Advance Care Planning

As an alert and competent adult, patients have the right to make major choices regarding healthcare treatments. Advanced Care Planning Forms are legal, written and signed documents, presented by the patient, which state what healthcare treatments are accepted or refused. These documents must be completed while the patient is healthy, competent and able to sign and understand these legal documents. In other words, it is best, when making important healthcare decisions, that this document be completed in advance of major health complications. Advance Care Planning documents become important in making healthcare wishes known to physicians, the nursing staff, and other clinicians associated with care. Several forms are available and recognized by all healthcare providers which allow you to instruct healthcare providers about treatment you may or may not want in certain healthcare situations. These Advanced Care documents include:

  • Advance Care Planning
  • Health Care Power of Attorney
  • Advance Instructions for Mental Health Treatment

Create your own Advance Care Documents or review more information


Gifts are unnecessary and discouraged by Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln. If you would like to thank an employee or staff member, please send a letter of appreciation to:

Pete Acker, President and CEO
Carolinas HealthCare System Lincoln
P.O. Box 677
Lincolnton, NC 28093


Telephones are provided in all patient rooms except critical care areas. Patient rooms may be accessed by dialing 980-212-2000. Patients have the choice to block phone calls to their rooms. To make a local call from the patient rooms, dial "9" and then the telephone number including area code. Long distance calls cannot be made directly from a hospital telephone. All long distance calls must be charged to a home phone, billed to a third party, a telephone credit card, a telephone calling card, or made through a collect call. For the safety and convenience of our patients, a bedside nurse's call button allows contact with each nursing station. Hearing impaired patients may request special equipment for telephones.

Hospital Chaplains

At Carolinas HealthCare System Lincoln, we realize that health issues reach far beyond the physical aspect of the individual. As a part of our dedication to the individual's overall health, both physical and spiritual, we provide patients and their families with a chapel room, which is open 24 hours a day and located on the second floor of the hospital. In addition, volunteer chaplains from local churches are available to patients on an on-call basis daily for the newly-admitted patient or any patient request. For more information, please call 980-212-6044.

Mail and Newspapers

Mail will be delivered to patient rooms daily by a hospital employee or volunteer.


All patient rooms are equipped with televisions, provided at no charge. Hearing impaired patients may request a decoder for their television.


Carolinas HealthCare System Lincoln cannot be responsible for any lost or stolen valuables. If at all possible, please refrain from bringing valuables to the facility.

Wireless Network

For the benefit of our patients and their guests, Carolinas HealthCare System Lincoln offers free wireless internet access.You may connect your laptop, or any other Wi-Fi compatible device. Upon connection, you will be directed to our welcome page to accept the terms of our usage policy.