Dental Patient Rights and Responsibilities
Discrimination is Against the Law
The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. UT Health San Antonio does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.
UT Health San Antonio:
- Provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as:
- Qualified sign language interpreters
- Written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats, other formats)
- Provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as:
- Qualified interpreters
- Information written in other languages
If you need these services, contact the practice where you are to be treated and they will arrange the appropriate service(s) needed.
If you believe that UT Health San Antonio has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, you can file a grievance in person, by mail, fax or telephone with the Chief Compliance Officer at:
You can also file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal, available at https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/portal/lobby.jsf or by mail or phone at:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 509F, HHH Building
Washington, D.C. 20201
1-800-368-1019, 800-537-7697 (TDD)
Complaint forms are available at http://hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html
If you speak a language other than English, language assistance services are available to you free of charge.