Appointment Icon

Methodist Emergency Department

First Available Time :

Pekin Emergency Department

First Available Time :

Proctor Emergency Department

First Available Time :

Pekin Urgent Care

First Available Time :

UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Peoria)

8914 North Knoxville Avenue
Peoria, IL 61615

Closed Patients
Waiting Now

UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Washington)

209 North Cummings Lane
Washington, IL 61571

Closed Patients
Waiting Now

UnityPoint Clinic First Care - East Peoria

2535 East Washington Street
East Peoria, IL 61611

Closed Patients
Waiting Now

UnityPoint Clinic First Care - Peoria Heights

1120 East War Memorial Drive
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

Closed Patients
Waiting Now

Palliative Care Services

Improving quality of life with compassion

How does UnityPoint Health - Methodist Palliative Care Services benefit your patients?

Palliative care specializes in the relief of the pain, symptoms and stress of serious illness. The goal of the palliative care team is to partner with you to provide your patients the best possible quality of life.

Our multi-disciplinary team includes physicians, advanced practice nurses, pharmacists, social workers, and chaplains. Along with symptom management, we help educate your patients and their families and offer guidance with difficult decisions.

How is palliative care different from hospice?

Palliative care is not the same as hospice care. Palliative care may be provided at any stage of illness, is not dependent on prognosis, and can be delivered at the same time as curative treatment.

Which patients may be appropriate to refer?

Adult inpatients suffering debilitating symptoms of serious illnesses including:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Pulmonary disease
  • Chronic heart failure
  • End stage renal disease
  • Dementia
  • Chronic liver disease
  • AIDS
  • Multi-organ failure
  • Sepsis
  • Ischemic/perforated bowel

Adult inpatients with several recent hospital admissions for the same condition

Symptoms that can be managed through palliative care include:

  • pain
  • shortness of breath
  • nausea
  • fatigue
  • constipation
  • loss of appetite
  • difficulty sleeping

How do I make a referral?

Palliative care requires a physician order.