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UPMC Hospice Services

UPMC hospice teams offer expert, compassionate treatment during the end-of-life period.

We tailor our hospice services to each person's needs and wishes.

What Is Hospice Care?


  • Provides specialized care for patients and families through the last phase of life, addressing their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.
  • Shifts treatment from curative care to symptom management, comfort care, and enhancing quality of life.

Our team gives care where the person lives, whether:

For Professionals

Use this tool to determine if your patient may be eligible for hospice services. 

UPMC Hospice Services

  • Expert care provided by the hospice team for symptoms including pain, nausea, shortness of breath, and anxiety.
  • Medication management.
  • Emotional and spiritual counseling for the person and family.
  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapy for safety.
  • Nutrition counseling.
  • Grief counseling and programs for the family.
  • Medical equipment and supplies to manage safely at home.

Why Choose UPMC Hospice?

UPMC Hospice:

  • Is a non-profit.
  • Has the largest network of hospice agencies in Pennsylvania.
  • Is part of UPMC's integrated health care delivery system. This allows a seamless transition between home health care and hospice services.

The Hospice Care Team

It involves a dedicated team of:

  • Nurses.
  • Home health aides.
  • Social workers.
  • Hospice medical directors.
  • Spiritual care counselors.

Hospice Frequently Asked Questions

UPMC hospice accepts most third-party payers.

Find a UPMC hospice provider in your region