Evolution Healing Center values you as a client and respects your right to privacy. We pledge our commitment to treating your information responsibly. We restrict access to your health information to those employees who need to know in order to provide appropriate treatment or services to you or to conduct The Evolution business on your behalf.
At Evolution Healing Center, all health care records and other individually identifiable health information used or disclosed to us in any form, whether electronically, on paper, or orally, be kept confidential. The patient has significant rights to understand and control how health information is used.
CHANGES TO THIS NOTICE
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
We use the information we collect in various ways, including to:
- Provide, operate, and maintain our website
- Improve, personalize, and expand our website
- Understand and analyze how you use our website
- Develop new products, services, features, and functionality
- Communicate with you, either directly or through one of our partners, including for customer service, to provide you with updates and other information relating to the website.
- Send you emails
- Find and prevent fraud
If you contact us directly, we may receive additional information about you such as your name, email address, phone number, the contents of the message and/or attachments you may send us, and any other information you may choose to provide.
When you register for an Account, we may ask for your contact information, including items such as name, company name, address, email address, and telephone number.
USES AND DISCLOSURES OF HEALTH INFORMATION
The following categories describe different ways that we use and disclose Protected Health Information about you only under a signed release.
For Treatment: We may use or disclose your Health Information for your treatment, such as to a doctor or other healthcare provider providing treatment to you.
For Payment: We may use and disclose your Protected Health Information to obtain payment for services we provide to you, such as to obtain reimbursement for services we provided.
Your Authorization: You may give us a written authorization or release to use your Protected Health Information for any purpose that you deem necessary. You may revoke an authorization or release at any time; the revocation must be in writing. Your revocation will not affect any use or disclosures permitted by your release while it was in effect.
Individuals Involved in Your Care or Payment for Your Care: With your signed release, your Protected Health Information may be disclosed to a family member, friend or other person to help with your treatment.
Marketing: We may not use your protected health related information for marketing purpose. We may not sell your protected health information.
Research: We do not disclose Protected Health Information for research purposes without your written consent. Information without patient identifiable data may be used for generic research.Workers’ Compensation and Disability. With your signed release, Protected Health Information about you may be disclosed for workers’ compensation, disability or similar programs.
The following categories describe different ways that we may use and disclose Protected Health Information about you without a signed release.
Law Enforcement. We may release Protected Health Information if asked by a law enforcement official if the information is:
(1) in response to a court order, subpoena, warrant, summons or similar process;
(2) limited information to identify or locate a suspect, fugitive, material witness, or missing person;
(3) about the victim of a crime even if, under certain very limited circumstances, we are unable to obtain the person’s agreement;
(4) about a death we believe may be the result of criminal conduct;
(5) about criminal conduct on our premises; and
(6) in an emergency to report a crime, the location of the crime or victims, or the identity, description or location of the person who committed the crime.
Coroners, Medical Examiners, and Funeral Directors. We may disclose Protected Health Information to a coroner or medical examiner for the purpose of identifying a deceased person, determining a cause of death, or other duties as authorized by law. We may disclose Protected Health Information to funeral directors, consistent with applicable law, as necessary to carry out their duties.
Health Care Operations: We may use and disclose your Protected Health Information in connection with our treatment options. These uses and disclosures are necessary to run Evolution and to make sure all of our patients receive quality care. Treatment operations may also include, but are not limited to, accreditation and licensing, and conducting training programs in which students, trainees, or practitioners in areas of health care learn under supervision to practice or improve their skills as holistic providers. We may use your information to provide information on services that may be of interest to you.
To Avert a Serious Threat to Health or Safety: We may use and disclose Protected Health Information when necessary to prevent a serious threat to your health and safety or the health and safety of the public or another person. Disclosures, however, will be made only to someone who may be able to help prevent the threat.
Victim of Abuse, Neglect, or Domestic Violence: We may use or disclose your Protected Health Information to an authorized government authority, including a social service or protective services agency if we reasonably believe you to be a victim of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence.
Data Breach Notification Purposes: We may use or disclose your Protected Health Information to provide legally required notices of unauthorized access to or disclosure of your health information.
Judicial and Administrative Proceedings: We may disclose your Protected Health Information in response to a court or administrative tribunal order, a subpoena, a discovery request, or other lawful process but only when we have followed procedures required by law.
Business Associates: We may disclose Protected Health Information to our “business associates” who perform certain functions or activities that involve the use or disclosure of Protected Health Information on behalf of, or provides services to us. All of our business associates are obligated to protect the privacy of Protected Health Information and may use the information only for the purposes for which the business associate was engaged.
USES AND DISCLOSURES THAT REQUIRE US TO GIVE YOU AN OPPORTUNITY TO OBJECT AND OPT
Disaster Relief: We may disclose your Protected Health Information to disaster relief organizations that seek your Protected Health Information to coordinate your care, or notify family and friends of your location or condition in a disaster. We will provide you with an opportunity to agree or object to such a disclosure whenever practical to do so.
Other uses and disclosures of Protected Health Information not covered by this Notice or the laws that apply to us will be made only with your written authorization.
Right to Access: You have the right to request to inspect and/or get copies of your Protected Health Information for as long as we maintain it. You must submit your request in writing to our Administrator. If you request a copy of the information, we may charge a fee for the costs of copying, mailing, staff time or other supplies associated with your request. We may deny your request to inspect and copy in certain circumstances. If you are denied access to Protected Health Information, you may request that the denial be reviewed. Another holistic professional chosen by Evolution will review your request and the denial. The person conducting the review will not be the person who denied your request. We will comply with the outcome of the review.
Right to an Electronic Copy of Electronic Medical Records: If your Protected Health Information is maintained in an electronic format (known as an electronic medical record or EMR), you have the right to request that an electronic copy of your record be given to you or transmitted to another individual or entity.
Notification of a Breach: You have the right to be notified in the event that we (or one of our Business Associates) discovers a breach of any of your unsecured protected health information.
Right to Amend. You have the right to request that we amend your Protected Health Information if you feel the information is incorrect or incomplete. To request an amendment, your request must be made in writing explaining why the information should be amended and submitted to our Administrator. We may deny your request under certain circumstances.
Right to Request Restrictions: You have the right to request that we place additional restrictions on our use or disclosure of your protected health information. We are not required to agree to any restriction that you may request. If we do agree to the restriction, we will comply with the restriction unless the information is needed to provide emergency treatment to you or unless the use or disclosure is otherwise permitted by law.
Out-of-Pocket Payments: If you paid out-of-pocket (or in other words, we did not bill your health plan) in full for a specific item or service, you have the right to request in writing that your Protected Health Information with respect to that item or service not be disclosed to a health plan for purposes of payment or health care operations, and we will honor that request.
Right to Request Confidential Communications: You have the right to request that we communicate with you about your Protected Health Information by alternative means or alternative locations. Your request must be made in writing and must specify the alternative means or location, and provide satisfactory explanation of how payments will be handled under the alternative means or location you request.
Right to Paper Copy of Statement: If you requested or agreed to receive this notice electronically, you have the right to a paper copy of this Statement. You may ask us to give you a copy of this notice at any time. You may obtain the Statement from our Administrator.
COMPLAINTS AND QUESTIONS
If you are concerned that we may have violated your privacy rights, or you disagree with a decision we made regarding your health information, you may express your written complaint to us at the address below
Email: [email protected]
DISCLAIMER AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION
This website is designed for general educational and informational purposes only and does not render medical advice. The information provided through this website should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or illness. It is not a substitute for professional health care, and is designed to support – not replace – the relationship you have with your health care provider. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, you should consult your health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or emergency medical services immediately. There is no licensing category for Evolution Healing Center, and Evolution Healing Center does not provide medical care. All medical care is directed by collaborating physicians who support our integrative approach. Our services are considered integrative or complementary to licensed allopathic medicine and healing arts services.