Starting Hospice Care

Who is Eligible for Hospice Care?

Hospice care is for those with a prognosis of six months or less, whose desired focus of care is on comfort and quality of life.

EvergreenHealth Hospice Care serves people living in Seattle and throughout King and Snohomish counties.

Appropriate hospice diagnoses include, but are not limited to:

  • Cancer
  • COPD
  • AIDS
  • Cardiac Disease
  • Alzheimer's
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Renal Disease

When to Begin Hospice Care

To experience the full benefit of hospice care, we suggest you contact us as early as possible.

You may request a referral from your physician, or you can contact us directly at: 

1.800.442.4546 - (toll free)

Medicare, Medicaid and many private insurance plans provide a specific hospice care benefit.

The Hospice team is happy to help answer any questions you might have about hospice care or your hospice benefit.