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Eligibility

Hospice Eligibility

Patients determined to be at the end stages of illness (doctor prognosis of six months or less to live) are entitled to care by Hospice of St. Mary's. Please understand that the six-month prognosis is merely a guideline. Hospice re-evaluates patients every 60 days and, as long as their conditions continue to decline, they are re-certified for hospice coverage for as long as they live.

A Hospice of St. Mary's nurse is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 301-994-3023 if you ever need to discuss a patient's eligibility for hospice services.