All patients treated by the Habif Health and Wellness Center have rights and responsibilities. They are as follows:
- To be provided with courteous, considerate care, as well as being treated with respect.
- To privacy and confidentiality with regard to treatment and medical records.
- To review your medical records in the company of a professional, but they remain the property of Student Health Services.
- To be informed of the effectiveness of treatment, and to know of possible risks, side effects or alternate methods of treatment.
- To have the choice of a clinician and to change clinicians if desired.
- To know who is treating you.
- To refuse treatment, or to ask for a second opinion, or an alternative course of treatment, and to be informed of the medical consequences of your actions.
- To be informed of personal responsibilities involved in seeking medical treatment and maintaining health and well-being after treatment.
- To bring any dissatisfaction to the attention of the attending health professional, the Student Health Advisory Committee or the Associate Director of Student Health Services.
- To present accurate identifying information. This includes information about all aspects of his/her health condition, any medications, including over the counter products and dietary supplements, and any allergies or sensitivities.
- To present details of illness or complaint in a direct and straightforward manner.
- To cooperate responsibly with all persons involved in the health care process.
- To keep appointments on time.
- To cancel appointments only when absolutely necessary, and far enough in advance so that other patients might utilize that time.
- To pay for all services rendered according for any charges not paid for by health insurance.
- To comply with the treatment plan provided by the health professional.
- To ask for clarification whenever information or instructions are not understood.
- To provide both positive and negative feedback to the health professional responsible for care.
- To be respectful of all health care professionals and staff, as well as other patients.
- To provide a responsible adult to transport home from the facility and to stay as needed, if required by the provider.
- To inform healthcare provider of any living will, medical power of attorney, or other directive that could affect care.