Patient Rights & Responsibilities

You have the RIGHT TO:


Expect that all aspects of your health information and records, including discussions, examinations and treatments, will be conducted in a private and safe environment.

Access our Notice of Privacy Practices



Expect confidential treatment of all communications and records relating to you. Your permission must be obtained before information is given to anyone not directly involved in your care, except as provided by law.

Authorization for Release of Medical Information Form (PDF)

Choice of Service Providers

Choose or change your provider from among the DeWeese Health Center Staff of licensed and credentialed health care professionals.

Choice of Pharmacy

Use the pharmacy of your choice.  Patients treated at the DeWeese Health Center are not required to use the health center's pharmacy.

Considerate and Respectful Care

Be treated with courtesy, respect, consideration and dignity by all who provide health care services to you regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, culture, sexual orientation, physical ability, lifestyle or any other personal attributes.

Responsive Service

Expect a timely response to any reasonable requests made for service.

Understand and Participate in Care

Receive information and explanations about your diagnosis, treatment options, and prognosis, and be an active participant in decisions regarding your health.

Language access services

Oral interpreters and written translated documents are available to e limited English proficient (LEP) or deaf or hard of hearing (HOH) patients at no charge and in accordance with federal and state laws.


You have the right to refuse treatment. You also have the right to refuse to participate in research conducted at DeWeese Health Center, and you may refuse to have a student trainee participate in your care.


Voice any of your concerns or suggestions for service.  Feedback forms are available throughout DeWeese Health Center, on our website, and upon request from any staff member.


You have a Responsibility to:

Make and Keep Appointments

Appointments may be made online, by telephone, or in person.  Every patient has the responsibility to arrive as scheduled for appointments and to call in advance of a need to cancel.

Schedule an Appointment

Collaborate with your Provider

Be an active participant in the development of your treatment plan, and follow the treatment plan as prescribed.

Provide Accurate Health Information

Disclose complete and accurate information about your health, including the use of medications, over-the-counter products and dietary supplements, allergies or sensitivities, and any living will, medical power of attorney, or other directive that could affect your care.

Ask Questions

Ask your clinician about anything you do not understand, such as a diagnosis, treatment plan, test or policy.

Meet Your Financial Obligations

You may request a statement which includes an itemized charge for all services rendered at checkout, or by contacting the Central Billing Office.  UHS accepts most insurance plans, major credit cards, cash, check, FLASHcard or direct bill to enrolled students’ Bursar accounts as payment for our services.

Provide Feedback

Tell us about any changes in your health or adverse effects of your treatment.  Discuss how you feel about your visit and fill out our brief online Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Be Respectful

Be respectful of all health care providers, staff, and other patients.