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Non-Discrimination Statement

This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a FTCA deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).

Eastport Health Care, Inc.is an equal opportunity provider and employer. EHC complies with Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status, parental status, religion, political beliefs, veteran’s status and sexual orientation.

If you wish to file a Civil Rights complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Eastport Health Care, Inc. is in compliance with Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in certain health programs and activities.

Section 1557 requires a covered entity (EHC) to inform individuals with limited English proficiency about the availability of language assistance services by providing taglines. Taglines are short statements written in non-English languages that indicate the availability services free of charge.

The regulation requires a covered entity to post taglines in “at least the top 15 languages spoken by individuals with limited English proficiency of the relevant State or States” in significant publications and communications, in physical locations, and in a location accessible from the home page of the covered entities website. For publications and communications that are significant and small-sized, taglines are to be posted in “at least the top two languages spoken by individuals with limited English proficiency of the relevant State or States.”

EHC provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as qualified sign language interpreters and written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats, other formats).  EHC provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as qualified interpreters and information written in other languages. If you need these services, contact EHC at 207-853-6001

If you believe that EHC has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex (including pregnancy and sex stereotyping), gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law, you can file a grievance by contacting Melissa Mallock-Farren, RN  in person or by mail (30 Boynton Street Eastport, ME 04631), by phone (207-853-6001), by fax (207-853-6180), or by email mmallock@eastporthealth.org .

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 https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/portal/lobby.jsf, or by mail or phone at: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Room 509F, HHH Building, Washington, DC 20201, 1- 800-868-1019, 800-537-7697 (TDD). Complaint forms are available at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.htm

Language Assistance Services

Available by calling 207-853-6001

(French) ATTENTION : Si vous parlez français, des services d’aide linguistique vous sont proposés gratuitement.

(Spanish) ATENCIÓN: si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística

(Chinese) 注意:如果您使用繁體中文,您可以免費獲得語言援助服務

(Cushite) XIYYEEFFANNAA: Afaan dubbattu Oroomiffa, tajaajila gargaarsa afaanii, kanfaltiidhaan ala, ni argama.

(Vietnamese) CHÚ Ý: Nếu bạn nói Tiếng Việt, có các dịch vụ hỗ trợ ngôn ngữ miễn phí dành cho bạn

(Arabic) ملحوظة: إذا كنت تتحدث اذكر اللغة، فإن خدمات المساعدة اللغویة تتوافر لك بالمجان.

(Mon-Khmer, Cambodian) យកចិត្តទុកដាក់ : ប្រសិនបើអ្នក និយាយភាសាខ្មែរ , សេវា ជំនួយ ភាសា ដែលចែង

(Russian) ВНИМАНИЕ: Если вы говорите на русском языке, то вам доступны бесплатные услуги перевода.

(Tagalog) PAUNAWA: Kung nagsasalita ka ng Tagalog, maaari kang gumamit ng mga serbisyo ng tulong sa wika nang walang bayad

(German) ACHTUNG: Wenn Sie Deutsch sprechen, stehen Ihnen kostenlos sprachliche Hilfsdienstleistungen zur Verfügung

(Thai) เรียน: ถ้าคุณพูดภาษาไทยคุณสามารถใช้บริการช่วยเหลือทางภาษาได้ฟร

(Nilotic*) PIŊ KENE: Na ye jam në Thuɔŋjaŋ, ke kuɔny yenë kɔc waar thook atɔ̈ kuka lëu yök abac ke cïn wënh cuatë piny

(Korean) 주의: 한국어를 사용하시는 경우, 언어 지원 서비스를 무료로 이용하실 수 있습니다.

(Polish) UWAGA: Jeżeli mówisz po polsku, możesz skorzystać z bezpłatnej pomocy językowej.

(Japanese) 注意事項:日本語を話される場合、無料の言語支援をご利用いただけます

Language Assistance Services are Complimentary

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