Privacy Policy

Employment Practices and Privacy Notice


Aria Hospice does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age in admission, treatment, or participation in its program, services and activities, or in employment.


Aria Hospice does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or age in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities within the scope of the agency’s services and the agency’s financial ability to deliver services.

This statement is in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Ac of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age of Discrimination Act of 1975, and Regulations of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued to these statues at Title 45 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 80, 84m and 91. For further information about this policy, contact: 1-800-368-1019 (Voice) 1-800-537-7697 (TDD) E-Mail: Website:

HIPAA and General Guidelines


Aria Hospice respects the importance of its patient’s personal privacy and understands the sensitive nature of its patient’s health information. The agency also recognizes that federal and state laws require that individually identifiable health information must be safeguarded against improper use or disclosure. It is the agency’s policy not to use or disclose a patient’s health information except as permitted by law and to adopt safeguards to protect the confidentiality of its patient’s health information.


Aria Hospice (Agency) can use or disclose a patient’s health information for treatment, payment, or health care operations without obtaining a consent or authorization from patient or patient’s legally authorized representative.


Agency shall take reasonable steps to verify the identity and authority of the person or entity requesting access to a patient’s health information. Reasonable verification procedures include, but are not limited to: reviewing an identification badge or license; a written statement on letterhead; personal knowledge of the requestor; or knowledge of the place of business, address or telephone number. For purposes of notification of family or friends, Agency shall assume a person’s involvement in the patient’s care based on the circumstances, such as the fact that they sign necessary paperwork during the admission process.


Agency shall make reasonable efforts to ensure that only the minimum amount of information necessary to satisfy the particular purpose of the use or disclosure is provided. Unless the circumstances indicate otherwise, agency shall presume that requests from public officials, health care providers, plans and clearinghouses, professionals members of agency’s workforce, business associates, requests for research, requests from the patient and requests pursuant to a valid authorization are for the minimum amount of information necessary for the stated purpose.


In general, Agency will not release a patient’s entire medical record unless the release of the whole record is justified as reasonably necessary to accomplish the purpose of the requested use or disclosure. Unless the circumstances indicate otherwise, Agency shall presume that requests from public officials, health care providers, plan and clearinghouses, professional members of Agency’s workforce, business associates, requests for research, requests from the patient and requests pursuant to a valid authorization for the entire medical record are reasonable.

This Notice applies to all employees, staff, and trainees, volunteers, and other agents acting on behalf of Alliance Hospice.

Contact Information

If users have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact our HIPAA Privacy Officer at  760-412-5574, by email to the Privacy Officer, Teresa Starrs at, or by US Post at:

Attn: Teresa Starrs, Aria Hospice 2831 Camino Del Rio S. Ste. 207, San Diego CA 92108

We Listen. We Care. We Serve.

When you are faced with the challenge of finding a hospice provider to help care for the emotional and physical well being of someone you love, maybe your mom or dad, you will be faced with many questions.

Making the decision about hospice care for a loved one is never easy, but finding the right answers can help you feel more comfortable with the options available and confident in your final decision.

Aria Hospice operates hospice care programs throughout San Diego and Imperial Counties in Southern California. We pride ourselves on being one of the areas leading providers of end-of-life care.


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Call Us Today for Answers to End-of-Life Questions.


Anyone diagnosed with limited life expectancy can receive Aria Hospice care.

Once a physician certifies that an illness is terminal, (a life expectancy of six months or less), they will collaborate with the Aria Hospice team for services, tailored to the needs and wishes of the patient.

Many patients have cancer, but Aria Hospice cares for individuals with many other life-limiting illness, including heart and lung disease, kidney disease, neurological disorders, stroke, Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Family and friends also receive the benefit of hospice care, to help them support the patient and adapt to changes in their lives.

Many people mistakenly believe that all hospice patients are bed-bound, critically ill, and unable to continue living life to the fullest. Hospice celebrates life and supports you in achieving your individual needs in this chapter of your life.

Contact our Admission Coordinator at Aria Hospice in San Diego County or Imperial County with any questions you may have about hospice care or eligibility.

who can receive hospice care


After receiving a diagnosis for limited life expectancy, patients must make an important choice about goals for their treatment.

why choose aria hospice care

When a physician determines that there is no curative treatment for a particular illness, the treatment is not helping any longer or you decide that the side effects of treatment are too great, you may consider choosing comfort care as your ultimate goal.

Aggressive medical treatment focuses on curing the physical illness rather than satisfying the patient’s emotional and spiritual needs. It often requires intensive care in a clinical setting that can diminish quality of life. Hospice care has the focus of comfort, by relieving pain and other symptoms, while continuing to address emotional and spiritual needs of both the patient and family.

Hospice care neither prolongs life nor hastens death, but relieves pain and physical discomfort so that the patient can experience a more peaceful and satisfying quality of life. At Aria Hospice, care is designed to primarily take place in the home or place of residence. Many families tell us that they waited too long to take full advantage of all the benefits offered by hospice care.


Our Team is Here to Help!

We are one of Southern California’s premier providers of end-of-life care. Click the button below to Request Information or call (619) 795-6010 to learn how hospice care can help.