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MedStar Health: Hospice at St. Mary's

Exterior photo of MedStar St Mary's Hospice House
44724 Hospice Ln.
Callaway, MD 20620

Providing help and support to those living with an advanced illness.

Hospice of St. Mary's is a not-for-profit service that provides physical, psychological, spiritual care, and comfort to those who are terminally ill and to their families. Hospice also offers grief support to families and community members who have experienced a loss.

Founded in 1981, Hospice of St. Mary's was started by a group of community volunteers under the direction of Dr. Patrick Jarboe. After several decades, we continue to provide high quality and compassionate end-of-life care for our patients and their families.

Who we treat

Patients determined to be at the end stages of illness (doctor prognosis of six months or less to live) are entitled to care by Hospice of St. Mary's. Please understand that the six-month prognosis is merely a guideline. Hospice re-evaluates patients every 60 days and, as long as their conditions continue to decline, they are re-certified for hospice coverage for as long as they live.

Eligibility

Patients determined to be at the end stages of illness (doctor prognosis of six months or less to live) are entitled to care by Hospice of St. Mary's. Please understand that the six-month prognosis is merely a guideline. Hospice re-evaluates patients every 60 days and, as long as their conditions continue to decline, they are re-certified for hospice coverage for as long as they live. A Hospice of St. Mary's nurse is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 301-994-3023 if you ever need to discuss a patient's eligibility for hospice services.

Visiting us

Hospice of St. Mary's is location in Callaway, Maryland. Hospice cares for patients in a variety of settings: home, nursing homes, assisted living centers, and the Hospice House.

To contact our team at Hospice of St. Mary's, please call the phone numbers listed here.

Payment and insurance

Hospice is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurance policies. Insurance covers all hospice services and supplies related to the patient's illness. Hospice of St. Mary's provides care regardless of a patient's ability to pay.

The Hospice Board of Directors ensures ongoing support through fundraising, which helps offset the cost of care for those who are not insured. The hospice staff will assist families in finding out whether the patient is eligible for any coverage that he or she may not be aware of.

Become a volunteer

Our volunteers are vital members of the Hospice of St. Mary's team. They help families we serve deal with illness, grief and loss. Whether you choose to work directly with patients and families, or you choose to participate in any other Hospice of St. Mary's volunteer opportunities, you'll be making a difference in someone's life.

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