Our Legal Responsibility
As one of your care providers, we are legally required to protect the privacy of your personal health information. We collect personal health information about you directly from you or from the person acting on your behalf. The personal health information that we collect may include, for example, your name, date of birth, address, health history, record of your visits and the support you received during those visits.
We also may collect personal health information about you from other sources if we have obtained your consent to do so or if the law permits us to do so. We make sure that only those people who need to see your personal records are allowed to look at them. We protect your information through our administrative policies and by adopting appropriate safeguards and security measures.
Your Personal Health Information (PHI) includes data that identifies you and reports about the care and services you receive at the OakMed Family Health Team. Your record at the OakMed Family Health Team office is the property of the Family Health Team (FHT) and your physician. The information in your file belongs to you and you may request to view your record at any time. If you wish to obtain a copy of your file, the administrative costs associated with this will need to be paid by you.
This notice applies to personal health information in all forms – verbal, written and electronic. It includes all information created by your physician, his/her staff, the FHT staff, consulting professionals working with the FHT, students and volunteers. As a provider of health care services, the OakMed Family Health Team is committed to protecting the privacy, confidentiality and security of all personal health information, regardless of whether it is in verbal, written or electronic form.