Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible for Hospice services?
How is a referral made?
A physician can make a referral to Hospice but a doctor's referral is not necessary. Anyone can call Hospice directly and ask for an informational visit. Call our Admissions department to schedule a visit (707) 445-5042.
How is Hospice paid for?
Hospice Services are paid for with the Medicare Hospice Benefit, Medi-Cal Hospice Benefit, and most types of private insurance, including the Veteran's Administration. Patients with no insurance may pay based on a sliding fee scale. We rely on the generosity of our donors to cover services not covered by insurance. All of our patients receive exactly the same services, regardless of their ability to pay, age, race, sex, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, or national origin.
What does the Hospice benefit cover?
There is no charge or obligation for information visits or evaluations. Once a patient is enrolled, all hospice services are paid for by Medicare, Medi-Cal, and private insurance.
Admissions (707) 445-5042