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Privacy Statement


Near North Health Service Corporation (NNHSC) is committed to treating and using your protected health information responsibly. This Notice of Health Information Practices describes the personal health information that we collect and how/when we use or disclose this information. It also describes your rights as they relate to your protected health information. This notice is effective April 14, 2003 and applies to all protected health information as defined by federal regulations.


Understanding Your Health Record/Information

Each time you visit one of NNHSC's health centers a record of your visit is made. Typically, this record contains your symptoms, examination and test results, diagnoses, treatment and a plan for future care or management. This information often referred to as your health or medical record is a:


  • basis for Planning you Care and Treatment

  • means of communication among the many health professionals who contribute to your care

  • legal document describing the care you receive

  • means by which you or a third-party can verify that services billed were actually provided

  • tool in educating health professionals

  • source of data for medical research

  • source of information for public health officials charged with improving the health of this state and nation

  • source of data for our planning and marketing

  • tool with which we can assess and work to improve the care rendered and outcomes achieved


Understanding what is in your record and how your health information is used helps you to ensure its accuracy; better understand who, what, when, where and why others may access your health information; and, make more informed decisions when authorizing disclosure to others


Download the Notices of Privacy Policy Packet

Your Health Information Rights


Although your health record is the physical property of NNHSC, the information contained in the record belongs to you. You have the right to:



  • Maintain the privacy of your health information,

  • Provide you with this notice as to your legal duties and privacy practices with respect to information we collect and maintain about you

  • Abide by the terms of this notice

  • Notify you if we are unable to agree to a requested restriction

  • Accommodate reasonable requests that you may have to communicate health information by alternative means or at alternative locations

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