Welcome to Hospice of the Panhandle

Hospice of the Panhandle introduces Helping Hearts of the Panhandle, a program designed to help people with advanced heart disease manage their symptoms at home and avoid trips to the hospital. 

To find out if Helping Hearts can help you, click here.
Helping Hearts

Independence. Dignity. Comfort. Affordable care.

Hospice is about not giving up what's important to you.
Hospice care is about living the best way you can, despite serious illness. Hospice patients continue to live in their own homes, spend time with family and friends and do many of the things that they enjoy.

With hospice care, a person with an advanced illness can have:
  • Independence as care is directed by the patient and family,

  • Dignity and respect,

  • Less pain and fewer symptoms through expert medical care and

  • Affordable care in the privacy of their own home.

Hospice at home, wherever that may be.

At Hospice of the Panhandle, we provide professional medical care and volunteer support to people in the last stages of serious illnesses. Our goal is to provide excellent care so that our patients remain comfortable in their own homes and as independent as possible.

Our patients benefit from:
  • A care team built to meet your needs,

  • Nurses and other team members available by phone 24-hours a day, 7 days a week,

  • Care received where you live including in private homes, nursing facilities and assisted living communities,

  • Avoiding being hospitalized by having medical care available at home and being able to visit our own inpatient facility which provides hospital-like care in a personal setting,

  • Medicines & medical supplies* which may include oxygen, hospital bed, wheelchair, walker and more, and

  • Grief support and counseling for issues related to the challenges faced by a family dealing with a serious illness.
Call (304) 264-0406 or (800) 345-6538 for more information or to schedule a free informational visit.

Inpatient Facility Virtual Tour (Click video below)

Hospice of the Panhandle Inpatient Facility

Hospice patients also benefit from the Hospice of the Panhandle Inpatient Facility which offers hospital-like care in a home-like setting. Click here for more information about the inpatient facility.

*Medications and supplies are covered for Medicare and Medicaid recipients and most other insurance holders.

Looking for a way to help others and meet great people? Be a hospice volunteer!

A new volunteer training will be held:

Fridays, October 14 & 21
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

To register, contact Tricia Lawrence at (304) 264-0406 or tlawrence@hospiceotp.org.

Click here for more information about volunteer training.

Gently Used Purse Auction

Get a great deal on your next designer handbag!

Bid on designer purses and enjoy complimentary refreshments in our silent auction on

Thursday, October 20
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Main Office

To RSVP, call Ashley Horst at (304) 264-0406.

Click here for more information.

Being Mortal

Hospice of the Panhandle and Shepherd University are teaming up to offer a screening and panel discussion about the PBS documentary Being Mortal by Dr. Atul Gawande.

Wednesday, October 19
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Erma Ora Byrd Hall,
Room 117

CEUs will be available at this free event for nurses and social workers.

Click here for a printable flyer.

For more information or to register, contact Ashley Horst at (304) 264-0406 or ahorst@hospiceotp.org.

Circle of Hope

This open support group is for anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one. New members are welcome anytime.

2nd & 4th Thursdays,
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Loss of a Husband

This open support group is for women who have lost their partners. New members are welcome anytime.

Every Thursday,
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Click here for more information about the services at the Center for Grief Support.