Important Policies

If you have any questions about the policies listed on these pages, please contact WhidbeyHealth Medical Center at 360.678.7656 or 360.321.7656, ext. 3350.

Admission Policy

WhidbeyHealth Medical Center’s policy and practice is to admit and treat all persons without regard to color, race, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, handicap, pregnancy, veteran’s status, religion, country of origin or financial status or any other categories protected by federal or state law.

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Advance Directives Policy

WhidbeyHealth recognizes the autonomy of adult patients and their right to consent to or refuse medical care.  Patient choices regarding care may be expressed verbally or via written Advance Directives.

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Availability of Charity Care

Whidbey Island Public Hospital District is committed to providing healthcare services to all persons in need of medical attention regardless of ability to pay.

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Do Not Resuscitate (DNR)/Do Not Attempt Resuscitation (DNAR) Policy

Do Not Resuscitate (DNR)/Do Not Attempt Resuscitation (DNAR) is defined as the withholding of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in the event of a patient’s sudden cardiopulmonary arrest.

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Notice of Nondiscrimination and Accessibility to Healthcare

WhidbeyHealth complies with applicable federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

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Notice of Privacy Policy

Whidbey Island Public Hospital District Notice of Privacy Practices, effective May 1, 2013.

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Patient Access to Their Protected Health Information (PHI)

Our policy is to provide individuals or their personal representatives with access to protected health information (PHI) in accordance with 45 CFR 164.524.

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Patient Nondiscrimination Policy

This policy ensures that all patients and visitors of WhidbeyHealth Medical Center and its clinics are treated with equality, in a welcoming, nondiscriminatory manner, consistent with applicable state and federal law.

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Patient Rights and Responsibilities

As a WhidbeyHealth patient, you have many rights to ensure you receive the best care possible. You also have responsibilities that help both you and your caregivers make informed decisions about your treatment while you are in our care.

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Reproductive Healthcare Policy

Consistent with Washington law, WhidbeyHealth believes that every woman has a right to plan if, when and how to have a family.

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State of Washington Death with Dignity Act Policy

WhidbeyHealth does not mandate that any physician provider participate in the “Washington State Death with Dignity Act,” nor encourage any provider to do so. It is the individual provider’s decision to participate.

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Withholding or Withdrawing Life Support Policy

WhidbeyHealth recognizes patient rights to exercise their autonomy to make decisions about their own healthcare in accordance with the Patient Self-Determination Act. This policy applies to any patient with decision-making capacity, a valid advance directive, and/or a legally appointed health care representative (proxy).

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