Clinical services

Duke Palliative Care provides a variety of clinical services, with a focus on patients coping with cancer, end-stage renal disease, and heart failure. 

The Palliative Care Service consists of a dedicated team of trained professionals, including an attending physician, a nurse practitioner, a fellow, and a chaplain who provides spiritual counseling and support. Other clinicians, such as clinical pharmacists or physical therapists are consulted as necessary.

Learn about our services and contact us

Who Is Eligible?

Any adult patient with serious illness or difficult to manage symptoms is eligible to be seen by the consultation service.


Inpatient Palliative Care

  • Duke University Hospital
    • Adult Medical Oncology Service (N9300)
    • Adult Consultation Service
    • ​Pediatric Quality of Life Service
  • ​Duke Regional Hospital
    • Adult Consultation Service
  • Duke Raleigh Hospital
    • Adult Consultation Service

Outpatient Services

  • ​Duke University Hospital
    • Duke South, Clinic 2B2C
      • Appointments: 888.275.3853
      • Triage: 919.681.2232
    • Duke Cancer Center, Clinic 3-2
      • Appointments: 919.668.6688
      • Triage: 919.668.6608
  • Hospice care

We also provide clinical services involving:                                                                    

  • Pain and symptoms associated with serious illness
  • Difficult medical decisions
  • Nutritional problems caused by progressive illness
  • Communication with your family and heathcare team
  • Problems related to emotional and spiritual suffering
  • Needs related to post-hospital care

How to contact us

Duke Palliative Care: 919-668-7215