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Rights and responsibilities

Student rights

Walker Health Center treats students in a manner that recognizes their basic human rights. Students deserve and can expect courteous reception and acceptance; expeditious and accurate diagnosis; prompt, effective and humane treatment; and appropriate explanations of their health problems.

Your rights include the right to:

Humane care and treatment
Students are treated with dignity and consideration and their beliefs and convictions are respected.

Competent treatment
Health care is delivered by qualified professionals and all referrals are made to qualified providers as needed.

Accurate information
Diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of illness or health-related conditions will be discussed. Patient education will include recommendations and instructions for achieving and maintaining good health.

Confidentiality regarding disclosures and records
Written permission is required before releasing any information or records to anyone not directly connected with your care. Permission is offered for episodic illness only in order to protect the confidentiality of future visits to Mary Walker Health Center.

Information regarding fees for service
This includes explanation of what services may be involved, charges and policies regarding method of payment.

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Student responsibilities

The student is a consumer of health and medical services and has responsibilities as well as rights. You can help yourself by being responsible in the following ways:

Be honest and direct
Give accurate and honest history of your symptoms and conditions.

Seek understanding
Make sure you understand and agree with your treatment plan including: fees, laboratory tests, medication dosage and schedule, limitations and follow-up care.

Be compliant
Compliance with your treatment plan is an integral part of reaching and maintaining optimal good health. Follow the prescribed and agreed upon plan and report any change in your condition.

Practice good health habits
Become informed about healthy and safe behaviors. Know your body and recognize warning signs before you become ill. Identify and give up harmful and unhealthy habits.

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