Compact in size yet large of heart, Hospice of the North Coast provides an array of programs and service to the terminally ill, their families and the community.

When you choose HNC as your hospice provider, you can be assured of having an entire team dedicated to meeting your needs. A small staff-to-patient ratio ensures warm, individualized care twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

We take pride in combining sophisticated clinical responses, pain management modalities and integrated therapies with old-fashioned hospice care and caring that supports body, mind and spirit.

Above all, we walk with you so you do not have to walk your path alone.

When you have questions, concerns, need help or simply someone to talk to, please ask for us.


To help people have a peaceful life-through-death experience.

Our History

Nonprofit Hospice of the North Coast was established in 1980 to fill the need for comprehensive, compassionate hospice care in North County San Diego. Since its inception, it has grown in services, staff and clients.

To fulfill its mission of maintaining dignity, comfort and highest quality of life for those it serves, regardless of ability to pay, HNC hosts fundraising events, operates a family support camp and resale shop, and maintains a cadre of volunteers.

Our Promise

Hospice promises confidential comfort and care, compassion and counseling when it’s needed most. We provide service where patients most want to be—whether in a long-term care facility, in-patient residence or at home. Hospice promises to affirm the power of choice and preserve a quality of life in every way possible.

Hospice promises to address the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their families, with a deep respect for the patient’s wishes at the heart of it all. Hospice promises to be there, to help and to care.

Our Philosophy

Hospice philosophy respects the rights of patient and family. It offers the right to experience the highest quality of life possible:

  • The right to die with dignity, as dignity is perceived by the patient
  • The right to remain a viable family member in the environment of choice
  • The right to actively participate in managing the remaining life span, the dying process and the event of death
  • The right to have his/her needs considered on a personal, individual basis

Hospice strives to achieve excellence in all its care objectives:

  • Good physical care and relief of pain and other symptoms during illness without great mental or physical incapacitation.Ongoing emotional support of patient and family caregivers throughout illness.
  • Ongoing emotional support of patient and family caregivers throughout illness.
  • Support of the patient’s participation as an active family member by enabling them to remain at home and by offering services to accommodate  family relationships.
  • Assistance for patients and families during the grieving process as well as addressing changes in lifestyle associated with a loss.
  • Assistance with the family’s healthy resolution of bereavement issues up to a year or more after the death of the patient, as needed.
  • Initiation and maintenance of an ongoing community hospice education program to keep hospice available to the families, friends and neighbors of our community.

Source: American Hospice