Advance Care Planning at Bellin Health

Advance Care Planning is one of the best gifts you can give to yourself and to your loved ones.  We can help.

What if you had a sudden illness or injury and could not speak for yourself?
Who would you want to speak for you? 
What would you want them to know about your health care wishes?

Advance Care Planning is a process that helps you reflect on health care choices you may have to make in the future, select a person you trust who can make choices for you if you cannot make them for yourself, and make a written plan for the future.

Everybody age 18 and older should have an Advance Directive.  Family members do not have automatic legal authority to make health care decisions, if you are not able to. 

An Advance Directive (Power of Attorney for Health Care) is a document where you can write down your goals values and preferences.  It allows you to:

  1. Formally name your person who can make choices for you, only if you are not able to make choices for yourself.

  2. Express your wishes related to treatment options.

  3. Request any special ceremonies or traditions.

Start Planning Now!

Schedule an appointment.
Make an appointment with an Advance Care Planning Facilitator today to start this process by calling (920) 433-3770. We will help you have a conversation with your loved ones about what matters the most to you for future medical choices. We will also help you get those wishes in writing and stored in your medical record.

Attend a Virtual Planning Session.
Bellin Health offers a free virutal Advance Care Planning session every month. Click here to register for a monthly planning session or learn more

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Advance Care Planning Tools on MyBellinHealth

MyBellinHealth now offers you the ability to:

  • Check to see that we have your Advance Directive documents on file
  • Upload any missing documents such as your Advance Directive, Living will, a Power of Attorney, or a Physician Order for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) signed by your physician.

To access the Advance Care Planning page on MyBellinHealth:

  1. Login to your MyBellinHealth account.
  2. From the Health menu at the top of the page, select Advance Care Planning.

The Advance Care Planning page will list any documents you already have on file, and allow you to upload new one. After you upload a new file, our staff will review it. We will send you a MyBellinHealth message once your file has been accepted, or if there are issues with the document.

Contact Us

If you have additional questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call the Bellin Advance Care Planning line at 920-433-3770 or fill out our secure online form.