Advance Care Planning (ACP) Services

What is Advance Care Planning?

Advance Care Planning is a process to plan for a time when you cannot make your own medical decisions and are unlikely to recover from illness or injury.

What is the goal of an advance care planning visit?

 With the help of the Advance Care Planning Facilitator you will:

  • Select a qualified healthcare agent to act on your behalf.

  • Explore your values, goals, beliefs and preferences for your healthcare.

  • Understand your current health status and expected course of illness.

  • Document the name of your healthcare agent and preferences in a My Care Advance Directive.

  • Complete a POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) if appropriate.

  • Share decisions with loved ones and healthcare providers.

  • Record your Advance Care Plan in your electronic health record.