Education & Resources
Pain and Symptom Management
Download information on
pain and symptom control.
Hoag CARES Clinic
Download and complete the
New Patient Packet prior to your initial visit to the CARES Clinic. We encourage you to email
your completed New Patient Packet back to
OncoloygSpecialtyClinics@hoag.org, prior to your visit. With any questions, call 877-494-3484.
Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST)
POLST is a physician order recognized throughout the medical system (in
California only). It allows individuals to choose medical treatments they
want to receive and identify those they do not want. Use of this form
is not mandated but honoring the form is mandated. The POLST complements
the Advance Health Care Directive.
To learn more visit:
Downloadable POLST forms:
Advance Health Care Directive
An Advance Health Care Directive (AHCD) allows you to assign a health care
decision maker and make general statements about your health care wishes.
To learn more, visit:
California Coalition for Compassionate Care Advanced Directives FAQ
Downloadable Advance Health Care Directive forms: