Your Covered Services

Most hospice patients are covered by Medicare or Medicaid; however, private insurance is often accepted. All services listed below are covered by Medicare and Medicaid at 100% with no deductible or coinsurance when they are related to your hospice diagnosis and part of your approved hospice plan of care:

  • Medical evaluations/services provided by Hospice-employed physicians and nurse practitioners.
  • Physician office visits to your primary care physician.
  • Registered Nurses to provide in-home visits, hands-on care and care coordination for your health care needs.
  • Registered Nurse available by phone 24/7 to answer questions and provide in-home visits when needed.
  • Hospice aide and homemaker services.
  • Social work services to provide both emotional support and practical information. They are knowledgeable of a variety of community services which can provide additional support including: Meals on Wheels, alternative housing options, end-of-life planning, and insurance applications, just to name a few.
  • Spiritual counseling and support from hospice chaplains. These individuals are knowledgeable and respectful of a wide variety of religious and spiritual traditions.
  • Volunteer support (friendly calls, visits and general support).
  • Physical, speech and occupational therapy when needed to relieve symptoms.
  • Dietary counseling.
  • Grief support and loss counseling for up to thirteen months after the patient’s death.
  • Drugs related to your hospice diagnosis.
  • Drugs for symptom control and pain relief.
  • Medical equipment (such as wheelchair, hospital bed, walker, etc.).
  • Medical supplies (such as diapers, catheters, wound supplies, etc.).
  • Short-term care in a hospital for control of hospice symptoms.
  • Short-term respite care in a nursing home for up to five days at a time if your caregiver needs a rest.
  • Around-the-clock, in-home care for short periods in the event of an acute medical crisis.

The hospice benefit DOES NOT cover the following services:

  • Treatment or medications intended to cure your illness.
  • Prescription medications not directly related to your hospice diagnosis.
  • Care from another provider that is the same care you are receiving from hospice.
  • Nursing home room & board (with the exception of Respite care).
  • Care from any provider for your hospice diagnosis that was not pre-approved or arranged by your hospice team (includes Emergency Department visits, ambulance transportation or hospitalization).

Please fill out our contact us form or call us at 804-281-0451 to learn more about how Hospice of Virginia can help you and/or your loved ones, today. We have hospice offices in Richmond, Tappahannock, Farmville, and Newport News and serve many surrounding counties.

About Virginia Hospice

At Hospice of Virginia, we take our commitment to providing care at the end of your life or your loved one's life as seriously as if you were our own family member. We believe your journey should be focused on living each of your days fully, however you define that. Our promise: No one dies alone, afraid or in pain.

Explore this site to see the impact our care has had on others at the end of their life. Discover our exceptional care to Veterans, check out who will care for you, including our complimentary alternative therapies, or give us a call for further information. We look forward to being of service to you on this most sacred of journeys.

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Hospice of Virginia, Richmond
2235 Staples Mill Road, Suite 100
Richmond, VA 23230
Phone: (804) 281-0451
Fax: (804) 281-0954