Advance Care Planning (ACP) Services

What is Advance Care Planning?

Advance Care Planning is a process to plan for a time when you cannot make your own medical decisions and are unlikely to recover from illness or injury.

What is the goal of an advance care planning visit?

 With the help of the Advance Care Planning Facilitator you will:

  • Select a qualified healthcare agent to act on your behalf.
  • Explore your values, goals, beliefs and preferences for your healthcare.
  • Understand your current health status and expected course of illness.
  • Document the name of your healthcare agent and preferences in a My Care Advance Directive.
  • Complete a POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) if appropriate.
  • Share decisions with loved ones and healthcare providers.
  • Record your Advance Care Plan in your electronic health record.

Thursday Afternoons by Appointment Only.
Call (805) 681-6599
Sansum Clinic, 317 W. Pueblo Street, Santa Barbara
Lompoc Multi-Specialty Clinic, 1225 North H Street, Lompoc, CA 93436


Advance Care Planning Facilitator (ACP), Rev. Laura Mancuso , will be available to meet with patients, families and caregivers.

Patients may be referred to Advance Care Planning as part of our Care Management Program.
Sign up for an upcoming Advance Care Planning workshop or schedule time with our facilitator. The staff at the Health Resource Center at 215 Pesetas Lane in Santa Barbara can also help you to complete the form and to discuss other forms or issues related to your healthcare. Call (805) 681-7672  or click here for more information on Advance Health Care Directives.


Advance Care Planning (ACP) is brought to you in collaboration with Alliance for Living and Dying Well. This service is free of charge.