Our hospice services include medical and nursing care, social work support, home health and volunteer assistance, as well as spiritual and grief counseling. 


 Gilchrist Hospice Care serves the central Maryland community, specifically:

  • Baltimore City
  • Baltimore County
  • Carroll County
  • Harford County
  • Howard County

In addition to our headquarters in Hunt Valley and a home-based care office in Columbia, we maintain two inpatient facilities. Read more about Gilchrist Center, our inpatient facility in Towson, MD and take a tour or Gilchrist Center Howard County, our inpatient facility in Columbia, MD.



 In the beginning:

  • We were formerly known as Hospice of Baltimore and Hospice Services of Howard County.
  • We began as a home care hospice program in 1994.
  • Gilchrist Center, our inpatient facility in Towson, opened in 1996, thanks to generous gifts from philanthropist Jeanne Gilchrist Vance and the support of many other individuals, foundations and organizations throughout the greater Baltimore community.

 Today and always:

  • Gilchrist Hospice Care is now the largest hospice providers in Maryland and cares for over 600 terminally-ill patients every day.
  • We are committed to meeting the needs of each and every patient wherever he or she resides – at home, in a nursing home or in a residential care facility (assisted-living facilities, group homes and retirement communities).
  • We provide patients, their caregivers and family members with specialized care and guidance to help them address the complex physical, emotional and spiritual needs that often accompany a life-limiting illness.
  • We care for all patients in need of hospice care, regardless of ability to pay.

 Gilchrist Hospice Care is:

  • certified by Medicare
  • fully licensed by the State of Maryland
  • accredited by Community Health Accreditation Partner.

 And a member the following organizations:

  • National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
  • Hospice Alliance of the National Capital Area
  • Hospice & Palliative Care Network of Maryland
  • Foundation for Hospices in Sub-Saharan Africa

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