Advance Directives

If you are 18 or older and mentally competent, you have the right to make decisions about your medical treatment. If you want to control decisions about your health care, even if you are unable to make or express them yourself, you will need an Advance Directive.

An Advance Directive is a set of instructions you give about the health care you want, in the event you lose the ability to make decisions for yourself.

For more information about advance health care directives, contact the Social Work department at 207-834-1668.

If you already have an advance health care directive, please bring a copy to your primary care provider. Your advance health care directive will be placed in your medical chart.

To learn more about advance directives or to print a copy of the form, go to: or MHA (Maine Hospital Association)