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Notice of Nondiscrimination

The Children’s Mercy Hospital complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex. The Children’s Mercy Hospital does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex.

The Children’s Mercy 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)

  • Provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as:

    • Qualified medical interpreters

    • Information written in other languages

If you need these services, contact The Children’s Mercy Hospital Language Services Department at: (816) 234-3474

If you have indicated your need for interpreter services at the time of scheduling, interpreter services will be coordinated for you in advance. However, should you need interpreter services at another time, please contact The Children’s Mercy Hospital at the above phone number. 

If you believe that The Children’s Mercy 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:

Patient Advocate Department
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 234-3119
Fax: (816) 460-1091
Email: patientadvocate@cmh.edu

You can file a grievance in person or by mail, fax or email. If you need help filing a grievance, the Patient Advocate Department 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/phone at:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 509F, HHH Building
Washington, D.C. 20201
1-800-868-1019, 800-537-7697 (TDD)

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