This notice describes how medical and clinical information (Protected Health Information or PHI) about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.
When it comes to your health information, you have certain rights. This section explains your rights and some of our responsibilities to help you.
You can ask us to correct health information about you that you think is incorrect or incomplete. Ask us how to do this. We may say “no” to your request, but we’ll tell you why in writing within 60 days.
For certain health information, you can tell us your choices about what we share. If you have a clear preference for how we share your information in the situations described below, talk to us. Tell us what you want us to do, and we will follow your instructions. In these cases, you have both the right and choice to tell us to:
If you are not able to tell us your preference we may go ahead and share your information if we believe it is in your best interest. We may also share your information when needed to lessen a serious and imminent threat to health or safety.
In the following cases, we never share your information unless you give us written permission:
We typically use or share your health information in the following ways.
We can use your health information and share it with other professionals who are treating you.
We can use and share your health information to run our facility, improve your care, and contact you when necessary.
We can use and share your health information to bill and get payment from health plans or other entities.
We are allowed or required to share your information in other ways – usually in ways that contribute to the public good, such as public health. We have to meet many conditions in the law before we can share your information for these purposes. For more information see: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/
We can share health information about you for certain situations such as:
For more information see: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/
We can change the terms of this notice, and the changes will apply to all information we have about you. The new notice will be available upon request, in our office, and on our web site.
If you have any further questions about this notice, please contact Valley Recovery Center by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact the Privacy Officer at (888) 943-2145, or write to 2221 Fair Oaks Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95825.