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The Pregnancy Help Center of Brazosport is committed to protecting your personal health information. Personal health information that we maintain about you includes your name, address, telephone number, the date the medical staff reviewed your chart with you, clinical findings/medical notes related to the condition that brings you to PPC, and laboratory or diagnostic test results related to the condition. Federal law (HIPAA) and Texas Law (Privacy and Security Regulations) require that we provide you with this Notice of Privacy Rights. It lets you know how we may use and disclose your health information and your rights regarding the health information we have in our possession.
We only use or disclose your health information as state and federal laws require or permit. In some cases, the law requires that you authorize the disclosure. In other cases, the law allows us to disclose your health information without your authorization.
TREATMENT: We may use and disclose your health information to a physician or healthcare provider providing treatment to you.
HEALTHCARE OPERATIONS: We may use and disclose your health information to allow us to improve the quality-of-care PHC provides and to reduce health care costs, which may include training programs for our staff.
BUSINESS ASSOCIATES: We may disclose your health information to organizations that help us with our work. We have a written agreement that requires these organizations to use your health information for only reasons necessary to do the work, and protect it from other uses or disclosures, just like we do.
TO CONTACT YOU: We may use the information in your health records to contact you if we have information about treatment or other health-related benefits and services that may be of interest to you.
Other uses and disclosures of your personal information require your written authorization. You may revoke your authorization at any time by doing so in writing.
The Pregnancy Help Center of Brazosport reserves the right to modify the privacy practices outlined in the notice. The updated privacy practices will be posted in the reception area.
You and your family should feel you can always voice your concerns. If you want additional information about our privacy practices or if you believe The Pregnancy Help Center of Brazosport has violated your privacy rights, please contact the Executive Director at 972-297-3622 or contact us.
The Pregnancy Help Center of Brazosport does not retaliate against people who file a complaint.
Should you continue to remain concerned after contacting the Executive Director, you may contact the Texas State Department of Health and Human Services.