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Palliative Care & Hospice

Every stage of life is important and unique, and at Valley Baptist we are prepared to care for you at every step of your journey. That now includes palliative care, so that we can make dealing with a serious illness easier for you, and your family.

Making All The Difference

At Valley Baptist, we understand the difference between palliative care and hospice care, which usually is meant for people in the final six months of life who choose to let their condition run its natural course.

 Rather, Valley Baptist Palliative Care is a medical specialty that focuses on the relief of pain and other symptoms of serious illness. Our goal is to improve the quality of life for our patients and their families.

That’s Valley Baptist Care.

Dr James Castillo

Dr. James Castillo

Palliative Care & Hospice

For more information, call Valley Baptist – Harlingen, (956) 389-1100, or Valley Baptist – Brownsville, (956) 698-5400, or email

Palliative care:

  • Is appropriate at any point in a serious illness
  • Can be provided at the same time as curative treatment
  • Is covered by most insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid

Valley Baptist Palliative Care can take place at the same time all your other treatments are happening, so you don’t need to wait. Pain and stress have a negative effect on you and your family — let us help.

To cure sometimes, to relieve often, to comfort always.

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