Patient Rights

Patient Rights

As a patient of our Student Health Service, you are entitled to the following rights:

  • To be treated with respect, dignity, consideration, and without discrimination.
  • To receive quality healthcare.
  • To obtain an explanation of your diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis in terms you can understand.
  • To receive information necessary to give informed consent prior to the start of any treatment.
  • To have appropriate privacy.
  • To have the confidentiality of your records protected and, except when required by law, to be given the opportunity to approve or refuse their release.
  • To know who is counseling, caring for, and/or treating you. The physician’s name and professional qualifications should be visible or stated upon introduction.
  • To change providers upon request and/or seek a second opinion.
  • To refuse medical treatment, except as prohibited by law, and to be completely informed of the consequences of making this decision.
  • To receive information regarding the scope and availability of services.
  • To receive information regarding fees for services, particularly notification as to what may involve additional charges.
  • To be informed of any research aspect of your care and the right to refuse to participate. Such refusal will not jeopardize your access to medical care and treatment.