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Advance Care Planning

Make Your Wishes Known

Accidents and illness can happen at any age. If you can’t speak for yourself, who will speak for you? Making your health care wishes known ahead of time to friends and family through advance care planning will help decrease uncertainty in the event that you are unable to communicate. Have the conversation with your friends and family today about your wishes and then document in a health care directive.

What is a Health Care Directive?

A Health Care Directive is a written document that informs others about your health care wishes if you are unable to speak for yourself.

Complete Your Form Online

Once you have completed the health care directive form, remember the following:

  • Your signature on the document needs to be witnessed or notarized.
  • Make copies of the document for yourself and your loved ones.
  • Submit the document to your physician for your medical record.

A copy of your completed form can be scanned and sent via email to:

Or the document can be mailed to:
CentraCare, Attention: HIM
1900 CentraCare Circle
St. Cloud, MN 56303

Advance Care Planning and Health Care Directive Resources

We encourage you to learn more about Advance Care Planning.

  • Light the Legacy
  • Honoring Choices
  • Free Advance Care Planning Class
    Attend a free advance care planning class open to all ages from 11 a.m. to noon the first and third Tuesday of every month at Whitney Senior Center, 1527 Northway Drive, St. Cloud

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