Nondiscrimination and Accessibility
Abbeville General provides patient care in a healthcare environment where affordable access, quality of care, patient safety, and superior service are top priorities. Abbeville General offers its services, benefits, facilities and care to all individuals and does not deny, exclude or discriminate against any person because of their race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, sex, ancestry, language, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family/parental status, marital status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, physical or mental disability (including AIDS and related conditions) or other protected characteristics under the law, in admissions, room assignments, staff and employee assignments to patients, or patient services, whether carried out by Abbeville General directly or through a contractor or any other entity with which Abbeville General arranges to carry out its programs and activities.
Abbeville General’s notice of nondiscrimination is communicated to all participants, beneficiaries, staff, and other interested persons via multiple methods, including but not limited to, placement of the notice on the hospital’s bulletin boards, posted notice in public registration areas
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Abbeville General and all of its programs and activities are accessible to and useable by disabled persons, including persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or blind, or who have other sensory impairments. Access features include:
- Convenient off-street parking designated specifically for disabled persons;
- Curb cuts and ramps between parking areas and buildings;
- Level access into first floor level with elevator access to all other floors;
- Fully accessible offices, meeting rooms, bathrooms, public waiting areas, cafeteria, patient treatment areas, including examining rooms and patient wards;
- A full range of assistive and communication aids provided to persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or blind, or with other sensory impairments. There is no additional charge for such aids. Some of these aids include:
- Qualified sign language interpreters for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing.
- Relay services for external telephone with TTY users for use by persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired.
- Readers and taped material for the blind and large print materials for the visually impaired.
- Flash cards, alphabet boards and other communication boards.
- Assistive devices for persons with impaired manual skills.
If you require any of the aids listed above, please let the receptionist or your nurse know.