Student Rights & Responsibilities

Student Rights

Student Health and Wellness Services provides confidential services to you. Students deserve and can expect courteous reception and acceptance; expeditious and accurate assessment and diagnosis; prompt, effective, and humane treatment; and an appropriate explanation of their health problem.

Your rights include the right to:

  • Humane Care and Treatment
    Students are treated with dignity and consideration, and their beliefs and convictions are respected.
  • Competent Treatment
    Health care is delivered by qualified professionals and all referrals are made to qualified providers as needed.
  • Accurate Information
    Diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of illness or health related conditions will be discussed. Patient education will include recommendations and instructions for achieving and maintaining good health.
  • Confidentiality Regarding Disclosures and Records
    Written permission is required before releasing any information or records to anyone not directly connected with your care.
  • Information Regarding Fees for Service
    North Idaho College will provide explanation of what services may be involved, charges and policies regarding method of payment.

Student Responsibilities

The student is a consumer of health and medical services and has responsibilities as well as rights. You can help yourself by being responsible in the following ways:

  • Be Honest and Direct
    Giving accurate and honest history of your symptoms and conditions.
  • Seek Understanding
    Making sure you understand and agree with your treatment plan including fees, laboratory tests, medication dosage and schedule, limitations, and follow-up care.
  • Show Courtesy
    By showing courtesy and respect to health care personnel and other patients.
  • Keep Appointments
    By keeping your appointments. Please cancel or reschedule as far in advance as possible, so that the time may be given to someone else.
  • Be Compliant
    Compliance with your treatment plan is an integral part of reaching and maintaining optimal good health. Follow the prescribed and agreed upon plan and report any change in your condition.
  • Practice Good Health Habits
    Become informed about healthy and safe behaviors. Know your body and recognize warning signs before you become ill. Identify and give up harmful and unhealthy habits.
  • Payments
    By paying for services, when required, in a timely manner.