Patient Rights and Responsibilities

Thank you for choosing BJC HealthCare for your health care needs. As a patient receiving care at any of our hospitals, we want you to know the rights you have as a hospital patient early in your care. These rights include, among others, respectful and considerate treatment, involvement in making decisions about your care, privacy of your health information, and designating the individuals who can visit you or be involved in your care during your stay.   

Along with your patient rights, you and your family have responsibilities such as providing accurate information to your doctors and asking questions if you do not understand your care. By taking an active role in your care, you can help us meet your health needs. 

We will offer you a copy of your patient rights and responsibilities soon after you arrive at the hospital. You may also see the patient rights and responsibilities for the BJC HealthCare hospital that you choose for your care by clicking on any of the links below. While all of the BJC HealthCare hospitals support the same patient rights, some hospitals have different visiting hours, contact information or related limitations due to the specialty care provided by that hospital.

If you need help understanding your rights and responsibilities or would like more information, please ask your nurse or other staff for assistance. We are here to help!

BJC HealthCare hospitals:

Alton Memorial Hospital

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Boone Hospital Center

Christian Hospital (including Northwest HealthCare)

Missouri Baptist Medical Center

Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital

Parkland Health Center – Farmington and Bonne Terre

Progress West Hospital

St. Louis Children’s Hospital