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As a Client of the BCHC, you have the right to:

  • Be treated in a kind, dignified and respectful manner
  • Receive care without discrimination as to race, ethnic group, age, religion, disability, gender, or sexual orientation
  • Be informed about all available services (see our website bchc.ca or BCHC Program Guide)
  • Expect that all information about your care and services provided will be kept private according to the law. Information gathered from you throughout the course of your care or involvement with the Centre will be subject to the rules of confidentiality as well as the Privacy Code (see Awareness of and agreement to Confidentiality Policy, Limits to Confidentiality Policy and Privacy Code).
  • Be given information in a way you understand. If you visit for the purpose of receiving clinical attention, you have a right to understand the types of care provided before you receive care.
  • Consent to assessment and treatment based on information about the care including the pros and cons as well as associated costs.
  • To refuse treatment and be informed of the consequences.
  • Expect that all care provided on your behalf will be conducted in a professional manner.
  • Issue a complaint regarding your care at the Centre addressed to the Chief Executive Officer
  • Access the information in your health record and correct factual errors.
  • Appeal decisions to withhold or limit access to the information in your health record (see Access to Client Information).
  • Know if clinical students may be helping in your care, under supervision, and that you have the right to refuse if you do not wish to have students participate in your care.

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The Barrie Community Health Centre   “encourages personal responsibility for one’s own health and that of  the community through health promotion, illness prevention, chronic  disease management and integrated primary health care”

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