GDCHC is dedicated to maintaining the privacy of your Protected Health Information (PHI). In conducting our business, we will create records regarding you and the treatment and services we provide you. We are required by law to maintain the confidentiality of health information that identifies you. GDCHC also participates in a number of activities and programs designed to promote better overall health and to allow us to serve you better. Part of these efforts includes screening some consumers for behaviors or habits that might make them less healthy or put them at risk. GDCHC's own staff, and its contracted health educators, may ask you various questions about your habits and day-to-day activities as part of the information intake screening for your treatment. This will help us treat you, and allow us to provide you with the best options for other services that you may wish to utilize. Information that you share with our clinicians, or health educators, will become part of your record.
We are required by law to provide you with this Notice of our legal duties and the privacy practices that we maintain at GDCHC concerning your PHI. According to federal and state law, we must follow the terms of the Privacy Notice that we have in effect at the time. This Notice will take effect on August 1, 2013, and will remain in effect until it is amended or replaced by GDCHC.
GDCHC reserves the right to change its privacy practices as the law permits. GDCHC will amend this Notice to reflect any change(s) and make any new Notices available upon request. Any changes to our privacy practices will be effective for all health information maintained, created and/or received by us before the date changes were made.
You may request a copy of GDCHC's Notice of Privacy Practices at any time by contacting our Privacy Officer, Diana Trumbley, whose contact information is listed at the end of this notice.