Patients Rights and Responsibilities


Your Rights as a Patient

  • Get fair medical care regardless of race, gender, religion, and disability at all times and under all conditions.
  • Know the name of your treating physician and of those who are taking care of you.
  • Have an atmosphere that respects your personal privacy where you can discuss openly and in full confidentiality everything about your illness.
  • Know all the benefits/risks related to your medical procedures and to sign an informed consent related to your medical care.
  • Accept or refuse medical care/ treatment and to be told of the medical outcomes of refusal and to sign the consent for that purpose.
  • Be involved in the decision making of your care plan.
  • Expect prompt and effective assessment and treatment of pain.
  • Have an access to a patient advocacy representative or hospital administrator upon request or compliant at anytime.
  • Have a second opinion following to the IMC administrative and financial rules and regulation.


Your Responsibilities as a Patient

  • Know and follow Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and IMC rules and regulations.
  • Maintain the IMC non-smoking policy.
  • Be considerate of the rights of other patients and hospital personnel.
  • Follow the treatment plan recommended by your doctor, including following the instructions of your nurses and other health care providers.
  • Help maintain hospital properties from destruction.
  • Pay all your financial obligations associated with your care, admission or any other services.
  • Complete all forms requested by the hospital when having an operation, procedure.
  • Sign the "Discharge against Medical Advice" form if you insisted on leaving against medical advice.
  • Make all necessary precautions not to infect others in case you were told that you have a contagious disease and you should inform your spouse/immediate family about the disease.
  • Provide accurate and complete information concerning your present complaints, past illnesses, hospitalizations, medications and other matters relating to your health.
  • Report any perceived risks in your care and unexpected changes in your condition to the responsible practitioner.

Contact Information

International Medical Center
PO Box 2172 Jeddah 21451
Saudi Arabia
Phone:   +966 12 650 9000
Fax:   +966 2 653 5045