Admission/Nondiscrimination Policy

Spectrum Health complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Spectrum Health does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.


It is the policy of Spectrum Health and all subsidiary entities to provide quality healthcare to all persons. Admission and treatment decisions will be based solely on the medical needs of the patient and the capacity and capabilities of the facility to provide the medical care and treatment required.

Admission and treatment will not be denied on the basis of ethnicity, color, gender, sex, race, national origin, religion, disability, age, HIV status, veteran or military status, source of payment for services or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Patients will be treated in a manner consistent with their gender identity.

See the Patient Rights and Responsibilities (PDF) policy for further detail.

Grievance Procedure

See Patient Complaint, Grievance, Feedback policy (PDF) for further detail.


Spectrum Health reserves the right to alter, amend, modify or eliminate this policy at any time without prior written notice.


Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, (42 U.S.C §§ 2000d - 2000d-7); Section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 701), and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (42 U.S.C. 6101
et. seq.)

Policy Development and Approval