The providers of this clinic keep a record of the healthcare services we provide. You may ask to see and copy that record (copy charges may apply, per Washington law).
Your protected health information may be used and disclosed by your physician, our office staff and others outside of our office
that are involved in your care and treatment for the purpose oi providing health care services to you, to pay your healthcare bills,
to support the operation of the physician's practice, and other uses required by law.
TREATMENT: We will use and disclose your protected health information to provide, coordinate, or manage your health care and
any related services. This includes the coordination or management of your health care with a third party. For example, we would
disclose your protected health information, as necessary, to a home health agency that provides care to you, As another example, your protected health information may be provided to a physician to whom you have been referred to ensure that the physician has the necessary information to diagnose or treat you.
PAYMENT: Your protected health information will be used, as needed, to obtain payment for your health care services. For example, obtaining approval for a hospital stay may require that your relevant protected health information be disclosed to the
health plan to obtain approval for the hospital admission.
HEALTHCARE OPERATIONS: We may use or disclose, as needed, your protected health information in order to support the business activities of your physician's practice. These activities include, but are not limited to, quality assessment activities,
employee review activities, training of medical students, licensing, and conducting or arranging for other business activities. For example, we may disclose your protected health information to medical school students that see patients at our office. We may also call you by name in the waiting room when your physician is ready to see you. We may use or disclose your protected health information, as needed, to contact you to remind you of your appointment.
USE REQUIRED BY LAW: We may use or disclose your protected health information in the following situations without your
authorization. These situations include: as Required By Law, Public Health Issues as required by law, Communicable Diseases: Health Oversight; Abuse or Neglect; Food and Drug Administration requirements; Legal Proceedings; Law Enforcement; Coroners; Funeral Directors; and Organ Donation; Research; Criminal Activity; Military Activity and National Security; Worker's Compensation; Inmates. Under the law, we must make disclosures to you and when, required by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services