About Us: Patient Rights & Privacy



Your Rights

As a patient, you have the right:

  • to be treated with respect, consideration, and dignity
  • to have your cultural and personal values, beliefs, and preferences respected
  • to be provided appropriate privacy
  • to have visitors of your choice, including your domestic partner
  • to have records and disclosures treated confidently and to have the opportunity to approve or refuse the release of your records, except when disclosure is required by law
  • to be provided complete information concerning your diagnosis, treatment and prognosis, to the degree known
  • to receive your healthcare in a safe and sanitary environment
  • to have your pain managed appropriately
  • to participate in your health care decisions
  • to receive religious and other spiritual services, as you wish
  • to not be discriminated against because of your age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity expression
  • to have information available, in a manner you understand, about:
    • your rights as a patient
    • services available at our organization
    • after-hours and emergency coverage
    • fees and payment policies
    • your right to refuse participation in experimental research
    • methods for expressing grievances and suggestions
    • your right to change primary or specialty physicians

Your Responsibilities

As a patient, you have the responsibility:

  • to fully and completely disclose your medical history and symptoms before and during the course of treatment
  • to furnish information so we can determine your ability to pay for services
  • to cooperate fully with the people caring for you
  • to report any risks in your care you perceive
  • to accept the consequences if you do not follow recommended treatment
  • to respect the rights of other patients
  • to understand your health problems to your satisfaction
  • to notify your doctor about any unexpected changes in your heatlh

Notice of Privacy Practices