Palliative Care

Palliative Care provides specialized, multidisciplinary medical care for people with serious illnesses. It is focused on improving quality of life for both the patient and the family—providing relief from the symptoms, pain and stresses of a serious illness—whatever the diagnosis.

Our Services

Palliative care is appropriate at any stage of a serious illness and can be provided at the same time as life-prolonging treatment.

Appointments & Referrals

Obtain information on how to schedule an appointment with a palliative care provider at Mass General, refer a patient, find a provider or view test results with our secure online services.

Patient & Caregiver Resources

The Palliative Care team will keep in contact with the family in a variety of ways to offer support and to make suggestions for resources in the community.

Geriatric Medicine

Geriatric Medicine delivers a multidisciplinary clinical care program for older adults emphasizing continuity of care across multiple sites of health care delivery. Our services emphasize wellness promotion and improvement in daily functioning.

Our Services

Learn more about the programs and services offered by Geriatric Medicine at Mass General.

Appointments & Referrals

Request an appointment with Geriatric Medicine, find a doctor or view test results with Mass General’s secure online services.

Patient & Caregiver Resources

Find answers to frequently asked questions for patients of Geriatric Medicine at Mass General.

About the Department of Medicine

The Department of Medicine at Mass General offers innovative, high-quality medical care, trains future medical leaders, and produces research that advances science and improves care.