UNC Palliative Care Program

The mission of the UNC Palliative Care Program is to develop, lead, and facilitate palliative care at the University of North Carolina.

The UNC Palliative Care Program envisions a health care system that provides excellent palliative care for all patients and families in need. The Program, an interdisciplinary group of professionals, works collaboratively to promote the research, scholarship, and education necessary to achieve this goal. Our core activities include a palliative care consult service, an outpatient supportive care consult service, education and clinical training in palliative care, and research relevant to the practice of palliative care. Drs. Steve Bernard and Laura Hanson serve as the clinical co-directors of the program, and Chip Baker is the nursing coordinator.

The Palliative Care Consult Service at the UNC-CH School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals provides access to that service via the clinical webpage.

Physicians can refer patients to the Palliative Care Consult Service by
Phone: 919-843-3650 or Pager: 216 1549