You may use this secure website to upload and store important documents that protect your legal rights and ensure your medical wishes are honored if you are incapacitated and unable to manage your own care.

If you are a healthcare provider needing EMERGENCY access to a patient's Advance Directive, call 1-800-548-9455

Advance Healthcare Directives Registry

It is a FREE and secure electronic registry website available for all adults with a legal residence in the Commonwealth of Virginia which lets other people know the types of medical care you do and do not want in the event you are incapacitated or cannot speak for yourself, acting as a "living will". The Registry is a way to upload and store your wishes once you have them documented and provides a central location for your medical provider, emergency responders, family members and anyone else you grant access to honor those wishes.

An Advance Directive allows you to state your choices for healthcare or to name someone to make those choices for you in the event that you are unable to make those decisions yourself. Fundamentally, it empowers you to say "yes" or "no" to certain important treatment options.

Some documents you may wish to store include:

  • Virginia Advance Directive Form for Healthcare with Sections for Medical, Mental and End-of-Life Care (short and full versions)
  • Virginia Advance Directive Form to Appoint a Healthcare Agent
  • Virginia Advance Medical Directive Form for Healthcare Decisions Day
  • Virginia Advance Directive Amendment - Power of my Agent to Authorize Care over my Objection
  • Virginia Advance Directive Amendment - Life Prolonging Treatments During Pregnancy

You can get started HERE to create a new account to store your Virginia Advance Healthcare Directive Registry documents.

When you register through the website authorized by U.S. Living Will Registry you will need to:

  • Complete all required fields including identifying information
  • Agree to the Terms and Conditions
  • Upload at least one healthcare document

Once you upload your Advance Care Planning Documents to the U.S. Living Will Registry database, they are secure and will not be shared or sold to any third parties as U.S Living Wills Registry voluntarily complies with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). You may see their full Privacy Policy also located at the bottom of the Registry login webpage for more information.

  • Honoring Choices® Virginia is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that can assist individuals and their loved ones in important conversations about medical decisions, future medical care and Advanced Care Planning. To find out more visit their website here
  • The Virginia State Bar Healthcare Decisions Day webpage provides further information on Advance Directive and free downloadable and fillable Virginia Advance Directive forms. To find out more visit their website here

Registrant Login

Do you need to create an account? Click here to Create a Registrant Account. Or, access your account using your username and password.

Provider Login

Login here if you are a healthcare provider looking for your patient's registered Virginia Advance Healthcare Directive Registry documents.

Wallet Card Lookup

Access Virginia Advance Healthcare Directive Registry documents using a registrant's wallet card


Contact Virginia Advance Healthcare Directives Registry

Phone: 1-800-LIV-WILL (1-800-548-9455)
Hours: Monday–Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM ET

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Updated on: 11/17/2021