If you are a person with a disability, you have the right to equal access to health care. Federal, state, and local disability rights laws protect people with various disabilities, including physical, psychiatric, developmental, and intellectual disabilities, as well as people who are blind or have low vision and people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Virtually all health care providers must make their services accessible to people with disabilities. This includes large hospitals, small clinics, and the private offices of doctors, dentists, and specialists such as mental health providers, optometrists, and gynecologists.

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Last Reviewed: September 21, 2015