How Do I Get Palliative Care?

Get connected to palliative care at Stanford Health Care

Ask for a Referral

Ask your doctor or nurse to connect you to palliative care.  They will send a note (or "make a referral") for you. Your primary care doctor, hospital team, or your specialist can do this for you.

Call Us Directly

You can connect with us in our clinic, if you are not in the hospital.  Call our office at (650) 724-0385. We accept people who come on their own.  We will work with your insurance to see if it covers our services.

Choose Where You Want to be Seen

If you stay in the hospital, our team will come to your room. If you are outside of the hospital, you can choose from our locations in Palo Alto, and San Jose. We offer visits in person, video visits, and telephone visits.

Come and See Us

We look forward to being part of your care team here at Stanford Health Care.

How to access palliative care at Stanford Health Care

Where do I get palliative care?

Palliative care is available in and out of the hospital

At Stanford Palliative Care, we try to meet you wherever you are.  That way, we can provide convenient care to you and your family.  We have services available in the hospital (called our inpatient consult services).  We also have clinics outside of the hospital (our outpatient palliative care).

Our clinic palliative care teams are located in Palo Alto, San Jose, and Emeryville.

Our clinic palliative care teams provide care:

  • In-person visits 
  • Video visits
  • Telephone visits

Need palliative care outside of Stanford Health Care?

We understand that coming to Stanford for palliative care is not right for everyone. There are multiple choices for palliative care in the Bay Area.

Check out for more information about finding a palliative care provider near you.