Neuropalliative Care

Neuropalliative care supports patients, and the families of patients, who have serious conditions. At Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, we consider each person’s physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs, and we help patients enjoy life despite having life-limiting conditions. We also work with families to develop strategies for addressing medical crises, illnesses and interventions.

By helping to manage serious symptoms in partnership with families, we can offer the highest level of support should major changes, or difficult decisions, arise. If needed, we can help families manage end-of-life care.

Why Choose Gillette?

  • Our compassionate experts help you plan and manage the serious symptoms of complex conditions.
  • Our services support patients who are facing new or chronic concerns that will require long-term management.
  • We help families plan care and make decisions regarding progressive or life-limiting conditions.
  • Our palliative care services are available as part of a comprehensive treatment plan.
  • We embrace interdisciplinary teamwork, ensuring that patients receive the benefits of clinical treatment as well as social, spiritual and emotional support.

Our Neuropalliative Care Team

A board-certified hospice and palliative medicine pediatrician leads our team, which also includes nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical pharmacists, social workers, child life specialists and chaplains.

We work with families and with independent adult patients who need to define goals and make treatment decisions. Family members, primary care providers and community providers also are an important part of the care team.

To search for additional providers, visit Our Care Team.


Conditions We Treat

Children, teens and adults who have serious conditions, or conditions that will become more serious, might benefit from neuropalliative care.

A neuropalliative care consultation can be useful for any patient who:

  • Experiences distressing physical symptoms, including recurring pain, respiratory distress or feeding difficulties
  • Has new or chronic health concerns that require long-term management
  • Shows symptoms of declining health
  • Will likely face major care decisions in the months or years ahead
  • Has been in the hospital for an extended period without clear goals for discharge
  • Experiences multiple hospitalizations within six months
  • Is living with, or has recently been diagnosed with, a life-limiting condition
  • Has concerns related to physical, spiritual or emotional needs

For more information about the conditions we treat at Gillette, search Conditions and Care.


Locations of Service

St. Paul Campus (Hospital and Clinic)
St. Paul Campus (Hospital and Clinic)

651-291-2848 or 800-719-4040 (toll-free)

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Gillette Lifetime Specialty Healthcare St. Paul - Phalen Clinic (for Older Teens and Adults)
Gillette Lifetime Specialty Healthcare St. Paul - Phalen Clinic (for Older Teens and Adults)

651-636-9443 or 800-578-4266 (toll free)

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Services vary by location. For all of our locations, visit Directions and Locations.