Our staff is bound by state and federal laws regarding the disclosure of a patient’s personal health information (PHI), and will not disclose PHI to anyone without your consent unless there is a serious danger to you or someone else. In an emergency situation requiring hospitalization where it is impossible to obtain a student's permission, the parent or legal guardian will be notified by the hospital.
Patient Bill of Rights and Responsibilities
The goal of University Health Services is to provide all patients with high-quality health care in a manner that clearly recognizes individuals' needs and rights. We also recognize that in order to effectively accomplish this goal, the patient and the health care provider must work together to develop and maintain optimum health. As a result, the following patient rights and responsibilities were written.
As a patient you have the right to:
Confidentiality of all records and communications to the extent provided by law.
Receive considerate care that is respectful of your personal beliefs and cultural and spiritual values.
Receive appropriate privacy.
Have all things explained to you in terms that you can understand.
Have any questions answered concerning your condition, prognosis, and treatment.
Have all common side effects of a drug explained.
Have explained to you ways that you can prevent your medical problem from recurring.
Be given the opportunity to participate in decisions involving your health care.
Know the contents of your medical records through interpretation by the provider.
Know who it is that is interviewing and examining you.
Change health care providers at patient's discretion.
Refuse to be examined or treated by health practitioners and to be informed of the consequences of such decisions.
Be assured of the confidential treatment of disclosures and records and to have the opportunity to approve or refuse the release of such information except when release of specific information is required by law or is necessary to safeguard you or the University community.
Be informed and asked whether you wish to participate in medical research when it is being conducted at University Health Services.
Participate in the consideration of ethical issues that arise in the provision of your care.
As a patient you have the responsibility to:
Provide Univeristy Health Services with information about past immunizations, illnesses, hopitalizations, medications, and allergies.
Know your insurance coverage and referral requirements.
Ask questions if you do not understand the directions or treatment being given by a provider.
Keep appointments or telephone University Health Services within a reasonable time to cancel them.
Be respectful of others and others' property while in a Univeirsity Health Services facility.
Be respectful of others' privacy.