Hospice Care Referrals

The First Step to Finding Comfort

  • Patient’s physician must certify that the patient has a limited life expectancy in order to be eligible to begin hospice care.
  • Anyone can make a referral to Hospice of Davidson County – a doctor, a member of the clergy, a family member or friend, or the patient themselves.
  • Call the Hospice of Davidson County Intake Coordinator at 336-475-5444 to begin the certification process. We are available 24/7 to help.
Contact Us to Refer Your Loved One

Hospice Care Eligibility

  • Anyone who has been diagnosed with a terminal illness or life expectancy of six months or less is eligible for hospice care.
  • Anyone can refer a patient for hospice care once a physician has determined that they are eligible for end-of-life care.
  • Common signs that someone is ready for hospice care include:
    • A patient diagnosed with a life-threatening disease
    • A patient is rapidly losing weight and has no appetite
    • A patient has had frequent hospitalizations over the past six months
    • A patient is experiencing a rapid decline in health despite treatment
    • A patient has chosen to discontinue curative treatment