We maintain a policy of strict confidentiality for all services and medical records. If you are over 18 years of age, your information will not be shared with anyone, including staff, faculty, family and friends.without your written consent, except in cases required by law or if you are a danger to yourself or others.
Patient Bill of Rights and Responsibilities
Our goal is to provide you with high-quality care in a manner that clearly recognizes your individual needs and rights. These patient rights and responsibilities are designed to help accomplish this goal effectively and assist you in working with your health care provider to develop and maintain optimum health.
As a patient, you have the right to:
- Receive considerate care that is respectful of your personal beliefs and cultural and spiritual values.
- Have all things explained to you in terms that you can understand and have any questions answered concerning your diagnosis, prognosis and treatment.
- Know what your diagnosis and prognosis is, as well as the treatment that will be used, its risks, if it will hurt and for how long.
- Have all the common side effects of a drug explained.
- Know the contents of your medical records through interpretation by the provider.
- Know who is interviewing and examining you.
- Receive explanations about ways that you can prevent your medical problem from recurring.
- Refuse to be examined or treated by healthcare practitioners and to be informed of the consequences of such decisions.
- Be assured of the strict confidentiality for all services and medical records. If you are over 18 years of age, your information will not be shared with anyone, including staff, faculty, family and friends. Information about your care will be released only with your written consent, except in cases required by law or if you are a danger to yourself or others.
- Be informed and asked whether you wish to participate in medical research conducted at the Center for Health and Wellness.
- Participate in the consideration of ethical issues that arise in the provision of your care.
As a patient, you have the responsibility to:
- Inform the Center for Health and Wellness about past illnesses, hospitalizations and medications.
- Ask questions if you do not understand the directions or treatment being given by a health care provider.
- To keep appointments or telephone the center within a reasonable amount of time in advance if you need to cancel.
- To respectful of others, their privacy and their property while in the Center for Health and Wellness facility.