Summary of Privacy Rights
We are dedicated to maintaining the privacy of your health information. We might share information about you, without your permission, to treat your health problems, to make sure your bills are paid, and to assure the smooth operation of UNC Rockingham Health Care.
You have the following rights:
- The right to inspect your health information
- The right to ask for a copy of your health information
- The right to ask for an amendment to your medical record
- The right to see with whom we share your health information, if we are not sharing it as part of your treatment, payment, or hospital operations
- The right to request that we restrict access to your health information
- The right to request that we contact you in a certain way, or at a certain location
- The right to object to the hospital’s use of your information in the directories
- The right to file a complaint if you think we have violated your privacy rights
We will not use or share your medical information for any purposes other than those listed in the Notice of Privacy Practices unless we have your written authorization to do so. If you give us this authorization, you have the right to revoke it, or take it away. If you do not wish to be listed in our patient directories while you are a patient at UNC Rockingham Health Care, please notify the chief privacy officer at extension 2227. If this is your choice, visitors, flowers, cards and phone calls may not be received unless YOU disclose your room number.
UNC Rockingham Health Care has the right to change the Notice of Privacy Practices. A copy of the current Notice of Privacy Practices will be posted on our website, at uncrockingham.org, and at various locations in the hospital.
You may also ask for a paper copy of the full Notice of Privacy Practices or an audio version if you prefer – available in English or Spanish. Contact the chief privacy officer at extension 2227 for further questions.