Your Rights

When it comes to your health information, you have certain rights. This section explains your rights and some of our responsibilities to help you.

Get an electronic or paper copy of your medical record:

Ask us to correct your medical record:

Request confidential communications:

Ask us to limit what we use or share:

Get a list of those with whom we’ve shared information:

Get a copy of this privacy notice:

Choose someone to act for you:

File a complaint if you feel your rights are violated:

Your Choices

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, for example if you are unconscious, 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 these cases we never share your information unless you give us written permission:

In the case of fundraising:

We may contact you for fundraising efforts, but you can tell us not to contact you again.

Our Uses and Disclosures

How do we typically use or share your health information? We typically use or share your health information in the following ways.

Treat you:

Run our organization:

Bill for your services:

How else can we use or share your health information? 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 and research. We have to meet many conditions in the law before we can share your information for these purposes. For more information see: Your Rights Under HIPAA.

Help with public health and safety issues:

Do research:

Comply with the law:

Respond to organ and tissue donation requests:

Work with a medical examiner or funeral director:

Address workers’ compensation, law enforcement, and other government requests:

Respond to lawsuits and legal actions:

Our Responsibilities

For more information see: Notice of Privacy Practices.