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Advance directives

What is an advance directive?

What is an advance directive?

An advance directive lets doctors know what type of care you do and don’t want for yourself. This way, if you can’t speak for yourself due to an accident or illness, you’ll still get the medical attention and care that you need and want.


If you have an advance directive:


  • Keep one copy of your advance directive for yourself.
  • Give a copy to the person you’ve given medical power of attorney to.
  • Give a copy to each one of your providers.
  • Take a copy with you if you have to go to the hospital or the emergency room.
  • Keep a copy in your car if you have one.


If you need more help, call Member Services at 1-855-772-9076 (TTY: 711).


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