Advance Directives & Living Wills

Life and Illness Planning

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville holds regular Advance Care Planning workshops at the Reuter Center. Details about the next workshop. 

An Advance Directive is a written statement of a person’s wishes regarding medical treatment, often accompanied by a living will, to help ensure a person’s wishes are carried out should the person be unable to communicate directly with a doctor or other caregiver.

To assist you with your Advance Directive planning process, The Family Health Centers offers the “Five Wishes” booklet to patients for our cost of $1.00.

The Family Health Centers also offers free Advance Directives classes periodically on Saturdays. Call (828) 258-8681 to inquire about dates and enrollment. Class sizes are limited.

Advance Directives at The Family Health Centers – watch video

We recommend that you submit completed Advance Directives for your records with The Family Health Centers. If you would like to complete your Advance Directives on your own, the following forms are available to be printed at home:

Advance Directive – Simplified Form – English

Advance Directive – Simplified Form – Spanish

Five Wishes – Living Will/Advance Directives