Palliative care aims to relieve suffering and maintain or improve the quality of life for patients facing serious, life-threatening or chronic illnesses.

Cook County Health specializes in an interdisciplinary approach, where we strive to enhance the physical, social, psychological and spiritual well-being of the patient and family. 
Palliative care can be provided during any time of your diagnosis and treatment.

Conditions Treated

  • ALS
  • Alzheimer’s 
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Dementia
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Kidney Disease
  • Liver Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Sickle Cell 
  • Stroke

Among Our Other Services, Our Goal is to Help You:

  • Coordinate your health care team 
  • Ease painful symptoms, including anxiety, constipation, difficulty breathing, fatigue and nausea 
  • Provide consultations on medical decisions
  • Understand your diagnosis 
  • Understand your treatment 
We collaborate with community-based hospice programs who share our mission to provide coordinated, effective and efficient transitions in care regardless of the ability to pay for patients with life-limiting illnesses. We advocate for policies that ensure quality care for patients with life-threatening illness.


Inpatient Consultation

John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County

1969 W. Ogden Ave.
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 864-6000