Non-Discrimination Policies

Visitor Policy

MedStar Washington Hospital Center promotes and supports a patient and family centered approach to care delivered in a context sensitive to the importance of relationships. All hospitalized patients have the right to have visitors of their choice during their stay, unless visitation interferes with the well-being, rights or safety of others, or is not medically indicated in the patient’s care.  MedStar Washington Hospital Center will not deny visitation privileges based on race, religion, ethnicity, language, culture, size, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, socioeconomic status, physical or mental ability or disability. Patients will be informed of these rights upon admission to the hospital.

Patient Non-Discriminatory Notice 

Under District of Columbia law, MedStar Washington Hospital Center has an important obligation to make its services available to all people in the community. MedStar Washington Hospital Center does not discriminate against a patient for services because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, sexual preference, gender identity, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, physical handicap, source of income, place of residence or business, or because a patient or applicant for services is covered by a program such as Medicare or Medicaid. The Hospital Center is also obligated to provide a reasonable volume of services without charge or at a reduced charge to persons unable to pay.

Employment Non-Discriminatory Notice

Consistent with its Mission, MWHC is committed to providing equal opportunity for all associates and candidates for employment. MWHC is an Equal Opportunity Employer that prohibits unlawful discrimination or harassment in any employment decision, or in the administration of any personnel policy, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, disability, matriculation, political affiliation, military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local equal employment laws and/or regulations.