Notice of Nondiscrimination

Downeast Surgery Center complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Downeast Surgery Center does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

Downeast Surgery Center: Provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as:

  • Qualified sign language interpreters
  • Written information in other formats
  • Provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as:
    • Qualified interpreters
    • Information is written in other languages. If you need these services, contact the Section 1557 Compliance Officer at Downeast Surgery Center.

If you believe that our practice has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, you can file a grievance with:

The Section 1557 Compliance Officer
Downeast Surgery Center
404 State Street, Bangor ME 0440
Phone 207-990-0928  |  Fax 207-945-435

You can file a grievance in person or by mail, fax, or email. If you need help filing a grievance, The Section 1557 Compliance Officer and/or designee is available to help you. You can also file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal, or by mail or phone at:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue SW – Room 509F
HHH Building, Washington, DC 20201
1- 800-868-1019  |  1-800-537-7697 (TDD)

Complaint forms are available online through the Office of Civil Rights.

Notice of Nondiscrimination Form