Patient Information - St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital

patient information at st. mary's hospital in athens, ga

Patients are the most important people at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital. We are here to meet your needs and strive to exceed your expectations for compassionate, high-quality care. Our staff is available to help with requests for interpretation, assist with advance directives and to ensure your right to the best care possible. If you have any concerns or need more information about your inpatient or outpatient visit to St. Mary’s Good Samaritan, please call 706.453.7331.

About Your Stay

Information for patients coming to St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital, especially those who expect to be admitted for at least one night.

Insurance Information

St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital is contracted with the numerous insurance or managed care plans.

Financial Assistance Information

In keeping with our mission and commitment to our community, St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital offers several payment options and financial assistance programs for our patients.

Rights and Responsibilities

St. Mary’s Health Care System's statement of Patient Rights and Responsibilities, including information about seeking external review from the State of Georgia and the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

Patient Safety

St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital is committed to the safety of our patients, from reducing the risk of infection to ensuring your doctor has all the information needed to prescribe the right medicine for you. Patient Safety is a growing field in modern health care, and you — as a patient or a patient's loved one — are the most important member of the team.

Your Privacy

The full text of St. Mary’s Summary of Privacy Practices, available in English and Spanish.

Patients with Disabilities

St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital, as part of St. Mary's Health Care system is committed to providing the highest quality of care to all patients. We strive to ensure all patients with disabilities have reasonable and equal access to our facilities.

Language Services

To request any kind of language interpretation services, please call case management at 706.453.5195

Inpatient Care Concerns

Staff is available for patients and their loved ones to voice compliments or concerns for improved care and service. To voice a concern for internal review, please contact 706.453.7331.

St. Mary’s Ethics Committee

St. Mary's Ethics Committee is available to review ethical questions. Please ask to speak to a chaplain to facilitate this service.

Advance Directives for Health Care

Advance directives are written instructions regarding your medical care preferences. Download a copy of Georgia Advance Directive for Health Care here.Adobe Acrobat