The overall goal of palliative care is to help provide the best quality of life for both the patient and family as they face serious or chronic illness. Palliative care adds on an extra layer of support to assist with patient and family communication and the coordination of support services on their behalf. The program supports collaboration with the patient’s physicians, hospital case management and chaplaincy.

A  patient who receives palliative care smiles in his hospital room.

Trident Health’s Palliative Care Program is a partnership with SC House Calls.

What is palliative care

Palliative Care, or “Supportive Care”, focuses on maximizing the quality of life for people with serious illnesses. This specialized care provides patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of the illness. Supportive care is provided by a team of doctors, nurse practitioners, and other specialists who work with your healthcare providers to provide an extra layer of support, not just for you, but also for your family.

Contact us

For a palliative care referral or consultation, please call (843)797-0416.

How do you receive Palliative Care?

Palliative Care is here to help manage your illness, better understand your condition, and your choices for care.

  • You, your loved one or your doctor can recommend a referral to Palliative Care.
  • Eligibility: Palliative Care is for anyone with serious or chronic illness. This care is provided at any age and any stage of the disease process.
  • Most insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid, cover all or part of your visit.
  • Appointment: A supportive care team member will see the patient while in the hospital, or we can schedule an appointment for you once you leave the hospital.
  • Care Planning: Your care team will ensure you have the best care plan in place based on your goals. This will address your physical needs including symptom management, as well as emotional, social and spiritual concerns.


Trident Medical Center
9330 Medical Plaza Dr.
Charleston, SC 29406