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By the Bay Health

Palliative Care


Patients of all ages are available to receive palliative care. In contrast to hospice care, palliative care patients are not required to have a terminal diagnosis and may begin or continue curative treatments at the same time. Typical patients include those suffering from:

  • Cancer
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • End-stage Liver Disease
  • Kidney failure
  • Alzheimer’s Disease

Times to consider palliative care are:

  • When pain and/or symptoms are not currently well-controlled
  • Use of the hospital or ER to manage illness/late-stage disease
  • When the current treatment plan is inconsistent with the patient’s goals


Our palliative care program uses the same inter-disciplinary approach and care teams as our hospice program. Insurance coverage and service areas vary according to patient location and circumstances. Please contact us for details.

Care Team

  • Palliative Care Physician/Nurse Practitioner
  • RN Case Manager
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Certified Home Health Aides
  • Spiritual Support Counselor


  • Care coordination
  • Guidance with decision making
  • Pain and symptom management
  • Access to community resources

Service Area

  • Marin County
  • San Francisco County
  • San Mateo County
  • Sonoma County


Insurance coverage may vary depending on patient situation and location.

  • Blue Shield of California
  • Partnership Health Plan
  • San Francisco Health Plan
  • Chinese Community Health Plan
  • Medicare Part B (co-pays may apply)
  • Private Insurance
  • Donor-supported charity care

We are also contracting with new insurers. Please call us for the latest information.


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