McFarland Clinic

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.
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