Privacy Notice

South County Mental Health Center, Inc.
16158 South Military Trail Delray Beach,
Florida 33484 HIPAA Privacy Notice

We Care About Your Privacy
South County Mental Health Center is committed to protecting your privacy. However, in order for us to provide you with Mental Health or Substance Abuse services, we need to collect certain information about you. We understand that the confidentiality of this information is very important to you. This notice explains our policies and practices with respect to your personal health information. Please take a moment to read this privacy notice so that you may understand how we collect, protect and use your personal information.

The Types of Information We Collect and How We Collect It
We receive information from you on your application for service at South County Mental Health Center and various other forms, including but not limited to your name, address, date of birth, sex, social security number, medical information, dependent information, etc. We also collect information that you authorize agencies and hospitals to disclose to us.

How We Share Your Personal Information
We may provide personal health information we collect to our business partners to accomplish certain functions such as processing, utilization management, servicing and marketing. We will not provide this information to an entity unless we have a written agreement that requires such third party protection and confidentiality of this information. There may be circumstances when we are required to provide personal health information we collect to authorized persons or entities to comply with a subpoena or summons by federal, state or local authorities or to respond to judicial process or regulatory authorities with jurisdiction over our company for examination, compliance or other purposes as required by law. When we share that personal health information as permitted and required by law, we are not required to provide you with an option to restrict the sharing of personal health information.

Protecting the Confidentiality and Security of Your Personal Health Information
We take safeguarding your privacy very seriously. We employ industry standard security measures to prevent unauthorized access, protect against loss, maintain data security, and ensure the correct use of such information. Employee access to personal health information is limited to only those employees with a clinical or business reason for accessing such information. We educate all our employees about the importance of confidentiality, and we take appropriate disciplinary measures to enforce employee responsibility regarding personal health information.

For More Information
If you have any questions about our privacy notice, contact us in writing at South County Mental Health Center, Inc., Health Information Management Department, 16158 South Military Trail, Delray Beach, Florida 33484.