Who We Are


American Patient Rights Association (APRA) is a nonprofit consumer organization established by and for patients for fair, safe, transparent, affordable health care. We believe patients should have a right to full disclosure, clarity, and honesty in all medical matters. We are dedicated to fighting for the health care we all deserve. Membership is free and open to all.  Register now.

APRA is independent and non-partisan. Our policies and programs are not influenced by any medical, insurance, or pharmaceutical organization. 

APRA is empowering patients by providing:

    • a unified voice;
    • programs to help our members avoid financial hardship due to medical bills, the leading cause of bankruptcy. Seventy-two percent (72%) of patients bankrupted by medical bills have health insurance*; 
    • unbiased information and beneficial programs that can help our members protect themselves and their families from preventable harm due to medical errors, which kill between 250,000 to 440,000 people a year.

*Study by Harvard University. Learn more


APRA is fighting to stop the 3rd leading cause of death, preventable medical errors.

APRA is developing solutions to reduce preventable financial harm to patients caused by unreasonable medical bills.

APRA seeks the cooperation of employers, healthcare organizations,  insurers, pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, and others in creating a fairer, safer, healthier America.


APRA was established to provide a voice for consumers in our healthcare system, to create a movement for fair, safe, transparent health care, and to provide a resource for people who wish to protect themselves and their families from preventable physical and financial harm when they seek medical care.


To provide the leadership, education, and advocacy for the right of healthcare consumers to receive safe, fair, transparent medical services and goods.


Medical care for all that is free of preventable harm. ​


​Save Our Patients™ | Patients Before Profits ™ | Patient Power ™ | Treat Patients Safely ™U

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We depend on donations to be able to continue our work to save lives by helping people protect themselves and their families when medical care is needed. Programs like the Patient’s Hospital Safety Guide. And the Hospital Guide for COVID Patients. All donations are tax-deductible.


APRA is endorsed by Facebook for charities, AmazonSmile, eBay for Charity, Paypal Giving Fund and Guidestar (gold seal). You can also show your support by naming our organization to be the beneficiary of free donations at any or all of the above organizations.

American Patient Rights Association, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization.   EIN: 46-5672427


The information provided in this website is not intended as medical advice of any kind and visitors to this website, including APRA members, should not accept anything herein as medical advice. Always seek the advice of a medical professional for any health-related matter. If you think you have a medical emergency, call 911 immediately. Individual articles are based upon the opinions of the respective author, who retains copyright as marked. APRA does not recommend or endorse any specific hospital, physician, or medical treatment. Members of APRA and other visitors to this website use the content and information provided herein at their own risk and American Patient Rights Association, Inc., its’ officers, directors, advisers, employees, agents, consultants and subcontractors, accept no liability of any kind. Postings and opinions expressed on this website are the sole expression or opinion of the author and not of American Patient Rights Association, Inc., its’ officers, directors, advisers, employees, agents, consultants, subcontractors or any other contributor.