Patient Rights & Responsibilities
At McFarland Clinic, we respect your rights as a patient. We want you to know these rights as well as responsibilities to yourself, your physician, other patients and McFarland Clinic.
As a patient, you have the right:
- To be treated with respect, including recognition of personal beliefs and values.
- To receive care in a setting and environment committed to patient safety.
- To have a chaperone present during an office examination.
- To privacy and confidentiality.
- To coordination and continuity of your health care.
- To know the identity of physicians, nurses and others involved in your care.
- To information presented in terms you can understand, including treatment and care options.
- To be involved in decisions regarding your health care plan.
- To reasonable access to health care.
- To access health care records according to the McFarland Clinic Notice of Privacy Practices.
- To be heard if problems, complaints or grievances arise.
- To be informed of charges for services as well as payment options.
As a patient, you have a responsibility:
- To provide complete medical information to your health care providers.
- To ask questions so that you have a clear understanding.
- To make informed decisions.
- To report any changes in your health.
- To understand your health problems and to follow agreed upon plans and instructions for your care.
- To recognize the impact of your lifestyle choices on your personal health.
- To keep scheduled appointments, or to reschedule in a timely manner.
- To respect the rights, privacy and confidentiality of other patients and clinic personnel.
- To not bring weapons into McFarland Clinic facilities.
- To accept financial obligations and understand your health insurance benefits.