Free text messages to support you and your family during a serious illness.
Dealing with a serious illness can be difficult. However, special care is available to make you more comfortable right now. It's called palliative care. You can receive palliative care at the same time that you're receiving treatments for your illness. Its primary purpose is to relieve the pain and other symptoms you are experiencing and improve your quality of life.
Who is this service for?
Adult and pediatric patients with a serious illness, their families, and caregivers who are interested in palliative care.
You'll receive text messages about what palliative care is, the benefits of palliative care, and how to manage the symptoms of a serious illness.
How do I sign up?
Text MP CARE to 468311 to sign-up for weekly messages about palliative care sent directly to your phone.
Is there a cost to sign up?
There is no fee to sign up. However, standard message and data rates may apply.
How do I stop getting these messages?
To stop receiving texts from MedlinePlus text MP STOP to 468311.
How long/how often will I receive text messages for?
You will receive one text message each week until February 5th, 2019.
How do I sign up for Spanish messages instead of English?
You can sign up for palliative care texts in Spanish by texting MP CUIDAR to 468311. You will receive one text message each week until August 6th, 2019.
What information will I have to provide to sign up?
This year long text message campaign is a collaboration between MedlinePlus and the National Institute of Nursing Research.