When to call on hospice care can be a difficult question. The patient, a family member or the patient’s physician may initiate a referral to BJC Hospice when an illness limits life expectancy to six months or less with normal disease progression. An evaluation visit can be made by the hospital Palliative Care Specialist or a BJC Hospice staff member to discuss BJC Hospice services. Once a referral is made, Hospice will stay in regular contact with the patient’s primary physician throughout the hospice stay.
For more information or to arrange services, contact us or call:
St. Louis Area
314.872.5050 or 888.BJC.HOME
618.463.7100 or 800.916.7541
573.468.3630 or 800.367.8402