What is Advance Care Planning?
Advance care planning (ACP) involves talking about and prepping for future choices about your health care if you become sick or are not able to communicate your wishes. Talking with your loved ones and/or your doctor about your health care choices is the first step.
You can also choose to document your choices in writing by completing a legal document called an advance directive. An advance directive documents the care you want to get in case you are not able to make health choices for yourself.
When and How to Complete ACP
You will get advance care planning education during your Health Risk Assessment or while taking part in our Care Management program. You can then fill out your advance directive with the help of your doctor during your Annual Wellness Visit. Your doctor will keep a copy of your advance directive in your medical record.
Your Choice Matters
Taking part in advance care planning and filling out an advance directive is voluntary. You can decline these services if you wish. However, we highly encourage you to complete an advance directive to make sure that your health care wishes are documented.
Accessing the Advance Health Care Directive Form
To print a copy of the Advance Health Care Directive form, please visit the Prepare for Your Care website.
Get in Touch
If you have any questions about advance care planning, ask your Care Manager or contact the Customer Solutions Center at 1-888-839-9909.