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Hospice East Bay provides compassionate end-of-life care to terminally ill patients, while offering emotional, spiritual, and grief support for the entire family. As a not-for-profit organization, we accept all medically qualified patients, regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay. We also offer free bereavement services to the entire community. We have been serving patients and families in our community since 1977. 

Our Mission

Hospice East Bay is committed to providing the hospice and palliative care services that support and comfort people and their loved ones through the final stages of life.

Our Vision

To strengthen our role as a community leader in quality hospice, palliative care, and grief support; to build an environment of collaboration, celebration, opportunity and growth, allowing us to embrace the changes that our patients experience.

Licensing and Certification:

  • California-licensed hospice agency
  • California-licensed to operate a hospice facility (Bruns House)
  • Medicare-and Medi-Cal-certified for hospice care
  • Not-for-profit organization 501(c)(3)
  • Accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP)

chap-232CHAP Accreditation

The Community Health Accreditation Program, Inc. (CHAP) has granted a 3-year accreditation to Hospice of the East Bay for achieving the CHAP Standards of Excellence. The CHAP accreditation process considers management, quality, client outcomes, adequate resources and long term viability. CHAP Accreditation publicly certifies that an organization has voluntarily met the highest standards of excellence for home and/or community based health care.  


Hospice East Bay is a member of the following professional organizations:

  • National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)
  • California Association for Health Services at Home
  • Quality-of-Life Coalition - Contra Costa County
  • Social Health and Resource Exchange (SHARE)
  • East Bay Leadership Council


Hospice East Bay is not affiliated with any other hospice program. For more information on hospice programs in the San Francisco Bay area or the United States, go to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization website at http://www.nhpco.org.

You may view our Notice of Privacy Practices here.

East Bay Integrated Care, Inc. (EBIC) does business as Hospice East Bay, Bruns House, Palliative Care of the East Bay, and Hospice Thrift Shoppes. Patient services are provided without regard to race, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, communicable disease, or place of national origin.