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Patient Care

Palliative care is a team approach provided by doctors, nurses, social workers and other specialists who work together with a patient’s other doctors to provide an extra layer of support. It is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness and can be provided along with curative treatment.Palliative Care


Clinical Services

Our faculty and staff provide access to palliative care at UW Medicine both in the inpatient and outpatient settings. If you or your loved one would like to request palliative care while hospitalized, please ask your primary medical or surgical team. If you would like to receive outpatient palliative care, you can contact the numbers listed below for each of our respective sites.

UW Medicine

Institution Clinic Contact
Harborview Medical Center Inpatient Palliative Care Consultation See footnote.
Harborview Medical Center Outpatient Palliative and Support Care Clinic (206) 744-7086
Harborview Medical Center Homeless Palliative Care Outreach Program
UW Medical Center, Montlake Campus Inpatient Palliative Care Services See footnote.
UW Medical Center, Northwest Campus Inpatient Palliative Care Services (206) 668-6749
UW Medicine, Valley Medical Center Inpatient Palliative Care Services (425) 690-3421
UW Medicine, Valley Medical Center Outpatient Palliative Care Services (425) 690-3422
Seattle Children's Hospital Palliative Care Program (206) 987-2000

* To request inpatient palliative care speak to your primary team or nurse. They will make a referral on your behalf. 

Affiliated Medical Centers

Patient Care Resources

Do you want to learn more about getting palliative care? There is a wealth of information available on the internet, and we recommend you start with:


Quality Improvement

We strive to continuously improve the quality of care that we offer through:

  • Implementing educational curriculum for palliative care fellows;
  • Mentoring interdisciplinary learner quality improvement (QI) projects; and
  • Launching QI dashboards for care quality monitoring and improvement.


We work with a wide variety of interdisciplinary clinical team members, including clinicians, NPs, medical students, and other trainees. Please contact us if you are interested in collaborating on QI initiatives!