There are a few policies that you must be aware of regarding making and keeping appointments. These policies have been developed to respect the time of you, the patient, as well as the provider. These policies are industry standard, and merely reflect appropriate behavior and etiquette on the patient’s part. Failure to apply these policies causes either inefficiency of the office, which causes long wait times for patients, or non-productivity for the provider, which is economically not acceptable for a small practice.
- If you call and make an appointment and do not show up for that appointment without 24 hours notice, you will be billed for the appointment. You will be financially responsible for the bill. Please initial that you have read and understand the policy:
- If you have a scheduled appointment, and show up 15 minutes or more after your scheduled time, you may not be able to be seen at your appointment time. You may be asked to wait until you can be worked in, or you will be asked to come back on a different day. Please initial that you have read and understand the policy:
HIPAA Statement of Information and Privacy Practices
How We Collect Information About You:
Daren Women’s Health and Darien Primary Care Inc and its employees and volunteers collect data through a variety of means including but not necessarily limited to letters, phone calls, emails, voice mails, and from the submission of applications that is either required by law, or necessary to process applications or other requests for assistance through our organization.
What We Do Not Do With Your Information:
Information about your financial situation and medical conditions and care that you provide to us in writing, via email, on the phone (including information left on voice mails), contained in or attached to applications, or directly or indirectly given to us, is held in strictest confidence. We do not give out, exchange, barter, rent, sell, lend, or disseminate any information about applicants or clients who apply for or actually receive our services that is considered patient confidential, is restricted by law, or has been specifically restricted by a patient/client in a signed HIPAA consent form.
How We Do Use Your Information:
Information is only used as is reasonably necessary to process your application or to provide you with health or counseling services which may require communication between Darien Women’s Health / Darien Primary Care Inc, and other health care providers, including but not limited to other physicians, nurses, medical product or service providers, pharmacies, and insurance companies. If you apply or attempt to apply to receive assistance through us and provide information with the intent or purpose of fraud or that results in either an actual crime of fraud for any reason including willful or un-willful acts of negligence whether intended or not, or in any way demonstrates or indicates attempted fraud, your non-medical information can be given to legal authorities including police, investigators, courts, and/or attorneys or other legal professionals, as well as any other information as permitted by law.
Limited Right to Use Non-Identifying Personal Information From Biographies, Letters, Notes, and Other Sources:
Any pictures, stories, letters, biographies, correspondence, or thank you notes sent to us become the exclusive property of Darien Women’s Health or Darien Primary Care Inc. We reserve the right to use non-identifying information about our clients (those who receive services or goods from or through us) for fundraising and promotional purposes that are directly related to our mission. Clients will not be compensated for use of this information and no identifying information (photos, addresses, phone numbers, contact information, last names or uniquely identifiable names) will be used without client’s express advance permission. You may specifically request that NO information be used whatsoever for promotional purposes, but you must identify any requested restrictions in writing. We respect your right to privacy.
I have received this information and have also signed an acknowledgement of having received and agreed to such policy.
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