NOTICE OF HIPAA PRIVACY PRACTICES
Ridge RTC is legally obligated to safeguard the privacy of health information that may reveal a patient’s identity, often referred to as “protected health information,” or “PHI”. This encompasses information that we have created or received about your past, present, or future health or condition, the provision of health care to you, or the payment for this health care. We are required to provide you with this notice about our privacy practices that clarifies how, when, and why we use and disclose your protected health information. You can also request a copy of this notice at any time by calling our office at (603) 634-9665
Except for a few exceptions, we may not use or disclose any more of your PHI than is necessary to fulfill the purpose of the use or disclosure. We are legally bound to adhere to the privacy practices outlined in this notice. However, please note that HIV/AIDS related information, alcohol and substance abuse treatment information, mental health information, and genetic information have special privacy protections, which are not detailed in this notice. These protections will be described in separate notices. To request copies of these notices, please contact the person listed in Section 7.
- For treatment
We reserve the right to modify the terms of this notice and our privacy policies at any time. Any changes will apply to the PHI we already have. Before we make a significant change to our policies, we will promptly amend this notice and post a new one. You can also request a copy of this notice at any time by calling our office at (603) 634-9665.
- Your Protected Health Information
We use and disclose health information for many different reasons. For some of these uses or disclosures, we need your prior consent or specific authorization. Below we describe the different categories of our uses and disclosures and give you some examples of each category. During your intake, prior to receiving any health care services, you will be asked to sign a statement permitting Ridge RTC and its medical staff to release your health information for purposes of Treatment, Payment and Health Care Operations. A description of each of these uses is described as follows.
- The Right to Get This Notice by EMail.
You have the right to get a copy of this notice by email. Even if you have agreed to receive notice via email, you also have the right to request a paper copy of this notice. Person to Contact for Information About This Notice or to Complain About Our Privacy Practices.If you have any questions about this notice or any complaints about our privacy practices, or would like to know how to file a complaint with the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, please contact us by writing:Ridge RTC24 Academy DriveMilton, NH 03851(603) 634-9665
- Collection, Use, and Sharing of Personal InformationWhen visiting /, the IP address used to access the site will be logged along with the dates and times of access. This information is purely used to analyze trends, administer the site, track users movement and gather broad demographic information for internal use, and, more importantly, any recorded IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.Any information that you provide through this website, especially any personally identifiable information (name, address, phone, insurance information, etc.) is used solely for the purposes of responding to your inquiries or to verify your insurance coverage with your insurer. Your information will only be shared with need-to-know members of our team in order to process your inquiry and, if you opt to have your insurance coverage verified, with your insurer to the extent needed to accurately verify current health insurance benefits. Ridge RTC respects the privacy of all visitors to its website. . No personal information that you provide on our website is ever rented, shared, sold or transferred to any third party for their benefit.
- Third Parties
We have included links on this site for your use and reference. We are not responsible for the privacy policies on these websites. You should be aware that the privacy policies of these sites may differ from our own. Additionally, Ridge RTC may use third parties to provide services on Ridge RTC’s behalf.
24 Academy Drive
Milton, NH 03851