We encourage all patients to complete an advance health care directive, which allows you to state your preferences for medical treatments and to select an agent or a person to make your health care decisions in case you’re unable to do so, or if you want someone else to make decisions for you.
For more information about advance health care directives, or to obtain a copy, please contact:
- Case Management Department at St. Mary's 207-777-8506
- Social Work Department at St. Mary's d'Youville Pavilion 207-777-4261
- St. Mary's Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy Services 207-777-8520
If you already have an advance health care directive, please bring a copy with you when you're admitted to the hospital so you can discuss your wishes with your health care team. Your advance health care directive will be placed in your medical chart.
A copy of the Advance Directive form for the State of Maine is available on this website:
Maine.gov or pdf format http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/oes/resource/adf.pdf, or
MHA (Maine Hospital Association)