Who We Are


The American Patient Rights Association (APRA) is a nonprofit consumer organization established by and for patients seeking fair, safe, transparent, affordable health care. APRA is dedicated to fighting for the health care we all deserve. Membership in APRA 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;
    • unbiased information and beneficial 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 to help our members protect themselves and their families from preventable medical errors, which kill up to 440,000 people and injure millions more every year;
    • information to help our members protect themselves from being harmed by medical, pharmaceutical, and insurance organizations that put profit before patients.

*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 help our members fight unreasonable and predatory medical bills.

APRA is developing solutions to make health care safer for all.

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 Gifts From People Like You 

We depend on donations to be able to continue our work to help people protect themselves and their families when medical care is needed. Programs like the Patient’s Hospital Safety Guide, the Hospital Guide for COVID Patients, the Patient Safety Reporting System, and more. 

APRA is approved by Facebook for Charities, AmazonSmile, eBay for Charity, Paypal Giving Fund, and Guidestar. Please support our mission for free by naming our organization to be the beneficiary of free donations at any or all of the above organizations.

All donations to APRA are tax-deductible under IRC 170(b)(1)(A)(vi).

APRA is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Federal EIN Registration No. 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, members, 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, members, or any other contributor.