Advance Directives

We encourage all patients to complete an advance health care directive, which allows you to state your preferences for medical treatments and to select an agent or person to make your health care decisions in case you're unable to do so or if you want someone else to make decisions for you.

Our advance health care directive kit is available online. The nine-page guide includes forms to complete.

For more information about advance health care directives at UCSF Medical Center, please contact Social Work or Patient Relations.

  • Social Work: (415) 353-1504
  • Patient Relations: (415) 353-1936

If you already have an advance health care directive, please bring a copy with you when you're admitted to the hospital so you can discuss your wishes with your health care team. Your advance health care directive will be placed in your medical chart.

More information on advance health care directives, durable powers of attorney for health care and living wills is on these websites:

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Admitting Department, Parnassus
Phone: (415) 353-1553

Financial Counseling
Phone: (415) 353-1966
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Admitting Department, Mount Zion
Phone: (415) 885-7410

Case Management and Social Work
Phone: (415) 353-1762

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Phone: (415) 353-1099

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Phone: (415) 514-5590

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