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Improving Access to Care for People with DisabilitiesModernizing Health Care to Improve Physical Accesibility

The CMS Office of Minority Health works to ensure that people with disabilities receive equal access to quality health care information and services. Use this page to find tools and resources that can help you improve services and help patients understand their rights.

Modernizing Health Care to Improve Physical Accessibility: Resources Inventory [PDF, 4.8MB] The resources in this inventory include guidance on how to increase physical accessibility of medical services, tools to asses your practice or facility's accessibility, and tips and training materials to support efforts to reduce barriers and improve quality of care for individuals with disabilities.

Getting the Care You Need: A Guide for People with Disabilities [PDF, 1MB] Part of our strategy to foster innovation is giving you tools and resources to empower patients. Download and share this access to care guide for people with disabilities.

Navigating Health Care with a Disability - Our Stories: Video Vignettes

Navigating Health Care with a Disability: Our Stories, a Focus on People with Disabilities - Hear testimonials from people with disabilities where they describe their experience accessing health care.  

Navigating Health Care with a Disability: Our Stories, a Focus on the Provider - Learn how health care organizations and providers can improve #accessibility and care for people with disabilities.

Data Highlight: How Does Disability Affect Access to Health Care for Dual Eligible Beneficiaries? [PDF, 1MB] This Data Highlight examines how a disability affects access to health care for Medicare and Medicare dual eligible beneficiaries.