Member Rights & Responsibilities

We are committed to treating members in a way that respects their rights, as well as its expectations of each member’s responsibilities. By working together, we can help you and your family meet your health care needs. As health care partners, here are the rights and rules we both agree to:

Your Rights

You have the right to...

  • Be treated with respect, dignity and regard for your privacy
  • Get care or information about your care in a timely manner
  • Choose or change your provider
  • Receive active assistance in obtaining an appointment with a specialist
  • Take an active part in planning your care and treatment decisions
  • Receive complete and comprehensive information about your treatment options, regardless of cost or benefit coverage, and have the opportunity to discuss those options with your provider
  • Receive complete and comprehensive information on any financial incentives that might influence the care that you receive from your provider
  • Refuse treatment, except when that treatment is required by law
  • Receive a second opinion
  • Receive interpretation services
  • Request and review your medical records with your provider
  • Make an advanced directive
  • Confidently exercise your rights
  • Receive services regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, cultural and ethnic background, or status as a HUSKY Health recipient
  • Make a complaint, grievance and appeal
  • Be free from retaliation
  • Learn about your medical benefits and how to use them
  • Correct or change your Protected Health Information and restrict how it is used
  • Contact your provider to advocate for medical services
  • File an appeal if the authorization of goods or services is partially or fully denied, suspended, reduced or terminated.
    Please refer to your Member Handbook to learn more about Appeals and the Appeals process.
    View your Member Handbook online here.

Please call if you have questions about these rights or would like to make a complaint because you feel your rights have been violated. Our number is 1.800.859.9889.

Your Responsibilities

You have the responsibility to...

  • Give your providers and HUSKY the information they need to better serve you
  • Choose a primary care provider (PCP)
  • Get regular preventive care
  • Follow the plan of care that you agreed upon with your providers
  • Discuss your care with your PCP before seeking care from a specialist unless it is an emergency, pregnancy-related or for family planning
  • Keep your appointments, or let your provider know at least 24 hours in advance if you need to cancel or reschedule
  • Respect the dignity and privacy of others
  • Carry your HUSKY Health cards
  • Notify HUSKY Health and your DSS worker if you change your address or phone number

Notice Informing Individuals about Nondiscrimination and Accessibility Requirements

Discrimination is Against the Law

Community Health Network of Connecticut, Inc. (CHNCT) and the HUSKY Health program comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. CHNCT and HUSKY Health do not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

CHNCT and HUSKY Health:

  • Provide 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)
  • Provide 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 HUSKY Health Member Engagement at 1.800.859.9889.

If you believe that CHNCT or the HUSKY Health program 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: HUSKY Health Program, Attention: Member Engagement, P.O. Box 5005, Wallingford, CT 06492, Phone: 1.800.859.9889, Fax: You can also go to, click “For Members” and then “Contact Us.” You can then click the link “to send us a secure email.” You can file a grievance by telephone, mail, fax, or email. If you need help filing a grievance, Member Engagement 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, or by mail or phone at:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 509F, HHH Building
Washington, D.C. 20201
1.800.368.1019, 1.800.537.7697 (TDD)

Complaint forms are available at

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