Health Care Proxy Helpline

In collaboration with The Completed Life Initiative

The Health Care Proxy Helpline was a pilot program created to educate and support New Yorkers in completing the New York State Health Care Proxy form during the COVID-19 pandemic. This pilot program ended on June 30, 2020; however, support with advance care planning is still available (see below for more information).

Current Counseling and Support Services

Our free counseling service provides support and guidance to those preparing advance directives, caring for a terminally ill loved one, or who are approaching the end of life themselves. To learn more please click here. Please feel free to contact our Clinical Director, Judith Schwarz, PhD, RN with any questions you may have at or 212-252-2015.

Information About Advance Directives

Information about and access to the Health Care Proxy Form and other advance directives can be found here.

Our video below provides an overview of advance directives, and end of life options and rights.