Patient Practices

Patient Rights

Respect and Dignity Each patient has the right to be treated with consideration, respect, and dignity, acknowledging his/her individuality and the values that affect his/her response to care. Patients are treated with kindness, compassion and in a caring manner with honest and open answers.

Patients Served Patients are served without regard to age, race, income, nationality, religious affiliation, or disability.

Refusal of Services Hope Clinic reserves the right to refuse treatment to any patient.

Privacy Each patient can expect that all those involved in his/her care will honor his/her right to privacy and ensure the privacy and confidentiality of his/her care and medical record. Patient information is only disclosed as required by law.

Identity Each patient has the right to know the name, position, and professional relationship of all individuals involved in his/her care.

Services Provided We offer pregnancy testing, ultrasound diagnosis, and decision coaching to all patients. We offer accurate information about our patients’ medical concerns, including benefits and risks related to all pregnancy options. We do not offer, recommend or refer for abortions or abortifacients.

Information Each patient has the right to expect to receive sufficient information, in terms he/she can understand, regarding treatment and follow up care.

Participate in Care Decisions Each patient has the right to participate in the decisions affecting his/her care in collaboration with Hope Clinic, except when such participation is not feasible for medical reasons.

Refuse Treatment Each patient has the right to accept medical care or refuse treatment.

Access to a Medical Record Each patient has the right to inspect and obtain a copy of his/her personal medical record and to expect a reasonable and timely transfer of information from one physician to another.

Resolution of Patient Complaints Each patient has the right to expect that Hope Clinic will review all patient complaints without compromising the patient’s future access to care.

Governance Hope Clinic is governed by a board of directors and operates in accordance with its Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, and stated purpose and mission. Medical services are provided under the supervision of a licensed physician and according to all applicable laws and pertinent medical standards.

Patient Responsibilities

Providing Information Each patient is responsible for providing, to the best of his/her knowledge, accurate and complete information about his/her identity, present complaints, past illnesses, medications and other matters relating to his/her health. Each patient is responsible for reporting perceived risks in his/her care, and unexpected changes in his/her condition.

Asking Questions Each patient is responsible for making known whether he/she clearly comprehends the treatment and follow-up care plan, and what is expected of him/her. He/she is responsible to fully participate in decisions involving his/her own health care and to accept the consequences of these decisions.

Following Instructions Each patient is responsible for following the treatment plan recommended by the Healthcare Professional. He/she should express concerns regarding his/her inability to comply with a planned course of treatment and in understanding the consequences of any treatment alternatives.

Refusal of Treatment Each patient is responsible for his/her actions. Pregnancy Choices of Hattiesburg assumes no responsibility for the consequences if the patient does not follow the Healthcare Professional’s instructions.

Respect and Consideration Each patient is responsible to be considerate of the rights of others; to help control noise and disturbances; to follow the no smoking policy; and to respect all staff, volunteers, and personal property. Each patient is responsible for keeping his/her appointment. If unable to do so, we appreciate notice prior to the scheduled appointment.

Patient Notices

Disclaimer We do not perform, refer for, or prescribe abortifacients, abortions, or birth control. We refer all patients for continuing medical care.

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