Standards for privacy and protected health information
Keeping health information private is your right and our responsibility. Our "Notice of Health Information Privacy Practices" explains how we work together to ensure your privacy. Read our policy.
According to the federal law called the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), you have rights concerning your health information. Only individuals with a legitimate "need to know" may access patient information. Protected health information may be released to other healthcare providers without your authorization if it is used for treatment, payment or healthcare operations or as permitted by state and federal laws. Release of protected health information other than for treatment, payment and healthcare use requires your authorization.
The staff at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center respects your privacy and confidentiality. At admission time you will be asked to provide the name of a contact person that your nurse can talk to about your care and progress. Information and progress updates are not routinely given out over the phone. If a person not identified by you as a contact person calls the nursing unit asking for information about you, he or she is directed to contact you or a family member for information.
For a complete copy of our HIPAA privacy rights brochure, "Protecting Your Health Information: Your Rights, Our Responsibility," please ask your nurse.
Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center is committed to providing you with quality healthcare information. We also respect your privacy. Claxton-Hepburn will not share or sell any personally identifiable information that you submit to our website to any company, organization or person outside of Claxton-Hepburn. Any information that you voluntarily provide to us—such as but not limited to your name and email address—will only be used to provide you with information that you have specifically requested.
This website contains links to other websites. Claxton-Hepburn Medical is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.
The healthcare information contained in Claxton-Hepburn's website and websites to which Claxton-Hepburn Medical is linked is general and not intended to be a substitute for healthcare information and instructions provided to you by your physician or healthcare provider. Claxton-Hepburn assumes no responsibility or liability for the general healthcare information made available on our website or websites to which Claxton-Hepburn is linked.