Advance Healthcare Directives

Make Your Wishes Known

An advance health care directive is a legal form that lets you make known ahead of time what kind of health care you want or do not want if you become too ill to speak for yourself. Although most health care providers agree that it is important for adults to have an advance directive, less than 30% of Americans have these forms.

Advance directives:

  • protect your right to accept or refuse medical treatment
  • make your wishes known, and let you designate a person who will communicate for you 
  • help your family, by freeing them of the stress of having to make difficult decisions for you
  • help your doctor, by giving directions for your care

Download an advance directive form:

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Visit the California Compassionate Care advance healthcare directive site:

If you would like assistance completing an advance healthcare directive, please contact Make Your Wishes Known at (831) 430-3078.