Student Health Center
Patient Rights and Responsibilities

Patient Rights

  • Every patient has the right to be treated in a professional, courteous, and caring manner without prejudice on any basis whatsoever.
  • Every patient has the right to request a health care professional of either gender or one who uses a particular treatment approach.
  • Every patient has the right to participate in decisions concerning care received. This includes the right to accurate information regarding all aspects of care, including costs, risks, benefits, and limitations of diagnostic and therapeutic modalities and the right to assistance in preparing on advanced directive.
  • Every patient has the right to a second opinion or referral.
  • Every patient has the right to privacy during medical care.
  • Every patient has the right to confidentiality of all communications with staff and confidentiality of the medical record and the right to approve or refuse release of information to the fullest extent provided by law.
  • Every patient has the right to refuse recommendations for medical care.
  • Every patient has the right to refuse to participate in any research program.

Patient Responsibilities

  • Every patient has the responsibility to arrive as scheduled for appointments and to notify the Student Health Center if cancellation of an appointment is necessary.
  • Every patient has the responsibility to provide accurate information that could contribute to diagnosis and treatment.
  • Every patient has the responsibility to either carry out treatment and education recommendations or to accept responsibility for the outcome.
  • Every patient has the responsibility to become informed, through available printed material and/or questions to the Student Health Center staff, about the scope of basic services offered, the cost of services, and the necessity for additional medical insurance.
  • Every patient has the responsibility to actively seek clarification of any aspect of participation in Student Health Center services and programs (including cost) that is not understood.
  • Every patient has the right and responsibility to bring forward suggestions or grievances about the Student Health Center. This includes the right to receive a personal response.

Remember, when you visit the Student Health Center, all of your your information and health records are confidential. Learn more about our commitment to confidentiality.

 

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