Ask Me 3

We want you to have the best health care possible. But, sometimes a visit to your health care provider may not go as well as you’d like.

  • Maybe you forgot to ask an important question.
  • Maybe you didn’t know the answer to all the questions your provider asked, such as the names of the medicines you are taking.
  • Maybe you found it hard to remember everything your provider told you to do.

This happens to many people. There is something you can do. Ask Me 3® is a program run by the National Patient Safety Foundation. The program gives you three questions to ask your provider during a health care visit. They are:

  • What is my main problem?
  • What do I need to do?
  • Why is it important for me to do this?

These three questions help prepare you for the visit and help you understand what your provider tells you. As a result, you are able to take better care of yourself and live a healthy lifestyle. For more information, please visit NPSF.