Privacy Policy

This privacy notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Federal law requires us to distribute this notice. Please read it carefully. For detailed information download privacy notice

Family Tree clinic uses your private health information everyday to treat you, collect payment, and make the clinic run more efficiently. We follow strict rules to protect your confidentiality. We will not discuss your private information with you over the phone unless you have your Family tree Number. If you need your information sent to another clinic you must sign a form to release it However, there are times when we are required by law to give your private information to others. Please direct all of your questions to the Front Desk staff.

Medical Records Release

If you need your records released either directly to you or to another clinic you must fill out a records release form. We require 7-10 business days to process these requests. You may have individual lab results or records released directly to you at the time of your appointment by signing a one-time record release. Download the medical records release form and fax or mail it to us.

Your Health Record

Each time you visit a health care provider a record of your visit is made. Usually this record has your symptoms, exam and test results, diagnoses, treatment, and a plan for future care. This information is called your medical record. It serves as a:

  • Basis to plan your care and treatment
  • Way the health professionals who care for you communicate with each other
  • Legal document describing the care you received
  • Tool in educating doctors, nurses, and other health care providers to improve the care we give and plan for the future
  • Source of information for public health officials who have the goal to help improve the health of the nation

Understanding Your Health Record Helps You To:

  • Be sure it is correct
  • Know who, what, when, where, and why others may have your health information
  • Make better decisions when authorizing others to have access to your records
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