Understanding HIPAA

All of us at Sky Lakes Medical Center are dedicated to delivering excellent patient-centered care and committed to providing health care services consistent with the very highest standards of ethics and integrity, and to protecting the privacy of our patients and their confidential medical information.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was created to ensure patients’ healthcare information remains confidential. This law tells us how, when, and to whom we can share patients’ healthcare information.

The HIPAA privacy regulations mean patients have the right to:

  • Request access to their protected health information
  • Request an amendment or correction to their protected health information
  • Request the restriction or limit the use of their protected health information
  • Refuse to be contacted for fund-raising activities
  • Request to keep their name off of the patient directory.

All of us at Sky Lakes Medical Center are personally responsible for respecting and protecting the privacy rights of our patients. This means not sharing patient information with anyone who should not have access to that information.

Only those involved in the care and treatment of a patient are allowed access to that patient’s medical record.

If you have concerns or questions, call 541-274-2876 or mail them Sky Lakes Medical Center, 2865 Daggett Ave., Klamath Falls, Ore., 97601.

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