Paying for Hospice

Compassionate end-of-life care should never be delayed over financial concerns. Hospice services are covered in full by Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurance plans with little or no expense to the patient. Coverage includes everything involved in hospice care, from visits by a nurse, physician, and other healthcare professionals to medication, supplies, and more.

Community Healthcare of Texas is a not-for-profit organization, and thanks to the generosity of our donors, we are committed to ensuring every patient and family has access to compassionate end-of-life care services, regardless of their ability to pay. 

Community Healthcare of Texas offers every patient & family access to:

  • Physician services and nursing care
  • Medical equipment and supplies
  • Medication for symptom control and pain relief
  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapies
  • Social services
  • Dietary counseling
  • Grief support
  • Hospice aide support

Hospice eligibility includes:

  • A diagnosis of a life-limiting illness with a life expectancy of six months or less. The six-month time period is simply a guideline for physicians. Hospices will provide care after six months if the patient continues to meet hospice eligibility criteria.
  • A desire for comfort care rather than curative care.
  • Two physicians who assess and certify the appropriateness of hospice care for each patient. This is typically the patient’s physician and the hospice medical director.

Knowing all of your options for hospice care and support during a life-limiting illness will help you make the best choices to meet your goals. We offer an abundance of information with no commitment or obligation. Call Community Healthcare of Texas in the Dallas/Fort Worth area at (800) 226-0373 or in the Waco area at (800) 625-9328 for more information.