Ambulatory Surgery Center Patient Bill of Rights

Patient rights will be exercised without regard to sex, culture, economic, educational, or religious background or the source of his or her background or the source of payment for care.

Patients can expect:

  • Considerate and respectful care.
  • Appropriate privacy.
  • Patient disclosures and individual medical records are confidential and secure, except when
    required by law for reporting purposes. Patients have the right to sign a waiver of release if they so
    choose.
  • Patients and/or a designated individual by the patient or legally responsible persons are provided, to
    the degree known, with complete information concerning diagnosis, evaluation, treatment and
    prognosis.
  • Patients are given the opportunity to participate in decisions involving their health care.
  • Information is available to patients and staff regarding:
    • Patient rights.
    • Patient conduct and responsibilities.
    • Provisions for After Hours and Urgent Care - call 603-695-2500 and the provider on call
      will respond.
    • Fees for Services - call 800-238-0505.
    • For payment arrangements or to request financial assistance, call 844-808-0730.
    • Right to refuse to participate in experimental research.
    • Advance Directives
    • Credentials of healthcare providers will be offered on request.
  • Patients have the right to change providers if another qualified provider is available.
  • Patients are informed about process of expressing suggestions, complaints, compliments, or
    grievances.
  • To contact Patient Relations, call 603-629-1859.
  • Patient has the right to be free of all abuse or harassment.
  • Patient has the right to be fully informed about the treatment, procedure and expected outcome
    prior to procedure.
  • If a patient is adjudged incompetent under applicable state health and safety laws by the court, the
    rights of the patient are exercised by the person appointed under state law to act on the patient’s
    behalf.
  • If a court has not adjudged a patient as incompetent, any legal representative designated by the
    patient may exercise the rights of the patient to the extent allowed by law.
  • A patient has the right to his or her rights without being subjected to discrimination or reprisal.
  • Patients have the right to choose another facility for their care.
  • Our providers do not have a personal financial interest in the Ambulatory Surgery Center at Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinics Manchester.

Grievance policies and procedures

If you believe that Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinics Manchester has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way based on race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex, you can file a grievance. Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinics Manchester has adopted grievance procedures that provide for the prompt and equitable resolution of complaints.

To voice concerns or grievances regarding your care, please contact:

Heather Long, Director, Peri-Operative Services Community Group Practices
Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinics Manchester
100 Hitchcock Way
Manchester, NH 03101
603-629-1800

Ombudsman State of NH
129 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-6941

Department Health and Human Services
129 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
800-852-3345

Medicare Beneficiary Ombudsman
800-633-4227

Additionally, you may contact an Office of Civil Rights Coordinator at the Department of Health and Human Services to help you at:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW Room 509FHHH Building
Washington, D.C. 2021
1-800-368-1019, 1-800-537-7697 (TDD)

For more information, please refer to the Dartmouth Health Patient Rights and Privacy web page.