Is a referral required?
Are there eligibility restrictions?
You must meet Home and Community care eligibility requirements
to receive services. To receive hospice palliative care services, you must:
- Have a life-threatening illness or be facing end of life issues
- Have a life expectancy of weeks or months rather than years
- Understand the primary goal of care/treatment is quality of life, not cure of disease
- Agree to the referral or to consultative support
Is there a cost?
Most services are covered by the BC Medical Services Plan or the BC Palliative Care Benefits Program.
Eligible home support services are provided free of charge, however, there may be some additional charges for certain services such as per diem costs in hospice residences.