This summary is provided to assist you in understanding our Notice of Privacy Practices.
The notice of privacy practices contains a detailed description of how this health center will protect your health information, your rights as a patient, and our common practices in dealing with patient health information. Please review this summary and the full notice carefully.
We understand that your health information is personal and we are committed to protecting that health information. We create a record of the care and services you receive at the health center to provide you with quality care and to comply with certain legal requirements. This notice will tell you about the ways in which we may use and disclose your health information. We also describe your rights and certain obligations we have regarding the use and disclosure of medical information. It also describes your rights with respect to your health information, and tells you how to exercise them.
Any health care professional who provides services to you within our facilities; all sites, locations, departments and units of the health center; all employees, staff, consultants, volunteers and other personnel.
We will use and disclose your health information in order to treat you or to assist other health care providers in treating you. We will also use and disclose your health information in order to obtain payment for our services or to allow insurance companies to process insurance claims for services rendered to you by us or other health care providers. Finally, we may disclose your health information for certain limited operational activities such as quality assessment, licensing, accreditation and training.
Except as stated in more detail in the Notice of Privacy Practices, we will not use or disclose your health information without your written authorization.
In the following circumstances, we may disclose your health information without your written authorization:
As our patient, you have the following rights:
If you have any questions, please contact our Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, Andrea Schwab-Galindo, at (510) 460-3855.
A copy of this notice is available at the reception desk at our health centers.