Memorial Hermann pediatric hospice is here to support and walk alongside your family. Our goal is to care for your child’s medical, emotional, social and spiritual needs to make more good days possible and help you have more quality time together as a family. Our services are an extra layer of support, on top of the quality medical care your child is already receiving for their illness. The hospice team works together with your child’s health care team to provide compassionate, family-centered care.
If you need hospice services for your child, we can help you navigate the process. Our caring, experienced team can guide you and develop a plan that best fits your family. Memorial Hermann will coordinate with your child’s referring care providers and specialists, so you can ensure your child’s needs are being met while providing maximum comfort.
Pediatric hospice is medical and comfort care for children who are going through the end stage of a terminal illness. Generally, hospice care is introduced when the physician determines that the child’s illness is not curable and that they may live for 6 months or less. The focus of services is on quality of life, pain relief and other palliative care.
Hospice care is provided in the comfort of the child’s home. This may be the family’s home or a health care facility. Sometimes pediatric patients need to be in the hospital for a short time and then return back home. Hospice care follows them wherever they are.
A child qualifies for Memorial Hermann pediatric hospice care when:
Most insurance plans will work with us to ensure services are provided.
Many insurance plans will allow for curative and hospice services to be provided at the same time. Traditional Medicaid pays for hospice services, while the child’s original Medicaid plan continues to cover curative treatment.
We know that making the right choice for hospice care is important. At Memorial Hermann, we're committed to providing personalized support for you and your loved one. Anyone can inquire about pediatric hospice services. You can request a referral from your child’s physician or reach out to us directly.
For referrals or for more information about Memorial Hermann pediatric hospice, please call (832) 996-2860 Option 1, fax (713) 932-5680, email HospiceIntake@memorialhermann.org or complete the form below.
Memorial Hermann Pediatric Hospice
902 Frostwood Drive, Suite 288
Houston, TX 77024