Know Your Rights as a Patient

You deserve high quality healthcare

At Community Health Partnership, we want to teach you how to be your own advocate when you visit your healthcare provider. We want you to be able to make informed decisions about your health and treatment plans. Use these helpful resources to learn about your rights as a patient to give you more control over your and your family’s healthcare to improve health outcomes.

Acknowledgement Statement

The Patients’ Rights Project was made possible by a generous grant from the County of Santa Clara, spearheaded by Santa Clara County Supervisor Sylvia Arenas.  Although the grant’s focus is on Santa Clara County Supervisorial District One (that includes parts of south San Jose, Morgan Hill, Gilroy and unincorporated areas), the resources have been shared throughout Santa Clara County with an emphasis on educating Spanish and Vietnamese-speaking residents.

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Know Your Rights Public Education Videos

Public Charge: 5 Things To Know

For more information on Patients’ Rights, visit the two websites below

1. California Department of State Hospitals

2. The California Department of Health Care Services

Collaborate with us!

Contact our Patients’ Rights Program Coordinator Alora Estrada at

1. Patients’ Rights Presentations & Workshops

2. Tabling at Outreach Events

3. Virtual Trainings on Outreach Materials

Legal or Informational Resources

These organizations may be able to provide helpful information or legal assistance at low or no cost.

Immigrant Legal Resource Center


The mission of the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) is to work with and educate immigrants, community organizations, and the legal sector to continue to build a democratic society that values diversity and the rights of all people.

Bay Area Legal Aid


Bay Area Legal Aid provides legal services in the area of health care coverage & access, including: California Health Benefit Exchange, the Covered California Health Insurance Marketplace, the Affordable Care Act, Private Health Insurance, Medi-Cal and Denti-Cal, Medicare, Medical Debt, In-Home Supportive Services, Paratransit Services, Mental Health Services, County Indigent Programs.


Siren provides legal services to all immigration rights forums such as Citizenship, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) renewals, Green Card Renewal, Citizenship Certificate, Family-based petitions, Adjustment of Status, U-visa, FBI and FOIA requests AND MORE, Refugee and Asylum assistance, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Deportation Defense and Legal Advocacy.

Asian Law Alliance

Asian Law Alliance, established in 1977, is a non-profit organization providing equal access to the justice system for Asian Pacific Islander and low-income populations in the Silicon Valley. Our mission is through providing legal counseling, community education and community organizing, we promote self-sufficiency, self-reliance, and a better quality of life for all.

Senior Adults Legal Assistance

SALA is a non-profit elder law office whose mission is to support older persons in their efforts to live safely, independently, non-institutionalized, and with dignity. Established in 1973, SALA provides free legal services and community education to Santa Clara County residents who are age 60 or older. There is no income eligibility qualification to use SALA’s services.

Protecting Immigrant Families

PIF was formed in 2017 to combat the racist and exclusionary Trump-era public charge policy and other harmful actions by the Trump administration. In March 2021, PIF was successful in persuading the federal government to take steps to rescind it.
Immigrant families can now safely use many health and human services programs, including COVID-related services and the newly expanded Child Tax Credit, without fear of negative immigration consequences. But the deep harms caused by the last administration’s policies endure.
PIF works to ensure that all of our families have access to the care and services they need to thrive.

Santa Clara County Office of Immigrant Relations

The mission of the County of Santa Clara is to plan for the needs of a dynamic community, provide quality services, and promote a healthy, safe, and prosperous community for all.