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Relieving the pain, symptoms and stress of serious illness

At the Palmetto Health-USC Palliative Medicine Clinic, our care teams aim to improve the quality of life for both patients and their families. Provided by a team of doctors, nurses, social workers, chaplains and other specialists, this type of care is offered alongside curative or other treatments. We work with you, your family and your other doctors to provide an extra layer of support that complements your ongoing care.

Our services

  • Symptom management
  • Pain management
  • Goals of care/code status
  • Medical decision making and advance directives
  • Patient and family support
  • End of life discussions
  • Support at end of life for those who can't be supported by hospice

What is outpatient palliative care?

Palliative care is an approach to care that you may want to access at any stage of a serious illness. It helps you manage symptoms and address concerns that matter most to you.

You may consider palliative care when you have questions about:

  • What to expect with your care plan and how to tailor it to what matters most to you
  • What programs and resources are available to support you throughout your illness
  • Your treatment options and their pros and cons
  • Making decisions in line with your personal values and goals

Your first meeting may take place while you’re in the hospital or in an outpatient clinic. Research indicates that early use of palliative care services can improve the quality of life for patients with serious illness, decrease depression and anxiety, increase patient and family satisfaction with care, and, in some cases, extend survival.

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About Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group

We are proud to be part of Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group, which includes caring, compassionate health care professionals who are highly trained to meet your medical needs in Columbia, Lexington and across the greater Midlands region of South Carolina.

Providing excellent medical care in comfortable office environments, our network team of physicians, advanced care providers, nurses and staff is prepared to answer any questions you have. We provide comprehensive medical care for short-term needs like annual physicals as well as ongoing management of chronic diseases. Prevention is a big part of your overall care plan. Should additional, focused medical treatment ever be needed, our doctors will refer you to a specialist and stay involved in your care. Only at Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will you find the extensive level of expertise available from a wide variety of specialists.

Our affiliate system

Prisma Health is the largest not-for-profit health organization in South Carolina, serving more than 1.2 million patients annually. Our 30,000 team members are dedicated to supporting the health and well-being of you and your family. Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will be rebranded at a later date and will continue to operate as a joint venture between the Midlands affiliate and the USC School of Medicine.

Our promise is to: Inspire health. Serve with compassion. Be the difference.

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Palmetto Health is becoming Prisma Health. Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group is part of Prisma Health.