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Getting started with hospice care can be overwhelming. If your or your loved one’s doctor has suggested hospice, you probably have questions. We’re happy to answer them for you.

Call the VNSNY Hospice and Palliative Care Referral Center at 1-212-609-1900 anytime

  • Your call will be answered, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • We can answer your questions about hospice care and provide you with the information you need to get connected with care.
  • We respond to referrals for care immediately.

At VNSNY Hospice and Palliative Care, we make it as easy as possible to get started with care. Anyone—patient, family member, caregiver, or doctor—can make the initial call. We will:

  • Contact your doctor to confirm the need for hospice care. We will also verify insurance coverage. (Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurance plans fully cover hospice care.)
  • Work with you and your caregivers to organize and schedule care.

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