Jefferson University Hospitals

Patient Policies

As a patient at Jefferson, you have the right to participate in decisions about your care. You also have multiple additional rights as a patient. These include, but are not limited to, your right to:

  • Privacy and confidentiality
  • Quality health care
  • A safe environment
  • Prompt emergency treatment
  • Be treated as an individual
  • Be communicated with clearly
  • Know the identity of Hospital personnel
  • Services without discrimination
  • Access your medical records
  • Give informed consent
  • An advanced directive
  • Request or decline treatment
  • Be free from restraints
  • Be informed of experimental, research, donor programs and educational activities
  • An advocate

You may read the Rights and Responsibilities of Patients statement in its entirety.