Woman's Health Centers

When Someone You Love Needs a Choice

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Clients Rights and Responsibilities

Clients Have The Right To:

  • Be treated with respect, dignity, and compassion regardless of your age, size, shape, color marital status, gender, or sexual orientation.
  • Ask questions about your health care and expect answers in language you can understand.
  • Privacy regarding the use of your personal health information.
  • Consent to, or refuse, any medical treatment, medication, or contraceptive method.
  • Seek a second opinion.
  • Access to, and copies of, your complete medical record (medical chart).
  • Keep or terminate your pregnancy, regardless of your income, age, marital status, HIV status, race, or sexual orientation.
  • Know the name and professional status of all caregivers.
  • Be free from judgment because you have had or are having an abortion(s).
  • Terminate a relationship with the healthcare provider if he/she does not meet your needs.
  • Ask a doctor to stop during an exam or medical procedure and expect your request to be listened to whenever medically safe to do so.
  • Feel emotionally safe within the healthcare setting.
  • Expect care that utilizes the most up-to-date information available.
  • A clear understanding of the financial obligations you will incur.

Clients Are Responsible To:

  • Provide the doctors and staff with complete and accurate medical information.
  • Request additional information when you don’t understand.
  • Inform the staff if you anticipate having difficulty following the recommended treatment.
  • Be respectful and courteous.

Meet the financial obligations associated with your care.