Advance directives are legal, written instructions that provide your preferences for life-sustaining medical care if you are ever unable to make decisions for yourself due to serious injury, illness, or coma.
Unexpected end-of-life situations can happen at any age, so it’s important for all adults to prepare these documents.
Please let us know if you have any of the following advance directive orders:
We will keep a copy of these important documents in your records.
If you need help completing these forms or have questions about Advance Directives in general, please contact your healthcare provider’s office or FHN’s Advance Directive Hotline at (815) 599-7080.
Listen to Dr. Pedersen, FHN Family Physician and Chief Quality Officer, talk about Advance Directives on the Dial-a-Doc radio program.
Listen to Dr. Martin, former FHN Chief Medical Officer, talk about Advance Directives on the Talk of the Town radio program.
Power of Attorney for Healthcare
Statement of Illinois Law on Advance Directives
Declaration for Mental Health Treatment
Practitioner Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Form
Frequently Asked Questions about Advance Directives
Health Information Authorization Form
Poder para la Atención de la Salud
Formulario Uniforme De Órdenes Médicas Para Tratamiento De Soporte Vital (POLST)
Preguntas frecuentes sobre directivas anticipadas
Formulario de autorización de información médica