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Advance Care Planning Tool

Complete your advance care planning in the comfort of your own home with help from our online tool.

About the Tool

Create, view, share, or void advance care planning documents with our online tool. When you create your account, we’ll link it to your personal medical record so your doctor can easily access your documents.

Use our advance care planning request form to get started. You’ll receive an email from us within 48 hours of submitting the form. Follow the directions in the email to create your account.

After you’ve created your account, start planning by following these steps:

  1. Log in to your account.
  2. Navigate to advance care planning activities by clicking on “My Documents” in the main navigation menu or choosing “Let’s Begin” from the “Quick Start” buttons on the landing page.
  3. On the “My Documents” page, find a document you’d like to work on. Click on the “Menu” button for that document. Select “Create a New Form.” Or click the “Resume” button to return to a document you already started.

 

If you’ve already completed advance directives, we recommend recreating them in the digital tool.

If you’d prefer to upload your existing document, contact the Spectrum Health Advance Care Planning Department. We will review your document to make sure it meets state requirements before uploading it to the digital tool.

Use the My Shared Circle feature to digitally share your care plans with your doctors, patient advocate, and loved ones. People you’ve selected to be in your circle will receive a code by email.

To add people to your My Shared Circle, follow these steps:
1. Log in to your account.
2. Click on “My Shared Circle” in the main navigation menu.
3. Click on the green button that says “+ Add New Contact & Share.”
4. Fill out and submit the form with the person’s name and contact information.

Troubleshooting: My Contact Isn’t Showing Up

If your contact does not appear after hitting submit, it may be because their email address was already used to create a personal account. To solve this problem, add “+contact” to their email address. For example, if your family member’s email address is example@gmail.com, you’d alter the email address to example+contact@gmail.com. The person should then appear as a contact in your My Shared Circle.

If you wish to remove a document you previously created, follow these steps:
1. Log in to your account.
2. Click on “My Documents” in the main navigation menu.
3. Select the document you wish to remove.
4. Click on the “Support” button in the bottom right corner of the screen.
5. Complete the form, selecting “Void and remove this document.” Submit the form.

Get Started with Advance Care Planning

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Clarify your health care preferences and prepare advance directives with our secure online tool.
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Tool Tips & How-Tos

The Spectrum Health online advance care planning tool is easy to use. Get tips for how to create an account, create documents and share your information with others.

Use our advance care planning request form to get started. You’ll receive an email from us within 48 hours of submitting the form. Follow the directions in the email to create your account.

After you’ve created your account, start planning by following these steps:

  1. Log in to your account.
  2. Navigate to advance care planning activities by clicking on “My Documents” in the main navigation menu or choosing “Let’s Begin” from the “Quick Start” buttons on the landing page.
  3. On the “My Documents” page, find a document you’d like to work on. Click on the “Menu” button for that document. Select “Create a New Form.” Or click the “Resume” button to return to a document you already started.

 

If you’ve already completed advance directives, we recommend recreating them in the digital tool.

If you’d prefer to upload your existing document, contact the Spectrum Health Advance Care Planning Department. We will review your document to make sure it meets state requirements before uploading it to the digital tool.

Use the My Shared Circle feature to digitally share your care plans with your doctors, patient advocate, and loved ones. People you’ve selected to be in your circle will receive a code by email.

To add people to your My Shared Circle, follow these steps:
1. Log in to your account.
2. Click on “My Shared Circle” in the main navigation menu.
3. Click on the green button that says “+ Add New Contact & Share.”
4. Fill out and submit the form with the person’s name and contact information.

Troubleshooting: My Contact Isn’t Showing Up

If your contact does not appear after hitting submit, it may be because their email address was already used to create a personal account. To solve this problem, add “+contact” to their email address. For example, if your family member’s email address is example@gmail.com, you’d alter the email address to example+contact@gmail.com. The person should then appear as a contact in your My Shared Circle.

If you wish to remove a document you previously created, follow these steps:
1. Log in to your account.
2. Click on “My Documents” in the main navigation menu.
3. Select the document you wish to remove.
4. Click on the “Support” button in the bottom right corner of the screen.
5. Complete the form, selecting “Void and remove this document.” Submit the form.