Notice of Privacy Practices

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How We Use & Disclose Patient Health Information

Under federal law, your patient health information is protected and confidential. Patient health information includes information about your symptoms, test results, diagnosis, treatment, and related medical information. Your health information also includes payment, billing, and insurance information. Your information may be stored electronically and, if so, is subject to electronic disclosure.

We are required by law to protect and maintain the privacy of your health information, to provide this notice about our legal duties and privacy practices regarding protected health information, and to abide by the terms of the notice currently in effect. We are required to notify affected individuals in the event of a breach involving unsecured protected health information.

We use and disclose your health information in the following ways: 

  • Treatment: We will use & disclose your health information to provide you with medical treatment or services
  • Payment: We will use & disclose your health information for payment purposes, such as billing through insurance 
  • Healthcare Operations: We will use & disclose your health information to conduct our standard internal operations, including proper administration of records, & evaluation of the quality of treatment

Other Uses of Health Information

We may be required or permitted to use or disclose the information even without your permission. These instances include: 

  • Requirement by law
  • Research
  • Public health activities
  • Health oversight
  • Law enforcement purposes
  • Death
  • Serious threats to health or safety
  • Military & special government functions
  • Workers compensation 
  • Business associates
  • Messages

Your Individual Rights

You have the following rights concerning your health information: 

  • You may request restrictions on certain uses & disclosures
    • We do not have a requirement to agree to a requested restriction, except for requests to limit disclosures to your health plan for purposes of payment or health care operations when you have paid in full, out-of-pocket for the item or service covered by request & when the uses or disclosures are not required by law
  • You may ask us to communicate with you confidentially by, for example, sending notices to a special address or not using postcards to remind you of appointments
  • In most cases, you have the right to look at or get a copy of your health information—there may be a small charge for copies
  • You have the right to request that we amend your information
  • You may request a list of disclosures of information about you for reasons other than treatment, payment, or health care operations & except for other exceptions
  • You have the right to obtain a paper copy of the current version of this notice upon request, even if you have previously agreed to receive it electronically

Our Location

Our Address

  • 2060 Charlie Hall Blvd #301
  • Charleston, SC 29414

Contact Information

We are a proud partner of US Eye, a leading group of patient-centric, vertically integrated multi-specialty physician practices providing patients with care in ophthalmology, optometry, dermatology, audiology, and cosmetic facial surgery.

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