Patient Complaint Process

The complaint process

We ask patients or families who have problems, complaints or concerns to follow the process described below. These steps ensure patients first seek assistance from staff members who are most familiar with their care, and who can provide additional options if needed:

1. Please speak with the members of your healthcare team first. Usually, they can quickly resolve most issues.

2. If you are not satisfied with the response you have received from your health care team, call Patient Relations at 503-494-7959, stop by the office to talk with our staff or fill out a patient feedback form below: 

You also may send a written concern to: 

Patient Relations Dept - UHS-3
Oregon Health & Science University
3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97239-3098

3. If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Patient Relations office, you may contact the following outside resources to register your complaint:

  • The Office of Civil Rights
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Centralized Case Management Operations
    200 Independence Avenue S.W., Room 509F, HHH Building
    Washington, D.C. 20201 
    Phone: 800-868-1019
    Phone: 800-537-7697 (TDD)