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. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, services and auxiliary aids are available upon request.
Designated parking spaces for disabled persons are available in all public parking lots, in front of the building, in emergency department parking, and behind the building. For more information on parking, click here.
Wheelchairs are available in the lobby and the emergency department. Our staff and volunteers are available to assist visitors using wheelchairs.
Wheelchair accessible dining facilities are available in the cafeteria. Assistance is available upon request.
Automatic doors are located at the main entrances and the entrance to the emergency department.
Guide, Hearing, and Service Dogs
Disabled individuals using appropriately certified canines as auxiliary aides will have access to St. Mary’s Good Samaritan facilities.
Restrooms & Public Phones
St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital is equipped with restrooms designated for disabled individuals and wheelchair accessible telephones.
Hearing Impaired Services
The services listed below are available to our hearing impaired patients, free of charge. Please let your nurse know if you need any of these services during your hospital stay.
Video Remote Interpreting for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Patients: St. Mary’s Good Samaritan has a service available 24/7 for online certified sign language interpreters to assist in communication with deaf/ hard of hearing patients and their families who use sign language. This program is very easy to use. St. Mary’s Good Samaritan has a dedicated laptop specific for this purpose that will allow three-way communication between the patient, interpreter and care provider. When sign language services are needed, please contact the nursing staff.
If any additional services are required to help you with effective communication during your stay, please discuss them with your nurse, request a consultation with your case manager, or call 706.453.5195. Your health is our mission!
Additional Information About Language Services: To request any kind of language interpretation services, please call 706.453.5195.
To learn more about Patient’s Rights and Responsibilities click here.