Honoring Choices Wisconsin is a statewide initiative led by the Wisconsin Medical Society. GHC-SCW encourages all of our members, particularly those 60 years of age and older, to discuss advance care planning and complete an advance directive.
GHC-SCW has Honoring Choices facilitators on staff who are trained and certified to help guide you through the process of having these important conversations and documenting your choices. Facilitators provide an easy to understand document that allows you to clearly state your choices and designate an individual to advocate for you in the event you cannot speak for yourself. Facilitated conversations and advance directive materials are provided to GHC-SCW members free of charge.
Contact your clinic if you would like to schedule an appointment to discuss advance directives. A facilitator will return your call and set up a time that is convenient for you. Appointments take place at your clinic, weekdays, during clinic hours. Honoring Choices facilitated conversations are available to GHC-SCW members at no cost.
By completing an advance directive, that includes a Power of Attorney for Health Care, you are ensuring that someone honors your choices and speaks for you in the event that you are unable to speak for yourself.
Advance Care Planning Guide - En Español
Advance Directive - En Español
If you already have your advance care planning documents in place and would like them to be on file at GHC-SCW, please provide a copy to your provider or mail a copy to our Health Information Management Department at:
HIM – GHC-SCW
1265 John Q. Hammons Dr.
Madison, WI 53717-1962
Shared Decision Making Tools
Are you thinking about knee replacement surgery? Are you wondering if your child should take ADHD medication? Making decisions about your health or the health of a loved one isn't always easy, so it's good to know the facts, ask the right questions, and be prepared. Shared decision making tools help guide the kind of care you receive from your care team. By combining your medical history and your personal preferences, these tools are able to help you make the best decision for you. Click here to log in to GHCMyChart and access shared decision making tools on a variety of topics, including surgery, testing, medication, and more.
Health Insurance Options
GHC-SCW is dedicated to promoting good health in our community, which means making quality care accessible to all. Our primary care clinics accept patients who have insurance, as well as those who don't. Click here to learn more. Haz click aquí para aprender más.
Completing an Advance Directive, Living Will, Or Power Of Attorney For Health Care Notice
You have the right to make decisions about your medical care. You have the right to accept or refuse medical or surgical treatment. You have the right to plan and direct the types of health care you may get in the future if you become unable to express your wishes. You can let your doctor know about your wishes by completing an advance directive, living will, or power of attorney for health care. Contact your doctor for more information.
You have the right to file a grievance with the DHS Division of Quality Assurance if your advance directive, living will, or power of attorney wishes are not followed. You may request help in filing a grievance.
Power of Attorney for Health Care
Power of Attorney for Finances