Pediatric Palliative Care Program Baystate Health VNA & Hospice

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Contact Information

Baystate Health VNA & Hospice
Pediatric Palliative Care Program
Phone: 800-249-8298 xreferrals
Alternate Phone: 413-794-6411

50 Maple Street Springfield, MA 01103
Area Served: West

Map Location Pediatric Palliative Care Program


The Pediatric Palliative Care Program was created to enhance the quality of life for children with life-limiting illness and their families by providing supportive services. To qualify for the program, the child must be 18 years old or younger, a resident of Massachusetts, and a physician must certify that the child has been diagnosed with a life-limiting condition.


Many families need help locating available palliative care resources in our community. At Baystate Children’s Hospital, we offer a Pediatric Palliative Care Program through Baystate Home Health to support your family and enhance your child’s quality of life. Our pediatric palliative care services include:

  • Case management
  • Counseling
  • Pain and symptom management
  • Respite care (a temporary break from caring for your child)
  • Social services
  • Volunteer support

The Baystate Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice provides care at no cost to eligible families. Unlike hospice care, palliative care has no requirement for a six-month prognosis. Your child can receive ongoing treatment for as long as necessary.

Service Types

  • Case Management
  • Nursing

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Health Insurance Company
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA HMO Blue
  • CIGNA Healthcare of Massachusetts
  • ConnectiCare of Massachusetts
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Insurance Company
  • Health New England
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Tufts Associated Health Maintenance Organization
  • Tufts Insurance Company
  • UniCare Life and Health Insurance Company
  • United HealthCare Insurance Company
  • United Healthcare of New England

Program Type

  • Home Health/Personal Care
  • Medical

Populations Served

  • All Disabilities

Ages Served

  • Birth to 3
  • 3 - 4
  • 5 - 8
  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18

Accessibility Features

  • Services at Home

Additional Information

  • Fees: MassHealth, Medicare, Private Insurance, Personal Funds