Frontline Heroes Project and Advanced Directives Clinic
Clinic appointments are scheduled for 30-minute slots on clinic days between the hours of 12 p.m.-4 p.m., and 5 p.m.-7 p.m. if slots are available. There is no income requirement to participate. All persons are eligible.
The Frontline Heroes Project and Advanced Directives Clinic is a FREE program aimed at assisting frontline workers of the COVID-19 pandemic and anyone interested in preparing advance healthcare directives.
This program is available to all "essential workers" (health care, mental health, education, transportation, government, food, grocery, department store, utility, etc.). The clinic is also available to anyone interested in receiving assistance completing a living will and designation of healthcare surrogate form. Anyone interested in participating will schedule a virtual appointment to meet with a volunteer attorney to complete their advance directive forms. Participants will also receive a resource guide which lists volunteer attorneys willing to complete additional estate planning documents for no cost or low cost.
To schedule an appointment for our next clinic date, please use the form below and select from the available times.
Advance Healthcare Directives
Advance healthcare directives are forms that detail your healthcare and treatment choices should you become unable to talk to your doctors or make your own healthcare decisions due to being sick or hurt. While there are other types of healthcare planning forms, the two main types of advance directives are a living will and a designation of healthcare surrogate. This project assists with the preparation of these two forms.
A living will lets you choose the kind of health care you do and do not want if you have:
- A terminal or end-stage condition, and there is little or no chance of meaningful recovery
- A condition of permanent and irreversible unconsciousness, such as a coma or vegetative state
- An irreversible and severe mental or physical illness that prevents you from communicating with others, recognizing family and friends, or caring for yourself in any way
A living will only goes into effect if you are no longer able to make decisions or communicate your wishes yourself and are in one of the three conditions listed above.
Designation of Healthcare Surrogate
A designation of health care surrogate lets you choose another person to make medical decisions based on your wishes for medical treatment if you cannot make your own decisions or choose not to make them for yourself.
It allows you to choose a health care decision-maker who will be able to honor your wishes. You should select one person and designate an additional person as an “alternate” if the first person you designate is unavailable for any reason.
NOTE: Scroll down to complete the full submission form.
If you're having trouble with the form below, please use this link to book your appointment.
The Frontline Heroes Project and Advanced Directives Clinic is operated by Bay Area Legal Services in collaboration with The Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit and Sixth Judicial Circuit.
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If you live or have a case in Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas or Sarasota counties, we may be able to help.