Privacy Practices

Carolina Pediatrics of Wilmington, P.A - Notice of Privacy Practices.  

This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.

The purpose of this Detailed Notice is to inform you about your privacy rights and provide you with information on how Carolina Pediatrics of Wilmington, P.A. may use and disclose your personal health information. All Carolina Pediatrics of Wilmington employees, staff, personnel and volunteers must follow the terms of this Notice. We are required by law to keep health information that identifies you private to the extent described in this Notice, follow the terms of this Notice and provide you with this Notice of Carolina Pediatrics of Wilmington's legal duties and privacy practices with respect to your personal health information.

Uses and Disclosures

Treatment:
Your health information may be used by staff members or disclosed to other health care professionals for the purpose of evaluating your health, diagnosing medical conditions, and providing treatment. For example, results of laboratory tests and procedures will be available in your medical record to all health professionals who may provide treatment or who may be consulted by staff members.

Payment:
Your health information may be used to seek payment from your health plan, from other sources of coverage such as an automobile insurer, or from credit card companies that you may use to pay for services. For example, your health plan may request and receive information on dates of service, the services provided, and the medical condition being treated.

Health care operations:
Your health information may be used as necessary to support the day-to-day activities and management of Carolina Pediatrics of Wilmington. For example, information on the services you received may be used to support budgeting and financial reporting, and activities to evaluate and promote quality.

Law enforcement:
Your health information may be disclosed to law enforcement agencies to support government audits and inspections, to facilitate law-enforcement investigations, and to comply with government mandated reporting.

Public health reporting:
Your health information may be disclosed to public health agencies as required by law. For example, we are required to report certain communicable diseases to the state's public health department.

Other uses and disclosures require your authorization. Disclosure of your health information or its use for any purpose other than those listed above requires your specific written authorization. If you change your mind after authorizing a use or disclosure of your information you may submit a written revocation of the authorization. However, your decision to revoke the authorization will not affect or undo any use or disclosure of information that occurred before you notified us of your decision to revoke your authorization.

Additional Uses of Information. Appointment reminders. Your health information will be used by our staff to send you appointment reminders.

Information about treatments. Your health information may be used to send you information that you may find interesting on the treatment and management of your medical condition. We may also send you information describing other health-related products and services that we believe may interest you.

Wilmington Office

Address:
715 Medical Center Drive
Wilmington, NC  28401

Phone: (910)763-2476
FAX: (910)763-8176

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Hampstead Office

Address:
16747 US HWY 17N, Suite 114 Hampstead, NC  28443

Phone: (910) 777-2013
FAX: (910) 821-1060

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