Austin Oaks Hospital complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Austin Oaks Hospital does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.
Austin Oaks Hospital:
- 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, ask for the Director of Clinical Services.
If you believe that Austin Oaks Hospital 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 with: Susan Bednar-Haynes, Patient Advocate, 1407 W. Stassney Lane, Austin, TX 78.745, (512) 440-4800, Fax. 512-440-4835, Email: [email protected] You can file a grievance in person, by mail, fax, or email. If you need help filing a grievance, Susan Bednar-Haynes, Patient Advocate is available to help you.
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://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html.