Patient Privacy and HIPAA Rights
Patient Privacy and HIPAA Rights
Catholic Health Services of Long Island and its affiliated covered entities (collectively, CHS) is committed to ensuring that your medical information is private and secure. CHS protects medical information as required by state laws and the federal privacy rules of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), to ensure the security and privacy of your medical records and promote trust between our patients and their health care providers.
Notice of Privacy Practices
CHS maintains a Notice of Privacy Practices that describes the ways in which our covered entities may use and disclose your health information and how you can obtain access to this information. Every patient will be provided with a copy of the Notice when they first come to a CHS provider for treatment and will be asked to sign an acknowledgment that they received a copy of our Notice. Please download the following documents for detailed information on our privacy practices.
Inspecting and Obtaining Copies of Your Medical Records
You are entitled to request that a copy of your medical record be released to you or a designated person by downloading and completing the following request form. All forms requesting medical records must be submitted by mail or in person to the Health Information Management (HIM) Department of the specific CHS facility or practice that treated you.
For copies of your billing information, please submit your request in writing to the Director of Patient Accounts at CHS.
Requesting an Amendment to Your Medical Record
You are entitled to request an amendment be made to your medical record by downloading and completing the following request form. This form must be submitted by mail or in person to the Health Information Management (HIM) Department of the specific CHS facility or practice that treated you.
*Please note that these forms should NOT be sent to Catholic Health Services of Long Island*
The information you are requesting may be available free of charge through CHS MyChart, our secure patient portal. With a CHS MyChart account you can view: test results, immunizations, medication lists, visit and admission summaries, and appointment information from your home computer or compatible smart phone/tablet. Please note: The portal only provides access to portions of the electronic medical record - it is not an all-inclusive medical record. Please ask your doctor about signing up for CHS MyChart. You can also learn how to get started here. Please call (631) 465-6100 if you need assistance.
Privacy Officer Contact Information
To report a known or suspected violation of a patient’s privacy, please contact the CHS Compliance Hotline by phone at 866-272-0004. You may choose to leave your contact information or report the incident anonymously.
You may also contact the Privacy Officer of the CHS facility or practice directly:
CHS Chief Privacy Officer
CHS Deputy Privacy Officer
Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center
St. Charles Hospital
St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center
Mercy Medical Center
St. Francis Hospital
St. Joseph Hospital
Our Lady of Consolation
631-587-1600 x 6538
Catholic Home Care
Good Shepherd Hospice
Maryhaven Center of Hope
631-474-4117 x 2280
St. Catherine of Siena Nursing Home & Good Samaritan Nursing & Rehabilitation Care Center
CHS Physician Partners, PC
CHS Physician Partners, IPA