Do you know what healthcare treatments you would and would not want if you could not speak for yourself?

Do other people know what your wishes are?

While making medical care decisions is not always simple, it is very important to ensure that your health care decisions and wishes are clearly noted and communicated. It is your right to participate and plan for your care.

We want to ensure that all adults in our community who are able to make decisions have the information and opportunity they need to communicate and document their healthcare decisions. We urge our community members to make future healthcare decisions known to family, friends and healthcare providers.  Share your wishes and complete your Advance Directives, because…YOUR DECISIONS MATTER.

If you need help with advance care planning and how to complete your New Hampshire Advance Directive, we invite you to watch Having the Conversation: Talking About and Planning Your Wishes for Future Healthcare, a 2 part video presented by Exeter Hospital's HealthReach Community Education department. Both parts walk you through the process as well as helpful tools and resources.

  • Click here to watch Part 1 - It describes how important it is to think about your values and goals and how they can help you with your wishes for end-of-life care, and then talk about your wishes with family members, your healthcare team, and other important people in your life.
  • Click here to watch Part 2 -  It describes how to complete the documents for your New Hampshire advance directive.

Advance Care Planning Resources
Frequently Asked Questions
Documenting Your Decisions
Foundation for Healthy Communities
National Healthcare Decisions Day
Making Medical Decisions for Someone Else: A New Hampshire Handbook

For more information and help in completing your Advance Directives, please call Exeter Hospital's Social Services department at 603-580-7474 between 8:00am and 4:00pm to make an appointment with a Social Worker.