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When a patient has a life-limiting illness, it is appropriate to discuss all available options for care including hospice services.   The sooner the UNC Hospice team can begin to help the patient and family, the more effective our care will be in improving the quality of life and decreasing the physical, emotional and financial burdens.  Hospice referrals are accepted from any source.  After receiving a physicians order for hospice evaluation, our admission staff will visit to assess the needs of the patient and family.

To make a referral please call (919) 542-5545 or (877) 715-0606  or you may request a referral by completing our on-lineReferral Form here .

Referrals are taken 24 hours a day.  After business hours, referrals will be accepted by our on-call staff.  The following information would be helpful at the time of admission:

  • Patient name, address and phone number
  • Diagnosis, social security number and date of birth
  • Attending physician’s name and phone number
  • Insurance information
  • Caregiver or family contact name and phone number



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