Patient Responsibilities:

  • Patient has the responsibility to actively participate in decisions regarding their health care to the degree that you choose and to reasonably follow your provider¬ís health care instructions.
  • Patient has the responsibility to inform their healthcare provider of information related to past illness, treatment, and medications.
  • Patient has the responsibility to respect the rights and property of healthcare professionals, employees, and other patients.
  • Patient has the responsibility to make and promptly keep all scheduled appointments. To assure that all patients are served in a timely manner, patients are responsible for calling and changing appointments 24 hours in advance.
  • Patient has the responsibility to pay for services at the time service is provided and to provide the patient registration office with accurate, complete, and current information pertaining to insurance coverage, home address, telephone number, social security number, and Native American Indian verification.
  • Patient has the responsibility to discuss their health care problems, concerns, and personal needs with their provider in an honest manner and to inform the health care provider of any changes occurring in their health. Patients should ask questions when in need of further information or a better understanding.
  • Patient has the responsibility to cooperate with various providers involved in their care and to conduct themselves in a polite and respectful manner.
  • Patient has the responsibility to inform provider if they cannot or will not follow a certain treatment plan.
  • Patient has the responsibility to respect the rights of their health care provider and to exchange information in a non-abusive manner either physically or verbally while receiving care.
  • Patient has the responsibility to advise their provider of all changes in decisions concerning advance directives and/or persons designated by them to make health care decisions.