Your Rights and Responsibilities

At OHSU, we provide patient- and family-centered care. That means:

  • We know who you are and care about you as a unique individual.
  • We attend to your physical, emotional and spiritual needs.
  • We acknowledge that we are guests in your life.
  • We earn your trust and become your partner.

As an OHSU patient, you have several rights, including the right to respect, privacy and dignity. As an OHSU patient, you and your visitors also have responsibilities, such as the responsibility to be considerate and respectful of others.

View a full list of your rights and responsibilities

Concerns, compliments and suggestions

Do you have concerns about your care or your safety while at OHSU?

Please talk with us about your concerns, pass along compliments and suggest ways we can improve. If you are concerned or upset about your visit, we would like you to talk with the manager of the service before you leave. He or she often can solve the problem or clear up a misunderstanding. If you still have a concern after talking with the manager, please contact OHSU Patient Relations by phone, mail or fax.

If we still have not addressed your concern, the following resources are also available to assist you:

  • Oregon Health Authority, Health Care Regulation and Quality Improvement
    800 N.E. Oregon Street, Suite 305, Portland, OR 97232
    971-673-0540
    Fax: 971-673-0556
    mailbox.hclc@state.or.us
  • DNV-GL Healthcare
    400 Techne Center Drive, Suite 100, Milford, OH 45150
    866-496-9647
    Fax: 513-947-1250
  • State Quality Improvement Org., Acumentra Health
    2020 S.W. Fourth Avenue, Suite 520, Portland, OR 97201
    503-279-0100
    Fax: 503-279-0190
  • The Joint Commission (TJC)
    Office of Quality Monitoring
    One Renaissance Boulevard, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
    800-994-6610
    Fax: 630-792-5636