt Outpatient Palliative Care Clinics

Vanderbilt Primary Care North One Hundred Oaks
719 Thompson Lane, Suite 20400
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 936-2187
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Vanderbilt Primary Care South One Hundred Oaks
719 Thompson Lane, Suite 38500
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 936-1212
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For Referring Physicians

To refer a patient to Vanderbilt Palliative Care, call (615) 322-4298.

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