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Baylor Scott & White Supportive and Palliative Care Dallas

Baylor Scott & White Supportive and Palliative Care

Welcome to Baylor Scott & White Supportive and Palliative Care


Baylor Scott & White Supportive and Palliative Care is a recognized medical specialty focusing on comfort, care and planning for patients and families facing serious illness and end-of-life decisions. The supportive and palliative care providers here are board certified in internal and family medicine, offering quality care in a comforting environment.

Some patients face a variety of concerns in what can be a difficult time. The supportive and palliative care providers here are available to help with pain relief or other upsetting physical symptoms. They are also trained to assist patients and their families with the following:

  • Emotionally adjusting to illness
  • Exploring goals of care
  • Assistance planning for the future

Program Goals

Our primary goal is to improve quality of life for both patients and their families and support them in:

  • Improving symptoms such as physical pain, shortness of breath, nausea and more
  • Alleviating emotional pain, depression and anxiety
  • Addressing spiritual issues that may arise
  • Understanding their illness and provide coping mechanisms that will help patients transition through stages of illness and grief

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Pay Your Bill

We offer an easy, secure way to pay your HTPN bill online through MyBSWHealth.

Tools & Resources

Our services are designed with you in mind so managing your healthcare needs is as simple as possible.

  • Patient Forms
  • Patient Information
  • MyBSWHealth
  • Pay Your Bill
  • Financial Assistance
  • Accepted Insurance

Patient Forms

To ensure that your visit to our office is as convenient and efficient as possible, we are pleased to offer our registration forms online. The patient registration form may be completed electronically and printed for better legibility or completed manually.

New Patient Registration Forms

Authorization Forms

We do not release your medical information without your authorization.

Patient Information

Who is eligible for Baylor Scott & White Supportive and Palliative Care?

Any patient diagnosed with a serious illness and/or the patient's family may be eligible for assistance from the supportive and palliative care team. It is important to note that although the patient in need of this service may have serious, life-limiting illness, they may or may not be considered terminally or irreversibly ill.

Supportive and palliative care is not the same as hospice. Patients seen by palliative care specialists are often also receiving treatments designed to fight serious illness. One of the best ways to palliate (relieve) symptoms is to improve the primary disease.

Palliative treatments may be used to replace primary disease treatments that may not be working or as a bridge to hospice services.

Supportive and Palliative Care Team

The Supportive and Palliative care team include:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Chaplains
  • Social Workers
  • Other Health Experts (occupational therapists, child life specialists, speech therapists, nutritionists, and more)
  • Pharmacists
  • Volunteers

The palliative and supportive care team may vary depending on the individual patient, their specific needs and where they are located. Team members are specially trained to meet the specific goals of the palliative care patient.

Benefits of Supportive and Palliative Care Consultation

Supportive and palliative care consultation has many proven benefits that include:

  • Improved symptom control
  • Decreased emotional hardship on patients and families
  • Improved care planning

In a study at one of the nation's top hospitals, palliative care consultation commenced when a patient was first diagnosed with cancer that had spread to other parts of the body. Palliative care not only provided aid for symptom control but significantly increased the length and quality of life of the patient compared to others who did not receive palliative care consultation.


MyBSWHealth is an online tool where you can communicate with your providers, schedule an appointment, access and manage your family’s health.

Pay Your Bill

We offer an easy, secure way to pay your HTPN bill online through MyBSWHealth.

Financial Assistance

At Baylor Scott & White Health, we want to be a resource for you and your family. Our team of financial counselors is here to help. We encourage you to speak to a member of our team at any time – before, during or after care is received.

Accepted Insurance

Baylor Scott & White has established agreements with several types of insurances in an effort to make sure your health needs are covered.

Medical Services

Baylor Scott & White Supportive and Palliative Care offers expertise and treatment options conveniently located near you.

  • Supportive and Palliative Care
  • Symptom Management

Supportive and Palliative Care


Relief of Emotional Distress

When faced with serious or terminal illness, many patients suffer from depression, anxiety or other emotional maladies. We provide patients with the tools they need to cope with emotions that may be fluctuating during this difficult time, including

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Other mood disorders

Navigating Stages of Illness

Upon diagnosis of a serious or life-threatening illness, patients and their families may have a hard time coming to terms with and understanding how this diagnosis will affect their lives.

Supportive and Palliative care providers can answer questions, and help patients and loved one's transition through the different stages of illness. Individualized treatment plans can be tailored to the patient's needs, especially if other primary disease treatments are not providing the benefit they hoped for.

Spiritual Awareness

Our patients have access to a chaplain or other spiritual adviser of their choice as part of our care team. We have the resources to assist patients and their families with the spiritual aspect of treatment at any time.

Planning for the Future

Patients stricken with serious or life-threatening illness must often get their affairs in order. This can be a stressful and emotional journey for all involved. Our staff of professionals is on hand to comfort patients and help them to take an organized approach to what may be some difficult, but necessary decisions.

Symptom Management

Symptoms other than pain can cause distress during a life-threatening illness. Breathing problems, stomach upset, and loss of appetite, insomnia, delirium, and even itching can all be addressed by the palliative care team.

Select a symptom to learn more about symptoms and treatment approaches:

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