Hospice of the North Coast was established in 1980 to fill the need for comprehensive, compassionate hospice care in North County San Diego. The agency was reorganized as an independent agency, licensed by the State of California and certified by Medicare in 1989. Since then, Hospice of the North Coast has provided hospice services, counseling services, support and education to thousands of children, teens, adults and elderly within the North County Community. Hospice of the North Coast is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency, with administrative offices in the City of Carlsbad. In 2013, Hospice of the North Coast opened its doors to Pacifica House, the first-ever North County inpatient hospice house.