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St. Mary's Hospital for Children
Palliative Care



Sponsor/Parent Agency:St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children
Address:29-01 216th St. Bayside NY 11360
Telephone(s):(718) 281-8750
Fax:(718) 631-7874
World Wide Web: http://stmaryskids.org/patients-and-families/services/palliative-care/


Description:

As the first program of its kinds in the nation, St. Mary’s Palliative Care Program helps children with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses and their families better manage their physical, psychological, and emotional condition. A child’s comfort is the number one priority and St. Mary’ Palliative team works to eliminate or reduce a child’s pain, while maximizing the effects of therapy. From music and sound therapy to yoga and massage therapy, expert healthcare professionals provide a variety of relaxation techniques and rehabilitative therapies to enhance the healing process, reduce anxiety, and promote comfort. The Palliative Care Program ensures a child is surrounded by unconditional love such as family, friends, pets, toys and meaningful belongings.

Complementary Palliative services are not limited to end-of-life care and can be started at any point during a child’s diagnosis. St. Mary’s also provides a full range of support services including pastoral care, mental health, social work, and end-of-life programs. St. Mary’s Palliative services are available in all settings including in the hospital and in the home.




Hours:

Variable. Call for times.


Admission Requirements/Documents:

Please Call.


Fees/Methods of Payment:Medicare assignment; Medicare co-pay; Medicaid; private insurance; private pay;


Services Offered:Health Care
Languages Offered:Spanish
Target Groups(By Need):ChildrenInfants / ToddlersYouth