Welcome to Athens Regional Health System. We're honored to be your healthcare partner. As partners, we want to involve you in treatment decisions and ensure clear, effective communication. We will give excellent care in accordance with our mission and guiding principles, and as permitted by law and scope of practice.
While you are a patient with us, you, your family and/or legal guardian have the following rights and responsibilities:
To receive considerate, respectful and compassionate care in a safe environment regardless of your age, color, national origin, culture, ethnicity, language, socioeconomic status, religion, physical or mental disability, gender, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression, or manner of payment.
To receive emergency treatment to stabilize your condition if presenting to the hospital emergency department.
If you have a change to make to your medical records, please complete and submit this form.
You can fax completed forms to our Health Information Management Department at 706-475-6961. For more information about medical records, call 706-475-3361 and press option 1.
NEW! Use the patient portal to request and receive medical records requests.
To consent or refuse treatment, as permitted by law, throughout your course of care. When refusal of treatment by you or your representative prevents the provision of appropriate care in accordance with professional standards, our relationship with you may be terminated upon reasonable notice.
To consult with a specialist at your own request and expense.
To transfer to another facility if requested or recommended. We will discuss risks, benefits and alternatives with you, and will transfer you if the receiving facility accepts the request.
To be involved in your discharge plan and to receive written discharge instructions.
Any member of the healthcare team, the patient, legal guardian and/or any member of the patient’s family may consult the Ethics Committee at any time.
To have an advance directive, such as a living will or durable power of attorney of health. These documents express your choices about your future care or name someone to act on your behalf if you cannot speak for yourself.
To request and receive an itemized and detailed explanation of your total bill and available payment methods for services rendered in the hospital.
To voice your questions, compliments, concerns or complaints to any member of the healthcare team or to a Patient Experience Representative at 706-475-3397.
If your concerns remain unresolved, you may contact:
|Department of Community Health
2 Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
Office of Quality Monitoring
One Renaissance Boulevard
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
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1199 Prince Avenue, Athens, GA 30606