Discrimination Is Against the Law
Waterbury Hospital complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.
Waterbury Hospital does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.
Waterbury 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)
- Free language services to people whose primary language is not English
- Information written in other languages
If you need these services, please let your healthcare team members know.
If you believe that Waterbury 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: Nondiscrimination Compliance Coordinator, (203) 573-6700. You can file a grievance in person or by mail to the Nondiscrimination Compliance Coordinator, Waterbury Hospital, 64 Robbins Street, Waterbury Hospital, Waterbury, CT 06708. If you need help filing a grievance, the Nondiscrimination Compliance Coordinator 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.
Call: 1-(800)-368-1019, 1-(800)-537-7697 (TDD).
Complaint forms are available at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html.