Planning Ahead

Advance Directives

An advance directive is a written record about your future care and treatment. This includes mental health care. It helps your family and providers know your wishes about your care. Some people may not want to spend months or years on life support. Others may want all steps taken to live longer.

You may want to seek legal advice to learn more about the ways you can document your wishes. You may be able to get free legal help if you meet certain qualifications or requirements. Go to or call 1-800-658-8898 to learn more.

There is more information in your Navigate member handbook. Talk to your care coordinator or call Member Services if you have any questions.

Member Services: 1-833-230-2005 (TDD/TTY: 711) Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. CT