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By the Bay Health

Palliative Care

PALLIATIVE CARE ELIGIBILITY

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

LEVELS OF CARE

We offer two program options that provide palliative care at home and in facilities. Availability of either option is dependent on insurance coverage and service area.

CONSULTATIVE OPTION

A By the Bay Health physician or nurse practitioner works with the primary care physician through focused consults. They may draw on the expertise of our entire interdisciplinary care team to address complex medical conditions.

Services

  • Problem-focused care in collaboration with primary or specialty providers
  • 24/7 Telephone advice nurse

Service Area

  • Marin County
  • San Mateo County
  • Sonoma County
  • Cities of American Canyon, Napa, Yountville

Payment

  • Medicare Part B (co-pays may apply)
  • Private Insurance
  • Donor-supported charity care

Billing

Call our Finance Department, (415) 927.2273, for direction and support for physician billing for By the Bay Health patients.

COMPREHENSIVE OPTION

Comprehensive palliative care surrounds the patient and family with the expertise of an inter-disciplinary care team coordinated by an RN case manager.

Care Team

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

Services

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

Service Area

  • Alameda County
  • Marin County
  • San Francisco County
  • San Mateo County
  • Sonoma County
  • Cities of American Canyon, Napa, Vallejo, Yountville

Payment

  • Blue Shield of California
  • Partnership Health Plan
  • San Francisco Health Plan
  • Chinese Community Health Plan
  • (No Medicare Coverage)

Billing

Call our Finance Department, (415) 927.2273, for direction and support for physician billing for By the Bay Health patients.