Who we are

Our website address is: https://dcurgentcare.com. 

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Any information you input into a contact form on this website will be used to contact you. We may share your email address and phone number with our medical and surgical partners when necessary.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We gather data using google analytics, including your location, interests, and demographics.

Who we share your data with

We share your data with our medical and surgical partners. They require this data in order to contact you.

How long we retain your data

We retain your data indefinitely.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Our contact information

Email: info@dcurgentcare.com

Phone: +1 646-470-8821

Additional information

How we protect your data

We protect your data using industry-standard encryption.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We take all reasonable steps to ensure your data is secure. If your data is compromised and we know about it, we will notify you.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We use the data you provide us to match you with the best service provider in your area.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

1 USES AND DISCLOSURES OF PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION

Uses and Disclosures of Protected Health Information for Treatment, Payment, or Operations

Your protected health information may be used by your doctor for treatment, payment, and health care operations as described here without authorization from you. It may be used and disclosed by your doctor, the office staff, and others outside our office who are involved in your care and treatment for the purpose of providing health care services to you and to pay your health care bills, which are used to support the operation of the doctor’s practice.

The following are examples of ways in which your protected healthcare information may be used by your doctor and the office staff without your specific authorization. Please note that these examples are not meant to be exhaustive, only to describe the types of uses and disclosures that can possibly be made by our office.

  • Treatment: Your protected healthcare information may be used and disclosed to provide, coordinate, or manage your health care and any related services, including services rendered from another doctor, consultation with another doctor, or the management of your health care with a third party.
  • Payment: Your information may be used, as needed, to obtain or provide payment for your medical services. This includes disclosures to other entities, such as in the case that your health insurance plan may undertake certain activities (for example, making a determination of eligibility or coverage for benefits, reviewing services provided, and undertaking utilization review activities) before it approves or pays for services recommended to you.
  • Operations: Your protected health information may be disclosed or used, as needed, to support the business activities of your doctor’s practice. These activities include – but are not limited to – quality assessment and improvement activities; reviewing the competence or qualifications of professionals; business planning and development; and conducting or arranging for other business activities.

In conducting business activities, we may use a sign-in sheet at the registration desk where you will be asked to sign your name and indicate your treating provider. We may also call you by name in the waiting room and use or disclose your protected health information, as needed, to contact you to remind you of your appointment..

Whenever your protected health information is used or disclosed in an arrangement between our office and a business associate, we will have a written contract that contains terms that will protect the privacy of your information.

We may use or disclose your protected health information, as necessary, to provide you with information about a product or service to encourage you to purchase or use the product or service. This may be done for a few specific, limited purposes.

Your protected health information may be disclosed to another provider, health plan, or health care clearinghouse for limited operational purposes as long as the other entity has, or has had, a relationship with you.

Uses and Disclosures of Protected Health Information Based upon Your Written Authorization

Other uses and disclosures of your protected health information will only be made with your written authorization unless otherwise permitted or required by law. You may revoke this authorization at any time in writing, except to the extent that your doctor or the practice has taken action in reliance on the use or disclosure indicated in the authorization.

2 YOUR RIGHTS

The following is a statement of your rights, with respect to your protected health information, and a brief description of how these rights may be exercised.

You have the right to inspect and copy your protected health information. This means that you may inspect and obtain a copy of your protected health information that is contained in your chart, including medical and billing records. It also includes any other records that your doctor and the practice may use to make decisions about your treatment.

You may not, however, inspect or copy information compiled in reasonable anticipation of, or use in, a civil, criminal, or administrative action or proceeding. Depending on the circumstances, a decision made to deny access may be reviewable. Please contact our Office Manager if you have questions about what access you are allowed to your medical record.

You have the right to request a restriction of your protected health information, wherein you ask our office not to use or disclose any part of your protected health information for the purposes of treatment, payment, or healthcare operations. You may also request not to have your protected health information disclosed to family members or friends who may be involved in your care. Any request made must state the specific restriction requested and to whom you want the restriction to apply.

Your doctor is not required to agree to a restriction that you may request but may permit use and disclosure of your protected health information if he or she believes it is in your best interest. If your doctor does agree to the requested restriction, we may not use or disclose your information unless it is needed to provide emergency treatment. If you wish to place any restriction on your protected health information, speak with the office manager.

You have the right to request confidential communications from us by alternative means or at an alternative location; we will accommodate reasonable requests. We will not request an explanation as to the basis for the request but may condition this accommodation by asking you for information in regards to how payment will be handled or specification of an alternative address or another method of contact. Please make this request in writing and submit it to our Office Manager.

You may have the right to have your provider amend your protected health information, though we reserve the right to deny this request. This may include a request for an amendment of protected health information about you in a designated record set for as long as we handle that information. If we deny your request for an amendment, you have the right to file a statement of disagreement. In this case, we may prepare a rebuttal to your statement and provide you with a copy of any such rebuttal.

You have the right to receive an accounting of certain disclosures made by us, if any, of your protected health information. This applies to disclosures made for purposes other than treatment, payment, or healthcare operations as described in this Policy, though it excludes any disclosures made to you, for a facility directory, to family members or friends involved in your care, or for notification purposes. It also excludes any disclosures for which you have signed an authorization. The right to receive this information is subject to certain exceptions, restrictions, and limitations.

3 COMPLAINTS

You may make a complaint to us or to the Secretary of Health and Human Services if you believe your privacy rights have been violated. You may file a complaint with us by notifying our Office Manager. We will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint.

For further information about the complaint process, contact the Office Manager.

This Policy was published and becomes effective on July 11th, 2020.