Access & Payment

Access to Hospice Care

Hospice patients receiving referrals to hospice may be made by an attending physician, a hospital social worker or discharge planner or directly by you, a family member or friend.

To make a referral, call our Home Care and Hospice Intake Department at (860) 658-3954. A representative will discuss the nature of Hospice care and arrange for a visit by a nurse. If an independent consultation is requested by the physician, Hospice will make arrangements for a nurse to visit the hospital.


Hospice services are covered by most private insurance or prepaid health plans. Medicare and Medicaid have special Hospice benefits. Should funds become exhausted, donations from individuals, religious, business, corporate and civic organizations are available to help cover the cost of services provided to Hospice patients and families.