302 South 10th Avenue,
Yakima, WA 98902 Map this address

(509) 574-3600  Fax: (509) 574-3654

Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.

Palliative Care

Call: (509) 574-3644

Palliative Care enriches the lives of individuals and families experiencing life limiting illness. We strive to bridge curative treatment and comfort care by respecting and honoring your wishes through compassionate and holistic care.

We pave the way for YOU to lead YOUR health care, by honoring individuality and building human connection. You are the expert of your life and we are here to support what is most important to you. We provide the tools and training so you can make informed decisions about your care and how it relates to your well-being and what is important to you.

Our specially trained team work together with your current healthcare team to provide a specialized layer of support to you. We provide support and education in managing your physical and emotional symptoms, guidance in navigating your health care and support to families/caregivers in caring for their loved ones.

We currently have a palliative clinic open on Friday's by appointment only. For an appointment call, (509) 574-3644.

Enrollment Criteria

  • Life-limiting illness
  • Unmet physical, social, or emotional health need as related to the life-limiting illness

What We Provide

  • Specialized Support in Life-Limiting Illness
  • Supplemental Symptom Management
  • Education
  • Advance Care Planning
  • Development of Health Goals
  • Home Visits for Home Bound Patients
  • Shared Decision Making
  • Support for Family
  • Support coping with loss, grief and life changes/transitions

Our Medical Team

Medical Director/Physician

  • Provides medical leadership and oversight of the Palliative Care program

Nurse Practitioner

  • In collaboration with your physician, assists you in navigating the healthcare system through supplemental medical management to maximize your quality of life. Their role includes functioning as an educator, consultant, and change agent in supporting your goals of care

Registered Cardiac Nurse

  • Supports your unique plan of care through education and collaboration with your physician.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Therapist)

  • Provides therapy and counseling in support of your physical, social, and emotional needs.

Palliative Care Volunteers

Metrics For Success

  • Improving quality of life
  • Reducing avoidable hospitalization admissions
  • Reducing emergency room visits
  • Timely referrals to Hospice and other community programs (when appropriate)

We are not an emergency service or a replacement for your primary care provider.

We strive to avoid duplication of services in the community and are supplemental to your current care team.

For chronic pain management, contact Water’s Edge Pain Clinic: (509)574-3805

For severe mental health issues, contact Comprehensive Mental Health: (509)575-4084

For diabetes management, contact Yakima Valley Memorial: (509)249-5243

For ongoing community resource management, contact Aging & Long Term Care: (509)469-0500

Who is eligible for the Yakima Valley Memorial Palliative Care Program?

Any adult with a progressive life-limiting illness who resides in Yakima County may be eligible. This includes those who currently receive other in-home services (such as respite, COPES or home health). Prospective clients and their physicians consult with the Palliative Care team to make a final determination of eligibility.

Who pays for Yakima Valley Memorial Palliative Care services?

Physicians, nurse practitioners, and licensed clinical social workers are reimbursable by insurance. Remaining services are funded by the generous donations given by our community to the Memorial Foundation.

For information and Referrals

We welcome referrals and requests for information from prospective clients and their families, as well as physicians, nurses, social workers and other community members.

Please contact us at: (509) 574-3600.