Patient Privacy

Your health is an intensely personal matter. As your healthcare provider, we recognize that and work hard to ensure your privacy.

As part of our efforts to protect your privacy and keep your personal health information confidential, we've updated our privacy policy and have made it available to you online as well as when you come to our facilities for care.

We strongly encourage you to read our privacy policy and ask questions if there are parts of it you don't understand. It is very important that you understand how your health information may be used and what your rights are regarding your health information.

Our privacy policy describes the ways in which we both use and protect your information. It explains your rights to inspect, copy and amend your medical information. It also outlines your rights to restrict or limit how we use and share your health information.

In addition, this policy identifies our privacy officer—the person we have designated to ensure that our facilities are equipped and our staff trained to protect your privacy. The privacy officer reviews any special requests and helps resolve any questions or concerns you may have.

We train our staff and volunteers to be sensitive about confidentiality and patient privacy. Please be assured that, as much as possible, we will limit both the amount of information about you that is shared and the number of people with whom it is shared. We restrict access to information about you to only those who need to know that information under state and federal laws and regulations and to those who provide, pay for and improve your care.

We also maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your health information.

Please let us know if you have any questions about how your health information is being used and if you have any concerns about your privacy. Privacy, like patient satisfaction, is very important to us.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 814.234.6160 or at privacyofficer@mountnittany.org.

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