Filing with OCR
Learn more about filing a civil rights, conscience or religious freedom, or health information privacy complaint.
NOTE: In accordance with the Office for Personnel Management’s and CDC’s guidelines on COVID 19, HHS personnel are teleworking. OCR is committed to handling your complaint as quickly as possible. However, for faster processing, we strongly encourage you to use the OCR online portal to file complaints rather than filing via mail, as our personnel on site is limited.
Filing a Civil Rights Complaint
You may file a civil rights complaint with OCR if you feel a health care provider or government agency discriminated against you (or someone else) unlawfully.
Filing a Conscience or Religious Freedom Complaint
You may file a conscience or religious freedom complaint with OCR if you feel a health care provider or government agency coerced or discriminated against you (or someone else) unlawfully.
Filing a HIPAA Complaint
You may file a complaint with OCR if you feel your rights under the HIPAA Rules were violated.
Filing a Patient Safety Confidentiality Complaint
Read about the Patient Safety Confidentiality Act and how to file a complaint online or in writing.
Find information, view a list of breaches affecting 500 or more people, and submit notification of breaches of unsecured protected health information.