Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

During your service at Central Health Solutions LLC (CHS) healthcare professionals may gather information about your medical history and your current health. This notice explains how that information may be used and shared with others. It also explains your Privacy Policy rights regarding this kind of information. The terms of this notice apply to health information created or received by CHS.

I. When We May Use And Disclose Your Medical Information With Your Written Authorization

With your authorization – For any purpose other than the ones described below, we may use or disclose your health information only when you have given us your written authorization.

Marketing if you give us written notice with instructions to stop, We will stop using your health information to send marketing materials.

Highly confidential information – There are additional protections for certain confidential health information. For example: psychotherapy notes, diagnosis, prognosis or treatment for alcohol or drug dependency, HIV testing or results, may require a special authorization.

Selling your information – We will not sell your medical information without your written authorization.

II. When We May Use And Disclose Your Medical Information Without Your Written Authorization

Payment – We may use or disclose your information to obtain payment for services provided to you.

Treatment – We may disclose your information to another health care provider so they can treat you; to provide appointment reminders; or to provide information about treatment alternatives.

Health care operations – This includes using your information for certain activities that are necessary to operate the practice and ensure that patients receive quality care. For example, we may use your information to review the performance of staff.

Reminders – To remind you of appointments or other information about new or alternative treatments or other health care services for the purposes of care coordination.

As required by law – We will disclose your medical information if we are required to do so by federal, state or local law.

Business Associates – We may disclose information about you to our business associates so they can perform the services that we have contracted them to do for us. For example we may disclose your information to attorneys, collection and accreditation organizations.

Public health activities – We may use and disclose your medical information when necessary to prevent a serious threat to your health and safety, or the health and safety of the public or another person.

Research – We may use and disclose your medical information for research purposes either with your specific, written authorization or if the research has been approved and reviewed for privacy by our Institutional Review Board. Researchers may review your health information in a limited manner to determine if the study or participants are appropriate.

CHS is committed to protecting patient privacy. We are required by law to provide you with this Notice of Privacy Practices and to: make sure that medical information that identifies you is kept private; give you this notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to medical information about you; follow the terms of the notice that is currently in effect; and notify you in the event there is a breach of any unsecured protected health information about you.

Special Circumstances – We may use and disclose your medical information in these special circumstances:

  • Organ and tissue donation
  • Health oversight activities (as required or allowed by law)
  • Judicial and administrative proceedings
  • Workers compensation
  • Coroners, medical examiners and funeral directors
  • National security and intelligence activities
  • Law enforcement

III. Disclosures We Make Unless You Object

To others involved in your care – We may provide information to family, friends, or other people involved in your health care or payment for your health care (if permitted under state law).

To maintain our facility directory – We may include limited information about you in our directory while you are a patient. This could include your name, location in the facility and your religious affiliation if you provide this information to us. This directory information, except for your religious affiliation and condition, may be released to people who ask for you by name. This is so your family, friends, and clergy can know your location. Please notify