Your Rights and Privacy

On this page you can find a robust list of Valley Children's public notices and policies. Scroll down to view all policies, or select one from the list below.


Nondiscrimination Statement

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

Read the Statement of Nondiscrimination (Español | Other Languages) for more information.


Privacy Policies

The privacy of patients and their families is very important to us at Valley Children's Healthcare. Valley Children's is compliant with all federal HIPAA requirements.

Below you will find links to Valley Children's Healthcare's privacy policies. The "General" policy applies to all hospital patients. The "Employee Services" policy applies to employees who receive treatment in our on-site clinic. If you have any questions, please call our Privacy Officer at (559) 353-5660.

Patient Privacy - English
Patient Privacy - Español
Patient Privacy - Hmong

Patient Bill of Rights

Download the Patients' Rights brochure in English and Español.

A Child’s Bill of Rights

As a Patient of Valley Children's Hospital:

  • I have the right to be called by my name and not by a number or illness.
  • I have the right to be greeted with a smile and treated with loving care.
  • I have the right to know the names of my doctors, nurses and helpers who will take care of me.
  • I have the right to have everyone who visits me knock on my door before coming into my room.
  • I have the right to have doctors and nurses explain why they are in my room.
  • I have the right to be told if something might hurt, sting or pinch me.
  • I have the right to be a part of the plan that will make me feel better and help me go home.
  • I have the right to be cared for in the best and safest way possible.
  • I have the right to have doctors and nurses listen to me about how I feel.
  • I have the right to be cared for the same way no matter what!
  • I have the right to not have nurses or doctors talk about me as if I’m not there.
  • I have the right to have a say in what makes me comfortable like food, my bed and lights. 

General Questions or Comments

About Medical Questions - If at any time you have urgent medical questions, please contact your primary physician, call 911 or go to your local emergency room. We cannot diagnose or treat by e-mail. Providing personal health information through this website is not secure over the Internet so please do not share personal information. Valley Children’s and our physician group wishes to maintain privacy and uphold the highest quality standards. 

For comments or questions not related to medical advice, we would like to be able to respond to your email. However, if you include personal health information, we will need to send a response that is encrypted. You will still be able to view the response, but you will have to set up a secure user name and password. We take these precautions to protect you and your child’s personal health information. Please also provide the best contact information, including a telephone number, so we can contact you. 

Please review our Patient Rights & Privacy Policy for more information.

General questions or comments can be directed to (559) 353-3000 or

Patient Questions or Concerns

In the event that any of our customers have concerns about patient care and/or safety in the organization, Valley Children’s encourages them to contact the Patient Representative at (559) 353-5425 to request assistance.


Joint Commission Public Notice

The Joint Commission (TJC) has an unannounced survey process for hospital accreditation. The purpose of the survey is to evaluate the organization's compliance with nationally established Joint Commission standards. The Joint Commission standards focus on patient safety and quality of care.

If you would like to contact the Joint Commission to express concerns regarding quality and patient safety, you may contact them at:

Office of Quality Monitoring
The Joint Commission
One Renaissance Boulevard
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Phone: 800-994-6610
Fax: 630-792-5636

Submit a complaint online at

If you have additional questions or comments, you may also contact the following agencies:

California Department of Public Health
(855) 804-4205

Office for Civil Rights, Region IX
907th Street, Suite 4-100
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 437-8310

The Medical Board of California
2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1200
Sacramento, CA 95815
(800) 633-2322


Website Privacy Policy

Valley Children’s is committed to protecting your privacy, including when visiting our websites and apps. We have compiled this privacy policy to give you a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
You usually can visit our sites without submitting any information about yourself. However, in some instances, like filling out an online form, you may be asked to enter personal information such as your name, phone number, mailing address and email address. We do not share this information with any other partners, affiliates, or with any outside organization. We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a donation, sign up for a newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, fill out a job application, or browse the website to better understand your needs and provide you with better services. Additionally, some non-personal information may be collected, including information about the browser you are using and the pages you visit on the site, unless you opt out of such tracking using your browser’s settings.

Log File Data
We and our data subprocessors may collect aggregated information about site traffic and server load. We use this information to maintain and improve our website. We may store IP addresses and host names for auditing and security purposes.

This site uses cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your web browser (if you allow) that enables the site's or service provider's systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. 

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Edge or Chrome) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser's Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you disable cookies, some features will be disabled that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly. By continuing to use this website without changing your cookie settings, you hereby acknowledge and agree to this site's use of cookies.

Third Party Disclosure
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide you with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners, data subprocessors, and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect our or others' rights, property, or safety. 

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and California Online Privacy Protection Act
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation's consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online. We do not specifically market to children under 13.

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law's reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy.

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:

  • Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.

To be in accordance with CAN-SPAM we agree to the following:

  • Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses
  • Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters
  • Monitor third party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used
  • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly
  • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at

Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email and we will promptly remove you from all correspondence.

Contacting Us
If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.

9300 Valley Children's Place
Madera, CA 93636-8762
United States

Last Edited on February 20, 2024