Patient Rights & Responsibilities

Students receiving services at any USC student health center have the right:

  • To be treated with respect, consideration, and dignity
  • To privacy concerning your health care
  • To select your own clinician, whenever possible
  • To receive complete information regarding the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of year health problem
  • To receive information from health care professionals and other staff members in the language or manner primarily used
  • To be seen in a timely manner for your health concerns
  • To participate in decision involving your health care, except when such participation is contraindicated for medical or behavioral reasons
  • To receive adequate information necessary to provide information consent prior to the stat of any procedure, test or treatment
  • To refuse treatment, or to ask for a second opinion, or an alternative course of treatment, and to be informed of the medical consequences of your actions
  • To receive an explanation of any service charge incurred
  • To ask for a prescription for an outside pharmacy or to have diagnostic tests performed at another facility
  • To access your medical record
  • To be informed of any proposed participation in research projects or human experimentation and you have the right to refuse such participation

Students receiving services at any USC student health center have the responsibility:

  • To treat your clinician and any other USC Student Health staff member with the same respect, consideration, and dignity that you would like to receive
  • To provide complete, accurate information about your medications and any allergies or sensitivities to your clinician so that the best decisions may be made about your healthcare
  • To provide complete and honest information to any USC Student Health staff member
  • To cancel or change your appointment in a timely manner to allow others in need to have access to a health care provider
  • To cancel or change your appointment in a timely manner in order to allow others in need to have access to a health care provider
  • To make sure you understand, or that you ask questions in order to clarify your understanding of your medical condition and treatment
  • To follow the treat prescribed by our provider and participate in your care including completing medication and returning for follow-up appointments
  • To be cost conscious, to use the service wisely and to pay any bill promptly.
  • To accept personal financial responsibility for any charges not covered by your insurance
  • To provide a responsible adult to transport you home from facility when needed
  • To take care of your personal health and wellness

If you have any questions about these rights and responsibilities, please do not hesitate to ask any ECSHC staff member in person or by calling 323-442-5631.