Pediatric Palliative Care Network Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH )

Pediatric Palliative Care Network Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH )

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Contact Information

Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH )
Contact: Jennifer Kenyon Bates MEd., Director
Email Address: pediatric.palliative.care@state.ma.us
Phone: 800-882-1435
Alternate Phone: 508-961-2004
Fax: 617-624-5990

250 Washington Street Boston, MA 02108
Area Served: Boston

Map Location Pediatric Palliative Care Network

Narrative

The Pediatric Palliative Care (PPC) Network serves children under age 19 with a wide range of life-limiting diagnoses and their families. Services are to improve the quality of life of the child and family by meeting the physical, emotional and spiritual needs experienced during the course of illness, death and bereavement. Services are provided regardless of whether a cure remains a possibility or whether the child is at the end of life. Services include but are not limited to: outreach to referring providers; intake and assessment; case management; pain and symptom management consultation; social services and counseling; respite; spiritual care; advanced care planning; volunteer support services; bereavement services; emergency services; collaborative care planning with primary care providers; and coordination of care with other providers. The expectation is that most services are provided in the child’s home. Because palliative care services funded by this program may be provided simultaneously with curative treatment, they differ from “hospice” services supported by, for example, Medicare and Medicaid funding. DPH contracts with hospice organizations with pediatric expertise to provide the PPC services.  Interpreter services available

Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH ) Birth to 3, 3 - 4, 5 - 8, 9 - 13, 14 - 18 Boston Jennifer Kenyon Bates MEd. pediatric.palliative.care@state.ma.us 617-624-5990 800-882-1435 508-961-2004 6623 Pediatric Palliative Care Network Case Management, Counseling, Personal Care, Respite, Support Groups 1) Boston Family Support 250 Washington Street Director http://www.mass.gov/ppcn 02108 Free Service Massachusetts Director ABINGTON, ACTON, ACUSHNET, ADAMS, AGAWAM, ALFORD, ALLSTON, AMESBURY, AMHERST, ANDOVER, AQUINNAH, ARLINGTON, ASHBURNHAM, ASHBY, ASHFIELD, ASHLAND, ASSONET, ATHOL, ATTLEBORO, AUBURN, AUBURNDALE, AVON, AYER, BACK BAY, BALDWINSVILLE, BARNSTABLE, BARRE, BEACON HILL/WEST END, BECKET, BEDFORD, BELCHERTOWN, BELLINGHAM, BELMONT, BERKLEY, BERLIN, BERNARDSTON, BEVERLY, BILLERICA, BLACKSTONE, BLANDFORD, BOLTON, BOSTON, BOURNE, BOXBOROUGH, BOXFORD, BOYLSTON, BRADFORD, BRAINTREE, BREWSTER, BRIDGEWATER, BRIGHTON, BRIMFIELD, BROCKTON, BROOKFIELD, BROOKLINE, BUCKLAND, BURLINGTON, BUZZARDS BAY, BYFIELD, BYRANTVILLE, CAMBRIDGE, CANTON, CARLISLE, CARVER, CENTERVILLE, CHARLEMONT, CHARLESTOWN, CHARLTON, CHATHAM, CHELMSFORD, CHELSEA, CHESHIRE, CHESTER, CHESTERFIELD, CHESTNUT HILL, CHICOPEE, CHILMARK, CHINATOWN, CLARKSBURG, CLINTON, COCHITUATE, COHASSET, COLRAIN, COLUMBIA POINT, CONCORD, CONWAY, COTUIT, CUMMINGTON, DALTON, DANVERS, DARTMOUTH, DEDHAM, DEERFIELD, DENNIS, DENNISPORT, DEVENS, DIGHTON, DORCHESTER, DOUGLAS, DOVER, DRACUT, DUDLEY, DUNSTABLE, DUXBURY, EAST BOSTON, EAST BRIDGEWATER, EAST BRIMFIELD, EAST BROOKFIELD, EAST FREETOWN, EAST LONGMEADOW, EAST MATTAPAN, EAST SANDWICH, EASTHAM, EASTHAMPTON, EASTON, EDGARTOWN, EGREMONT, ERVING, ESSEX, EVERETT, FAIRHAVEN, FALL RIVER, FALMOUTH, FEEDING HILLS, FITCHBURG, FLORENCE, FLORIDA, FORESTDALE, FOXBOROUGH, FRAMINGHAM, FRANKLIN, FREETOWN, GARDNER, GEORGETOWN, GILL, GLOUCESTER, GOSHEN, GOSNOLD, GRAFTON, GRANBY, GRANVILLE, GREAT BARRINGTON, GREENFIELD, GROTON, GROVELAND, HADLEY, HALIFAX, HAMILTON, HAMPDEN, HANCOCK, HANOVER, HANSON, HARDWICK, HARVARD, HARWICH, HATCHVILLE, HATFIELD, HATHORNE, HAVERHILL, HAWLEY, HEATH, HINGHAM, HINSDALE, HOLBROOK, HOLDEN, HOLLAND, HOLLISTON, HOLYOKE, HOPEDALE, HOPKINTON, HOUSATONIC, HUBBARDSTON, HUDSON, HULL, HUNTINGTON, HYANNIS, HYDE PARK, IPSWICH, JAMAICA PLAIN, JEFFERSON, KINGSTON, LAKEVILLE, LANCASTER, LANESBOROUGH, LAWRENCE, LEE, LEICESTER, LENOX, LEOMINSTER, LEVERETT, LEXINGTON, LEYDEN, LINCOLN, LINWOOD, LITTLETON, LONGMEADOW, LOWELL, LUDLOW, LUNENBURG, LYNN, LYNNFIELD, MALDEN, MANCHESTER, MANOMET, MANSFIELD, MARBLEHEAD, MARION, MARLBOROUGH, MARSHFIELD, MARSTONS MILLS, MARTHA'S VINEYARD, MASHPEE, MATTAPAN, MATTAPOISETT, MAYNARD, MEDFIELD, MEDFORD, MEDWAY, MELROSE, MENDON, MERRIMAC, METHUEN, MIDDLEBORO, MIDDLEBOROUGH, MIDDLEFIELD, MIDDLETON, MILFORD, MILLBURY, MILLIS, MILLVILLE, MILTON, MONROE, MONSON, MONTAGUE, MONTEREY, MONTGOMERY, MT. WASHINGTON, NAHANT, NANTUCKET, NATICK, NEEDHAM, NEW ASHFORD, NEW BEDFORD, NEW BRAINTREE, NEW MARLBOROUGH, NEW SALEM, NEWBURY, NEWBURYPORT, NEWTON, NEWTON CENTER, NEWTON CENTRE, NEWTON CORNER, NORFOLK, NORTH ADAMS, NORTH ANDOVER, NORTH ATTLEBORO, NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, NORTH BILLERICA, NORTH BROOKFIELD, NORTH CHELMSFORD, NORTH DARTMOUTH, NORTH DIGHTON, NORTH EASTON, NORTH END, NORTH GRAFTON, NORTH OXFORD, NORTH PLYMOUTH, NORTH QUINCY, NORTH READING, NORTH WEYMOUTH, NORTHAMPTON, NORTHBORO, NORTHBOROUGH, NORTHBRIDGE, NORTHFIELD, NORTON, NORWELL, NORWOOD, OAK BLUFFS, OAKHAM, ONSET, ORANGE, ORLEANS, OSTERVILLE, OTIS, OTIS ANGB, OXFORD, PALMER, PAXTON, PEABODY, PELHAM, PEMBROKE, PEPPERELL, PERU, PETERSHAM, PHILLIPSTON, PITTSFIELD, PLAINFIELD, PLAINVILLE, PLYMOUTH, PLYMPTON, POCASSET, PRIDES CROSSING, PRINCETON, PROVINCETOWN, QUINCY, RANDOLPH, RAYNHAM, READING, REHOBOTH, REVERE, RICHMOND, ROCHDALE, ROCHESTER, ROCKLAND, ROCKPORT, ROSLINDALE, ROWE, ROWLEY, ROXBURY, ROYALSTON, RUSSELL, RUTLAND, SALEM, SALISBURY, SANDISFIELD, SANDWICH, SAUGUS, SAVOY, SAXONVILLE, SCITUATE, SEEKONK, SHARON, SHEFFIELD, SHELBURNE, SHERBORN, SHIRLEY, SHREWSBURY, SHUTESBURY, SOMERSET, SOMERVILLE, SOUTH BOSTON, SOUTH DEERFIELD, SOUTH DENNIS, SOUTH EGREMONT, SOUTH END, SOUTH HADLEY, SOUTH JAMAICA PLAIN, SOUTH WEYMOUTH, SOUTH YARMOUTH, SOUTHAMPTON, SOUTHBOROUGH, SOUTHBRIDGE, SOUTHWICK, SPENCER, SPRINGFIELD, SQUANTUM, STERLING, STILL RIVER, STOCKBRIDGE, STONEHAM, STOUGHTON, STOW, STURBRIDGE, SUDBURY, SUNDERLAND, SUTTON, SWAMPSCOTT, SWANSEA, TAUNTON, TEMPLETON, TEWKSBURY, THREE RIVERS, TISBURY, TOLLAND, TOPSFIELD, TOWNSEND, TRURO, TURNERS FALLS, TYNGSBOROUGH, TYRINGHAM, UPTON, UXBRIDGE, VINEYARD HAVEN, WABAN, WAKEFIELD, WALES, WALPOLE, WALTHAM, WARE, WAREHAM, WARREN, WARWICK, WASHINGTON, WATERTOWN, WAYLAND, WEBSTER, WELLESLEY, WELLFLEET, WENDELL, WENHAM, WEST BARNSTABLE, WEST BOYLSTON, WEST BRIDGEWATER, WEST BROOKFIELD, WEST CONCORD, WEST DENNIS, WEST MATTAPAN, WEST NEWBURY, WEST NEWTON, WEST PEABODY, WEST ROXBURY, WEST SPRINGFIELD, WEST STOCKBRIDGE, WEST TISBURY, WEST YARMOUTH, WESTBORO, WESTBOROUGH, WESTFIELD, WESTFORD, WESTHAMPTON, WESTMINSTER, WESTON, WESTPORT, WESTWOOD, WEYMOUTH, WHATELY, WHITINSVILLE, WHITMAN, WILBRAHAM, WILLIAMSBURG, WILLIAMSTOWN, WILMINGTON, WINCHENDON, WINCHESTER, WINDSOR, WINTHROP, WOBURN, WOODS HOLE, WORCESTER, WORTHINGTON, WRENTHAM, YARMOUTH, YARMOUTH PORT

Service Types

  • Family Support

Program Type

  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Personal Care
  • Respite
  • Support Groups

Ages Served

  • Birth to 3
  • 3 - 4
  • 5 - 8
  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18

Additional Information

  • Fees: Free Service