Patient Feedback

Patients and Guest Relations

The Patient Relations Department works to ensure that every patient receives the best care possible during his/her stay at Howard University Hospital. The department's staff will help answer questions that may arise during your hospital stay. To speak with a representative, please call 202-865-6823, Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. After hours and on weekends you may call the house supervisor at 202-865-1105.

The hospital has a process to address complaints or grievances through the patient representative program. The patient representative can provide more information on this process. You may contact the patient representative at 202-865-6823.

If you or your family feels that your rights have not been respected, notify your physician, nurse or the unit/department manager. You or your family may also contact the:

Patient Relations Department


202-865-6823
TTY 202-865-5889

DC Dept. of Health (24-hour Hot Line)
202-442-5833

Alternatively, write to:

DC Dept. of Health
825 North Capitol Street, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002

You or your family may also contact the Joint Commission at 1-800-994-6610 or via their e-mail at: complaint@jointcommission.org 

Contact Us

  • Main number: (202) 865-6100
  • Admissions: 202-865-1201
  • Outpatient Testing Center: 202-865-4058
  • Financial Counseling: 202-865-1262
  • Patient Accounts: 202-865-3500