Hospice Care Referrals

The First Step to Finding Comfort


A referral to Hospice of Davidson County can be made by anyone – a doctor, a member of the clergy, a family member or friend, or the patient themselves.

To begin receiving hospice care, a patient’s physician must make a determination that he or she is appropriate for Hospice. This is made by certifying that the patient has a limited life expectancy. Call the Hospice of Davidson County Intake Coordinator at 336-475-5444 to begin the certification process.

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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