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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 [email protected], 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: