Clinics

UT Kids - Pediatric Palliative Care Comprehensive Care / Special Needs

Robert B. Green Campus - Downtown

Overview

The overriding goal of Comprehensive Care is to maximize the quality of life and to decrease suffering of children with complex special healthcare needs through comprehensive assessment, individualized care planning, care coordination and ongoing management.



Providers

Pediatrics, Comprehensive


Pediatrics, Comprehensive




Phone Numbers

Phone: 210-358-5437
Fax: 210-702-4192

Clinic Location

Robert B. Green Campus - Downtown
903 W. Martin St
San Antonio, Texas 78207
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Care Provided

The objectives are to:

  • Ensure state-of-the art diagnosis and management of unique conditions
  • Reduce the logistical and economic burden of medical management of families through the establishment of an individualized health plan consistent with the unique needs of the child and family.
  • Increase shared decision-making between health care providers and the family based on the individual needs, goals and values of the child and family.
  • Increase access to subspecialty care and ancillary services
  • Promote the development of a transition plan for adolescent and young adults with complex chronic conditions of childhood to move their care to adult care providers.
  • When faced with end of life issues, provide palliative care that is coordinated, supportive and congruent with the family's wishes.

Comprehensive Care serves children with complex chronic medical conditions that are expected to last at least 12 months, involve several organ systems or one organ system severely enough to require multi-specialty pediatric care and care planning.

Populations of particular interest:
-Complex genetic conditions
-Technology dependent children
-Home ventilated children
-Life-limiting diagnoses
-Complex NICU discharges
-Non-reparable congenital heart
-Neurologically devastated children
-Severe traumatic brain injury
-Incurable tumors
-Hospice referrals

We also collaborate with subspecialists to identify children in their practice with non-curable illnesses who are suffering by not having their healthcare needs met.

Services provided include outpatient complex conditions consultations, outpatient co-management of children with complex special healthcare needs with their PCP, outpatient advanced medical home, community-based hospice care and inpatient palliative care consult.