Health Resources

Honoring Choices  

Honoring Choices Wisconsin is a statewide initiative led by the Wisconsin Medical Society. As a partner in the Honoring Choices Wisconsin project, GHC-SCW encourages all of our members, particularly those 60 years of age and older, to discuss advance care planning and complete an advance directive.

Facilitated Conversation

GHC-SCW has nine Honoring Choices facilitators on staff who are trained and certified to help guide you through the process of having these important conversations and documenting your choices. Facilitators provide an easy to understand document that allows you to clearly state your choices and designate an individual to advocate for you in the event you cannot speak for yourself. Facilitated conversations and advance directive materials are provided to GHC-SCW members free of charge.

Scheduling

Contact your clinic if you would like to schedule an appointment to discuss advance directives. A facilitator will return your call and set up a time that is convenient for you. Appointments take place at your clinic, weekdays, during clinic hours. Honoring Choices facilitated conversations are available to GHC-SCW members at no cost.

By completing an advance directive, that includes a Power of Attorney for Health Care, you are ensuring that someone honors your choices and speaks for you in the event that you are unable to speak for yourself.

Important Documents

Advance Care Planning Guide
Advance Directive
Health Care Agent

 

Shared Decision Making Tools

Are you thinking about knee replacement surgery? Are you wondering if your child should take ADHD medication? Making decisions about your health or the health of a loved one isn't always easy, so it's good to know the facts, ask the right questions, and be prepared. Shared decision making tools help guide the kind of care you receive from your care team. By combining your medical history and your personal preferences, these tools are able to help you make the best decision for you. Click here to access shared decision making tools on a variety of topics, including surgery, testing, medication, and more.

Health Insurance Options

GHC-SCW is dedicated to promoting good health in our community, which means making quality care accessible to all. Our primary care clinics accept patients who have insurance, as well as those who don't. Click here​ to learn more. Haz click aquí para aprender más.

Zika Information

Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin is aware of the Zika virus and the public's concern about the illness. Our medical providers are well-informed of the virus and how members can protect against it. There is no vaccine for Zika, but there are ways to take action from mosquito bites and the diseases they may spread. For more information on preventing mosquito bites, please click here.

Zika outbreaks are happening in many countries and territories. The mosquitoes that can become infected with and spread Zika live in many parts of the world, including areas of the United States. To learn more about the Zika virus, please click here.