Palliative Care

Palliative Care may help if you or someone you care about is struggling with symptoms associated with a chronic medical condition. Whether you are seeking a cure for a condition or looking to manage its effects, Gundersen Health System’s Palliative Care team approaches each patient holistically to treat their physical, emotional and spiritual suffering. Our team focuses on improving quality of life for both the patient and their family.

Palliative care can be provided in the clinic, hospital or through frequent contact by telephone. Our Palliative Care team, in La Crosse, works closely with your primary care provider and specialists to coordinate care and help you learn to live with the illness. We assess patient's physical needs and determine the best treatment options for symptoms, including:

  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Pain
  • Shortness of breath

Our Palliative Care team also addresses concerns such as depression, loss of control, anxiety, loneliness and fear of being a burden or dying.

Palliative Care services are covered by most private insurance, Medicare/Medical Assistance or private pay options.

Palliative Care is a department of Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center.

Love + Medicine

Every day, Gundersen Health System staff deliver great medicine plus a little something extra—we call it Love + Medicine.

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