Our holistic philosophy takes a pro-active approach to pain and symptom management and recognizes that pain extends beyond the physical. We address the symptoms of each patient's illness as well as the emotional and spiritual concerns of the patient, caregiver and family – assisting patients and loved ones with the challenges that come with death and dying.

Hospice care provides a way for patients to take control of their life and treatment, encouraging them to take an active role in the important medical and legal decisions that affect them and those around them. Our multidisciplinary hospice team provides a wide range of care and support, allowing patients to live out their final months comfortably, in control, and with the dignity and respect they deserve.

Support Services

Patients rely on Penn Medicine Hospice to provide:

  • Home health aides to help with bathing, dressing and feeding
  • Trained volunteers to provide companionship and assist with errands
  • Skilled nursing care for aggressive pain and symptom management
  • 24-hour on-call support
  • Counseling and bereavement support, including a specialized program for children
  • Spiritual support for patients of all faiths
  • Arrangement of respite services
  • State-of-the-art inpatient unit, Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse

In addition to hospice care, our Penn Home Palliative Care program provides continued curative care for patients with a life-limiting illness.

Payment for Services

Penn Medicine Hospice services are billed to Medicare/Medicaid or other insurance on a per-diem basis. Most insurance is accepted.

Office Location

Penn Medicine Hospice serves patients and their families in Philadelphia, Chester, Delaware, Bucks and Montgomery counties.

150 Monument Road, Suite 300
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

For More Information

Please call 800-700-8807 or email us at PMHospiceReferrals@pennmedicine.upenn.edu.

For information about all services provided by Penn Medicine, call 800-789-7366 (PENN).

Opportunities to Give

Make a gift to the Penn Medicine Hospice Friends Fund.

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Hospice Team

The Penn Medicine Hospice team is committed to providing the best in quality services and easing the journey through end of life for each and every patient and family in our care.


Penn Medicine Hospice provides each volunteer with the training and tools needed to join the rest of the hospice team in providing the highest quality of services to families and the community.

Frequently Asked Questions

View a list of commonly asked questions about Hospice Care through Penn Medicine.

Refer a Patient

Instructions for medical professionals to refer patients to the Penn Medicine Hospice/Penn Home Palliative Care programs.

Inpatient Hospice

Penn Medicine offers a state-of-the art inpatient unit in Center City Philadelphia for patients in need.

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