For Physicians

Tri-State LifeCare (TLC) palliative services can be initiated by the patient’s primary physician through referral to TLC.

Referrals can be made by calling (304) 399-0225. Following referral, a team member will contact the patient/family to obtain important information and schedule a home consultation with the palliative provider. When the initial consultation is completed, the TLC provider will contact the referring physician to share Recommendations for Plan of Care information.

Patients who may benefit from care:

  • Stage 4 heart failure and congestive heart failure (CHF)
  • Stage 4 chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Stage 3 or 4 Alzheimer’s disease
  • Cancer
  • Difficulty traveling to doctor’s appointments
  • End-stage renal disease
  • Not yet eligible for Hospice services
  • Medical conditions that meet Hospice eligibility criteria, but the patient declines his/her hospice benefit
  • Other conditions identified by the patient’s primary care provider

Patients of all ages are accepted into our program.