Admission & Registration

Our staff is ready to help you and your family with the process of welcoming a loved one to Calvary.

Admission Information

Calvary is proud to welcome patients of all backgrounds and beliefs. Any adult person who is diagnosed as having advanced cancer and needing medical services in an acute care specialty hospital is a candidate for admission.

View our comprehensive Patient and Family Guide in English.
To view the guide in Spanish.

What program are you seeking admissions information for?

Calvary Hospital is the only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital in the U.S. exclusively providing palliative care for adult patients with advanced cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.

Calvary’s Hospice services are designed for patients approaching the end of life. Our program features a dedicated team of registered nurses (RNs), doctors, Social Workers, chaplains, home health aides, bereavement counselors, and volunteers. Hospice care is appropriate for patients with life-limiting illness (cancer or non-cancer) who are no longer pursuing active treatment, and who may benefit from care directed at reducing symptoms and enhancing the quality of life.

For Home Care, Calvary works with patients’ primary community doctors and provides skilled nursing, physical therapy, and Home Health Aide services as needed by patients. As needed, Calvary@Home can facilitate a seamless transition to becoming an inpatient at our Bronx or Brooklyn sites. Click here to view our Home Care Brochure in English. Click here to view our main brochure in Spanish.

Calvary Hospital Admission

Calvary Hospital is the only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital in the U.S. exclusively providing palliative care for adult patients with advanced cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.

Hospice Admission

Calvary’s Hospice services are designed for patients approaching the end of life. Our program features a dedicated team of registered nurses (RNs), doctors, Social Workers, chaplains, home health aides, bereavement counselors, and volunteers. Hospice care is appropriate for patients with life-limiting illness (cancer or non-cancer) who are no longer pursuing active treatment, and who may benefit from care directed at reducing symptoms and enhancing the quality of life.

Home Care

For Home Care, Calvary works with patients’ primary community doctors and provides skilled nursing, physical therapy, and Home Health Aide services as needed by patients. As needed, Calvary@Home can facilitate a seamless transition to becoming an inpatient at our Bronx or Brooklyn sites. Click here to view our Home Care Brochure in English. Click here to view our main brochure in Spanish.

Admission Process

For admission to Calvary Hospital, an application needs to be completed and submitted for review. Our Admission Application and descriptive brochures are available through the Community Outreach Department. Download our Admissions Application.

For assistance, please call (718) 518-2300.

Admissions To Home Care and Hospice
For admission to Home Care or Home Hospice, a referral is made by calling the Home Care Coordinator. For assistance, please call the toll-free number at: (866) 888-6680

Patient & Family Tours

Families are encouraged to visit Calvary Hospital prior to transfer or while making the decision regarding transfer to Calvary.

Tours of our Bronx Acute Care Hospital are given Monday through Saturday
11:00am–4:00pm

To schedule an appointment at our Bronx location, please call the Family Care Center at (718) 518-2574.

Often, a visit to Calvary alleviates patient/family concerns and answers most questions.

Calvary Hospital’s Program of Care

CalvaryCare® includes:

  • Control of pain and other symptoms associated with advanced cancer and other life-limiting illness
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Referring patients for transfer to Calvary
  • Financial concerns/reimbursement
  • Patient and family support

Insurance Information

Calvary Hospital accepts patients participating in Medicare and Medicaid programs, Blue Cross and other private insurance carriers.

Some insurances do have limits to their coverage; therefore, an admitting representative may discuss with the family what benefits may be obtained by applying for Medical Assistance (Medicaid) and also provide them with information related to Calvary’s Financial Assistance Program.

For Further Assistance

Please call our Outreach team at: (718) 518-2300 or email our Outreach team at: calvaryadmissions@calvaryhospital.org

Admissions To Home Care and Hospice

For admission to Home Care or Home Hospice, a referral is made by calling the Home Care Coordinator. For assistance, please call the toll-free number at:
(718) 518-2465

Referring a Patient?

For physicians referring a patient, please contact our referral specialists at:

(718) 518-2300

Personalized Assistance

The Community Outreach staff is available to answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding Calvary’s services and to assist in the referral process. Criteria for admission can be clarified by calling an Outreach Liaison Nurse.

They are available Monday through Friday
9:00am – 4:30pm
(718) 518-2300

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