We use and disclose health information about you for treatment, payment, and healthcare operations as described below:
Treatment: We may use or disclose your health information to a physician or other health care provider providing treatment to you.
Payment: We may use or disclose your health information to obtain payment for services we provide to you. All services rendered by Calvary Counseling Center are final and non-refundable.
Healthcare Operations: We may use or disclose information about your health in connection with our healthcare operations. Healthcare operations include quality assessment and improvement activities, reviewing the competence or qualifications of healthcare professionals, evaluating practitioner and provider performance, conducting training programs, accreditation, certification, licensing or credentialing activities.
Your Authorization: In addition to our use and disclosure of your health information for treatment, payment, or healthcare operations, you may give us written authorization to use your health information or disclose it to anyone for any purpose. If you give us an authorization, you may revoke it in writing at any time. Your revocation will not affect any use or disclosures permitted by your authorization while it was in effect. Unless you give us a written authorization, we cannot use or disclose your health information for any reason except those described in this notice.
To Your Family and Friends: We must disclose your health information to you, as described in the Patients Rights section of this notice. We may disclose information to a family member, friend or other person to the extent necessary to help with your healthcare or with payment for your healthcare, but only if you agree that we may do so.
Persons Involved in Care: We may use or disclose health information to notify, or assist in the notification (including identifying or location) of a family member, your personal representative or other person responsible for your care, of your location, your general condition, or death. If you are present, then prior to use or disclosure of your health information, we will provide you with an opportunity to object to such uses or disclosures. In the event of your incapacity or emergency circumstances, we will disclose health information based on a determination using our professional judgment disclosing health information that is directly relevant to the person’s involvement in your healthcare. We will also use our professional judgment and our experiences with common practice to make reasonable inferences of your best interest in allowing a person to pick up forms of health information.
Marketing Health-Related Services: We will not use your health information for marketing communications without your written authorization.
Required by Law: We may use or disclose your health information when we are required to do so by law as described in your signed confidentiality statement.
Abuse or Neglect: We may disclose your health information to appropriate authorities if we reasonably believe that you are possible victim of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence or the possible victim of other crimes. We may disclose your health information to the extent necessary to avert serious threat to your health or to the health and safety of others.
Appointment Reminders: We may use or disclose your health information to provide you with appointment reminders (such as voicemail messages, postcards or letters).