Patient Rights and Responsibilities

As a patient of the UCSD Student Health Services

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO:

  • Receive considerate and respectful care
  • Receive complete, current, and clear information about your diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis
  • Give informed consent prior to the start of any procedure and/or treatment
  • Change primary or specialty health care provider, if available
  • Refuse treatment to the extent permitted by law
  • Confidentiality as prescribed by law
  • Consent or refuse to participate in research projects affecting your care
  • Know about any fees for service
  • Know the appropriate channels for expressing comments and grievances about services

YOU HAVE THE RESPONSIBLITY TO:

  • Show respect for staff and other patients
  • Provide information needed to assure proper evaluation and care
  • Ask questions about your care
  • Understand the prescribed treatment
  • Give feedback about policies and quality of care
  • Take an active role in your health through health education materials and programs
  • Participate fully in your health care

Related forms and information:

Consent for Medical Treatment - for any student under 18 years of age seeking health care. Have a parent/guardian sign it, and fax it to our Medical Records Department at (858) 534-7545. If you have questions, call Medical Records at (858) 534-2139.

HIPAA Guidelines - Your rights and our obligations regarding the use and disclosure of your medical information in accordance with state and federal regulations.

Notice of Privacy Practices form