*Virtual clinic appointments have been extended through June! Please contact us if you would like to make an appointment for a day of the week or time other than those available online.*
We are living in unusual and uncertain times. Although many of us are discovering how much we do not have control over, there is one very important thing that we do each have control over: making our own health care wishes known to others while we are still healthy and well. Having this conversation is a tremendous gift, not only in the event that others should ever be called on to make health care decisions for you, but right now, as a means to stay connected and grow our relationships with others in spite of physical separation.
Through June 5, Honoring Choices Virginia will offer virtual advance care planning appointments every Friday from 12:00 to 4:30pm. Appointments are open to all Virginians, healthy or living with well managed chronic illness. Those living with severe chronic illness or terminal illness should contact us to learn of other resources available to help with advance care planning.
Please contact us if you would like to request an appointment time for a day of the week or time other than those listed.
- Appointments are available every 1.5 hours on Friday afternoons: 12:00pm, 1:30pm, 3:00pm, and 4:30pm.
- Appointments will be conducted by an experienced, certified First Steps advance care planning Facilitator using the online Zoom meeting platform. You must have access to a computer or mobile phone with live video capability.
- Health care agents, family members, and other loved ones are invited to participate from their own location using a phone or computer. If loved ones reside in your home, they can participate using the same computer or phone as you.
- Educational and reference materials will be sent to you by email in advance of the appointment.
- We believe that having a conversation about your wishes is just as important as completing a document. You will have the option of completing an Advance Medical Directive during your appointment. To do so, you will be asked to download and print the Advance Medical Directive form. You will also need two witnesses (over age 18), who are not your health care agent(s), physically available when you sign the form. If you are unable to print the form or do not have two witnesses available, let your Facilitator know and an alternate plan will be developed for completing the form if you wish to do so.