This Notice describes how health information about you may be used and disclosed and how you may access this information. Please review this Notice carefully.
Welcome to South Bay Community Services (SBCS), a community development nonprofit organization that provides children, youth, and families in the South Bay area with services, which reinforce the family’s role in our community and assist individuals to aspire realistically to lives of self-fulfillment. While participating in our services, we expect families and/or individuals may come to us with concerns such as: difficulties getting along with others, trouble following rules, problems with authorities, sadness, anxiety, violence and/or may come from environments where substances are abused or dependency on substances have occurred. SBCS will ensure services are provided to serve all your needs.
At SBCS we are committed to treating and using protected health information (PHI) about you responsibly. This Notice of Privacy Practices and Policies describes the personal information we collect, and how and when we use or disclose that information. It also describes your rights as they relate to your protected health information. This Notice is effective April 14, 2003, and applies to all protected health information as defined by federal regulations.
Each time you visit SBCS a record of your visit is made. Typically this record contains your situation, treatment provided, a plan for future care or treatment and diagnoses, when necessary or appropriate. This information, often referred to as your client or case file, serves as a:
Understanding what is in your record and how your health information is used helps you to: ensure its accuracy, better understand who, what, when, where, and why others may access your health information, and make more informed decisions when authorizing disclosure to others.
SBCS is required to:
SBCS reserves the right to change our Notice of Privacy Practices and to make those changes effective for all protected health information we maintain. If we change our Notice, you may obtain a copy of the revised Notice by visiting our website at www.southbaycommunityservices.org or request a copy from your Associate.