Expert guidance and support for your patients.

Tri-Cities Chaplaincy’s expert hospice, palliative care, and grief support team gives your patients with an advanced or terminal illness an extension of your care plan, relieving symptoms and improving quality of life. In fact, the sooner you refer your patients to Tri-Cities Chaplaincy the more physical, emotional and spiritual support we can provide.


  • Tri-Cities Chaplaincy helps your patients and their loved ones make the most of every day in their final months of life.
  • Partner with us to have difficult conversations about end-of-life care and count on our expertise to give caregiver support at home.

Refer a patient for hospice care. Call (509) 783-7416


If you wish to consult about a prospective hospice care patient, call our office and ask to speak to our Medical Director.

    How long can a patient be on hospice care?

    If, in your best judgment, your patient has a prognosis of six months or fewer if the illness runs its typical course, your patient is eligible for hospice care. At regularly prescribed intervals during your patient’s time on hospice care, we will reassess medical appropriateness. If your patient’s criteria continue to warrant a six month prognosis, we will continue caring for them.


    When is palliative care appropriate for patients?

    Palliative care, or relief of symptoms and stress, are a vital part of Tri-Cities Chaplaincy and an important reason to begin hospice services early. Our Hospice Care team provides guidance and support focused on relieving physical, emotional and spiritual suffering of the patient as well as their entire family – so patients and families can enjoy life to the fullest despite their illness.


    What are the admissions guidelines for hospice care?

    If a patient exhibits any of the primary indicators listed below or any of the specific qualifying guidelines for hospice care, it may be time to refer. Call (509) 783-7416 to speak with an admissions nurse today.

    Primary Indicators for Hospice Care:

    • Prognosis of 6 months or less
    • Chooses comfort care verses aggressive treatment
    • Loses function/shows physical decline
    • Experiences hospitalization/ER visits more frequently
    • Depends on others for help in most daily-living tasks
    • Has multiple co-morbidities
    • Exhibits notable weight loss