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Palliative Care

Palliative care (pal-ee-a-tiv care) is a holistic approach to care that aims to relieve discomfort, symptoms, and stress caused by a serious illness. Palliative care can begin at any time during aggressive treatment of an illness. In this way it differs from hospice care, which is a type of palliative care for people during the last six months of life.

The goal of palliative care is to make you comfortable, improve your quality of life, and increase satisfaction with care at Olmsted Medical Center for both you and your family. Palliative care also can help reduce visits to the emergency room and/or hospital stays.

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Interested in learning more about palliative care at Olmsted Medical Center? After reviewing this brochure, talk with your primary healthcare provider, call us at 507.529.6806, use our Contact Us form, or log in to your MyOMC patient portal account to send us a secure message.

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OMC's Social Services can be reached Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM (except on holidays), at:

tel: 507.529.6806 

Mailing address:

Olmsted Medical Center
Attn: Social Services
1650 Fourth Street SE 
Rochester, MN 55904