Patient Safety

UW Neighborhood Clinics are committed to providing care in the safest environment possible. We demonstrate our commitment by washing our hands before beginning an examination, asking you to confirm your identity by verifying your name and date of birth at key times, asking you to review your medications and confirm any allergies listed in your medical record to avoid errors, allergic reactions and drug interactions.

Our clinics do not provide supervision for children left unattended in the lobby, but we are concerned for their safety during your visit. You or a responsible person must directly supervise children at all times. Please keep children next to you, especially when you are in the hallways, waiting areas, and around elevators. Please do not allow children to play near equipment, as they could injure themselves or damage the equipment. If you are uncomfortable having your children with you during an examination or procedure, please bring someone to supervise them or make other arrangements for their care.