Palmetto Health Hospice offers the support of a devoted team of medical professionals and caring volunteers who provide medical, emotional, social and spiritual support to terminally ill patients of all ages. Care is provided in the home, hospital, long-term care or residential facility for those patients who qualify. Our hospice care enables families to remain together in peace, comfort and dignity.
We know how devastating the loss of a loved one can be. Please do not hesitate to call us anytime day or night. Our compassionate staff is available 24-hours, 7 days a week.
Bereavement Services – call 803-296-3939 or 800-238-1884, extension 3939
1400 Pickens St.
Columbia, SC 29201
803-296-3100 or 800-238-1884
Serving Aiken, Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lexington, Richland, and Sumter counties.
803-405-0808 or 800-518-5175
1400 Camellia Ave.
Newberry, SC 29108
Serving Chester, Fairfield, Lancaster, Laurens, Lexington, Newberry, Saluda, and Union counties.
500 Pinewood Rd. #2
Sumter, SC 29154
Serving Sumter, Lee and Clarendon counties.
Who is eligible for hospice care?
Hospice care is available to any individual who, according to his or her physician:
Primary diagnoses that should be considered for hospice care include:
Hospice care can be provided in the home, hospital, long-term care or residential facility. Referrals can be made by family members, friends or an involved professional. A physician must provide the plan of care.
If you or a loved one would like to learn more about hospice, please ask for an education visit.
Who pays for hospice care?
Hospice services are covered under Medicare and Medicaid at no cost to the patient or family. Services also are covered by HMOs, PPOs, private payment, Champus and private insurance plans. We will be happy to verify insurance coverage for you.
What bereavement services are provided?
Palmetto Health Hospice helps ease the loss of a loved one by offering the following support services:
Bereavement services continue for at least one year after the loss and include:
Who can benefit?
Our services are available to caregivers of Palmetto Health Hospice patients and to individuals in the community with bereavement care needs.
Volunteers are a vital part of the hospice team and We rely on their support to serve others with a compassionate attitude and a reassuring smile. For more information on becoming a hospice volunteer, please click here.
If you do not have the time to volunteer, you can support Hospice by:
Palmetto Health Hospice is a non-profit organization serving the community since 1979 and accredited by the Joint Commission. Our program is licensed by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and is Medicare and Medicaid Certified. In addition, we are members of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care.
Palmetto Health Hospice is licensed to provide care in 13 South Carolina counties to terminally ill patients of all ages and their families. The Hospice Medical Director directs the Hospice team and supports the plan of care for the patient’s ultimate comfort and quality of life. Although the patient’s attending physician must be agreeable to guiding the plan of care, we do NOT require a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) status for admission to the program. Palmetto Health Hospice supports the patient's choice.