Nondiscrimination Philosophy

LGBTQ CombinedHackensack Meridian Health supports and follows a nondiscrimination philosophy against persons in its admission and services.

We support The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (N.J.S.A. 10:5-12) (LAD) as well as Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 (42 U.S.C. 18116) and its implementing regulations at 45 CFR part 92. It is unlawful to subject people to differential treatment based on race, creed, color, national origin (including immigration status and English language proficiency), nationality, ancestry, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sex stereotyping, familial status, marital status, domestic partnership or civil union status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (including with respect to access to facilities), atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, liability for military service, and mental or physical disability, perceived disability, and AIDS and HIV status.
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION

DISCRIMINATION IS AGAINST THE LAW

Hackensack Meridian Health complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude people or treat them differently in its admission, services, or employment on the basis of age, race, color, ethnicity, national origin (including immigration status and English language proficiency), religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, sex stereotyping, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression.

Hackensack Meridian Health:

  • 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)
  • Provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as:
    • Qualified interpreters
    • Information written in other languages

If you need these services, contact the Chief Patient Experience Officer at 848-888-4600.

If you believe that Hackensack Meridian Health has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, or sex, you can file a grievance with:

Thomas Flynn, Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer

Hackensack Meridian Health

343 Thornall Street, 8th Floor
Edison, NJ 08837
Phone: 551-996-4205
Fax: 848-888-4731
Email: thomas.flynn@hmhn.org

You can file a grievance in person or by mail, fax, or email. If you need help filing a grievance, the Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer or another team member designated by the Chief Compliance Officer 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/smartscreen/main.jsf or by mail or phone at:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue SW.Room 509F, HHH Building,
Washington, DC 20201
1-800-368-1019, 800-537-7697 (TDD).

Complaint forms are available at https://www.hhs.gov/ocr/complaints/index.html

Español (Spanish)

ATENCIÓN: si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al 1-848-888-4600.

繁體中文 (Chinese)

注意:如果您使用繁體中文,您可以免費獲得語言援助服務。請致電 1-848-888-4600.

한국어 (Korean)

주의: 한국어를 사용하시는 경우, 언어 지원 서비스를 무료로 이용하실 수 있습니다. 1-848-888-4600 번으로 전화해 주십시오.

Português (Portuguese)

ATENÇÃO: Se fala português, encontram-se disponíveis serviços linguísticos, grátis. Ligue para 1-848-888-4600.

ગુજરાતી (Gujarati)

સુચના: જો તમે ગુજરાતી બોલતા હો, તો નિ:શુલ્ક ભાષા સહાય સેવાઓ તમારા માટે ઉપલબ્ધ છે. ફોન કરો 1-848-888-4600.

Polski (Polish)

UWAGA: Jeżeli mówisz po polsku, możesz skorzystać z bezpłatnej pomocy językowej. Zadzwoń pod numer 1-848-888-4600.

Italiano (Italian)

ATTENZIONE: In caso la lingua parlata sia l'italiano, sono disponibili servizi di assistenza linguistica gratuiti. Chiamare il numero 1-848-888-4600.

Tagalog (Tagalog – Filipino)

PAUNAWA: Kung nagsasalita ka ng Tagalog, maaari kang gumamit ng mga serbisyo ng tulong sa wika nang walang bayad. Tumawag sa 1-848-888-4600.

العربية (Arabic)

ملحوظة: إذا كنت تتحدث اذكر اللغة، فإن خدمات المساعدة اللغوية تتوافر لك بالمجان. اتصل برقم 1- 848-888-4600 (رقم هاتف الصم والبكم:

Kreyòl Ayisyen (French Creole)

ATANSYON: Si w pale Kreyòl Ayisyen, gen sèvis èd pou lang ki disponib gratis pou ou. Rele 1-848-888-4600.

Русский (Russian)

ВНИМАНИЕ: Если вы говорите на русском языке, то вам доступны бесплатные услуги перевода. Звоните 1-848-888-4600.

हिंदी (Hindi)

ध्यान दें: यदि आप हिंदी बोलते हैं तो आपके लिए मुफ्त में भाषा सहायता सेवाएं उपलब्ध हैं। 1-848-888-4600 पर कॉल करें।

Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)

CHÚ Ý: Nếu bạn nói Tiếng Việt, có các dịch vụ hỗ trợ ngôn ngữ miễn phí dành cho bạn. Gọi số 1-848-888-4600.

Français (French)

ATTENTION : Si vous parlez français, des services d'aide linguistique vous sont proposés gratuitement. Appelez le 1-848-888-4600.

اُردُو (Urdu)

خبردار: اگر آپ اردو بولتے ہیں، تو آپ کو زبان کی مدد کی خدمات مفت میں دستیاب ہیں ۔ کال کریں 1-848-888-4600.

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