Dear Health Access Patient,
Since our clinic’s founding in 1992, we have labored to be an advocate for our uninsured and under-insured friends and neighbors by providing access to comprehensive primary medical care as well as prescription medication and hospital services through our collaboration with United Hospital Center. In our efforts to provide care, it is often times necessary that we collect pertinent medical information from you. We want you to know that maintaining the confidentiality of that information is our highest priority.
The United States Government created rules for the use and protection of medical and health information by hospitals, clinics, and other medical practices. The rules are the result of the 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). They are meant to provide all patients in the United States with standard privacy protections. One rule requires all hospitals and clinics to provide patients with a Notice of Privacy Practices to explain how patient medical information is used. The same rule requires hospitals and clinics to keep records showing that patients have received the notice.
We are happy to provide you with this copy of Health Access Incorporated’s Notice of Privacy Practices. We hope it will answer any questions you may have about how patient medical information is used here.
If you have questions about anything contained in this notice, please feel free to contact:
James A. Harris, Executive Director | Jharris@healthaccessinc.org
Joshua Brown, Practice Manager |Jbrown@healthaccessinc.org
Thank you for your continued trust and support of Health Access.