Making Future Health Decisions

We encourage you to think ahead about your health care. If you were to get sick or injured, you might not be able to tell your family, friends, or health care provider how you want to be treated. Although we hope this does not happen, it is best to plan while you are able to make these important decisions.

Advance Care Planning

An Advance Care Plan, sometimes called a living will or advance directive, is a set of instructions written by you. If you are not able to make your own health decisions, the advance care plan tells the person providing care what kind of care you want.

Please visit Island Health's Advance Health Care Planning Program for more information.

Representation Agreements

You might also consider a Representation Agreement, which lets you appoint someone to make health decisions on your behalf. In a Representation Agreement you can also appoint someone to take care of financial and legal matters for you. 

For more information about Representation Agreements, please click here.