We are required by law to notify you of your privacy rights regarding your health information. Your
health information at our Clinic will be provided to you after it has been reviewed, but remain
confidential as required by state and federal laws.
We may also use and disclose health information for the following purposes: health care services in
the Clinic, treatment coordination with your other health care providers, billing and payment, health
insurance, appointment reminders, and if required by law (judicial hearings, abuse or neglect, or
national security). Health information will be provided to parents of minor children. Health
information (or limited health information) may also be provided with your request to other parties
you designate, such as: children of elderly patients, or other family members or friends, or to third
parties (such as schools, nursing homes, or group care homes).
Your health care or personal information will not be used for marketing, or given or sold to third
parties. Exceptions: (1) We may use email addresses to send free nutrition newsletters or notices
to our patients. (2) Certain case histories may be used anonymously as examples. (3) Certain lab
test data and demographic data may be used for research purposes, but will be kept coded and
anonymous. However, if you object to any of these, you may notify us in writing, and your
information will be excluded.
You may review or get copies of your health information, with limited exceptions. A health care
provider must first review and note your lab test results. A fee will be charged for copying and staff
time. You may have a list of disclosed health information and recipients. You may request
alternative means or location for communications. You may place limited restrictions on our use of
your health information, or request that we amend your health information; such requests must be
made in writing and provide reasons, and we may deny your request under certain circumstances.
If you are concerned about violations of your health information you may contact us, or contact the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.