Partner in Your Care

You are the most important member of your health care team. There are many ways to participate in your care at UTMB Health. We encourage you to speak openly with your health care team, take part in your treatment choices, and promote your own safety by being involved with your care.

Know Your Rights

Know Your RightsYou have rights and a role regarding your treatment and care. This brochure has questions and answers to help you learn about your rights and role as a patient. Knowing your rights and role can help you make better decisions about your care. Download the Brochure

Hand HygieneIt's Okay to Ask!

Hand HygieneIt's okay to ask anyone who enters your room, whether it's your doctor, nurse, or a visitor, if they have performed hand hygiene before entering. Practicing proper hand hygiene is important to preventing the spread of germs and potential infections. Learn more about hand hygiene.

Speak Up if you have questions or concerns.

Speak upEveryone has a role in making health care safe, including your doctors, nurses and many health care technicians—and it includes you and your family. As a patient, you can make your care safer by being an active, involved and informed member of your health care team. Download the Brochure

Proper Patient IdentificationTwo Methods of Identification

Patient IdentificationFor your protection, it is important that we positively identify you prior to every test, treatment, procedure or service provided. For this reason, staff will regularly ask you to state your name, verify your date of birth, and/or verify your hospital identification (ID) band. Do not be afraid to tell a health care professional if you think he/she has confused you with another patient. Learn more about 2 types of identification.