Northeast Florida Community Hospice

Call to Request Care: 904.407.6500

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As a nonprofit organization, we are committed to improving the quality of life for everyone with advanced illness in Northeast Florida.

For the majority of Community Hospice patients over 65 and enrolled in Medicare, the cost of their hospice care is fully covered by the Medicare Hospice Benefit, with no out-of-pocket expenses for the patient or family. Hospice care also is covered through the Florida Medicaid Hospice Benefit and most private insurance plans. Community Hospice can help patients register for the Medicaid Hospice Benefit.

However, our care is provided regardless of an individual's ability to pay. We receive generous contributions from community supporters that allow us to care for our neighbors this way.

While there are typically few, if any, out-of-pocket costs for most Community Hospice patients, some instances where a patient may be responsible for costs associated with his/her care include:

  • All copayments and/or deductibles assessed through his or her private insurance plan.
  • All medications not related to the hospice diagnosis and not covered by Medicare, Medicaid or another insurance plan.
  • Any treatments or services related to the hospice diagnosis, including labs and x-rays, but received without the approval of the Community Hospice care team or outside the hospice plan of care.
  • Any treatments or medications intended to cure the hospice diagnosis.
  • Care from any provider that wasn’t arranged by the hospice care team.
  • Care in an emergency room, unless it is arranged by the Community Hospice care team.
  • Care in an inpatient facility, unless it is arranged by the Community Hospice care team.
  • Ambulance transportation, unless it is arranged by the Community Hospice care team.
  • Room and board (except for respite and inpatient care).
  • Medicaid client responsibility.

We are available to help you understand your options and ease your concerns. Contact us today for a free information packet or visit to fully explain our services and coverage under the Medicare Hospice Benefit.

Email: medicare@communityhospice.com   
Call: 904.407.6500