Patient Information

As a patient at Rockford Health System, you may find the following information helpful.

Access Standards
The facilities at Rockford Health System are accessible for disabled/handicapped patients. This page indicates the steps we have taken to be fully compliant with federal and state law.

Advance Directives
An advance directive is a legal document that informs your health care providers  your wishes about your healthcare and  authorizes another person to make healthcare decisions for you if you are unable to make informed healthcare decisions for yourself.

Authorization for Release of Medical Record Information
Prior to sending your health records to anyone, you must complete this form, granting us authorization. [Spanish version]

Clinical Ethics Consultation
Ethics consultation is a service provided to assist the patient, family, health care providers or other involved parties to address uncertainty or conflict regarding  issues that emerge in healthcare.

Financial Assistance and Discount Program
Rockford Memorial Hospital provides healthcare regardless of the patient’s ability to pay for such care.

Honor Your Caregiver at Rockford Memorial Hospital
If you experienced exceptional care by a physician, nurse, therapist, social worker or other hospital employee, please take a moment to recognize that person with an “Honor Your Caregiver” gift to the Rockford Memorial Development Foundation. 

Insurance Coverage
Rockford Memorial Hospital accepts insurance from a wide variety of companies.

Interpreter Services
When an individual does not  speak or understand the predominate language, English, Rockford Health System will provide interpreters  to ensure that  the patient and/or their legal representative are able to effectively communicate with the health care provider/s and understand their medical condition and treatment options. Click here to see a list of the available interpreters.

Patient Responsibilities
In order to provide the highest quality of care/service,  Rockford Health System has identified several essential elements required of the patient/family

Patient Rights
To protect the basic rights of individuals, Rockford Health System has adopted the following guidelines to ensure the rights of each patient.

Patient Safety Issues

 Privacy Policy
This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.

Service Animals
Service Animals are permitted to accompany a patient or visitor into all areas of the Rockford Health System, with a few exceptions.