Greater New Bedford Community Health Center


Patient Rights and Responsibilities


  1. Choose your doctor or nurse
  2. Get a bill with a list of charges
  3. Know the names and jobs of the people who take care of you
  4. Have your records seen only by your doctor or nurse
  5. Get an answer quickly when you ask something
  6. Know how we work with other places to take care of you
  7. Get a copy of our patient rules
  8. Know about free and low cost health care
  9. See your records and get a copy of them
  10. Say no to having students or observers help take care of you
  11. Say no to being in research or education projects
  12. Be alone with your doctor or nurse when they treat you
  13. Be treated right away if you might die, even if you don't have insurance or cannot pay
  14. Know the facts about any test or treatment before you say yes to it
  15. Get copies of bills we send to other places that take care of you
  16. Know how your doctor works with the other places that take care of you-including if he or she is paid by them
  17. Get copies of bills to or payments from your insurer or health care program
  18. For patients with breast cancer, to be told about all the ways it can be treated
  19. For patients getting breast implants, to be told about all the risks
  20. For women having a baby, to know the facts about all the things we may do during labor and birthGet help with pain


Accredited by the Joint Commission

The Greater New Bedford Community Health/Dental Center wants to provide every patient with good quality health care. It is important that all patients become a partner with the health care providers by taking the following responsibilities:
Provide complete medical information about present health problems, past illnesses, hospitalizations, medications and other matters regarding my health.

Failure to meet these responsibilities may result in my no longer being able to receive services at the Greater New Bedford Community Health/Dental Center.

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