Patient Responsibilities at EvergreenHealth

As a patient or client, you have the responsibility to:

  • Participate in decisions involving your care.
  • Provide a complete and accurate medical history to the best of your knowledge, and provide information about current medications or treatments.
  • Ask questions and seek clarification about your diagnosis, course of treatment or care plan.
  • Provide information about complications or health symptoms.
  • Follow the proposed course of treatment or care, recommendations and advice, upon which you and your provider have agreed.
  • Be considerate of the rights of other patients and clients, care personnel and property.
  • Provide accurate and timely information about sources of payment and your ability to meet financial obligations.
  • Make it known whether you understand what is expected of you, and whether you are able and willing to comply.
  • Parents and guardians may represent or assist a patient or client in fulfilling these rights and responsibilities.