Address:

1729 Wildwood Dr., Virginia Beach

Clinic Hours:

9am – 7pm (Mon-Fri), Closed (Sat & Sun)

Clinic Number:

(757) 938-3654

How does confidentiality work pertaining to my addiction treatment?

We to be your partner throughout your recovery process. We know that recovery is specific to the individual and not a “one size fits all” endeavor.

Many people are concerned that when being enrolled in a Suboxone treatment program that their privacy may be endangered. It’s natural to be concerned about family, friends, or place of employment may become aware of their issue. However any personal health information is protected by federal laws and regulations. During the COVID-19 era, the Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a “Notification of Enforcement Discretion,” waiving enforcement of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations, thus allowing providers to treat patients outside of the office in new venues such as with telehealth appointments. 

 

Regardless as to being enrolled under employer insurance, state or federal insurance, self-pay or any other program, the confidentiality laws and regulations remain in effect.

 

A Suboxone program is prohibited to reveal ANY information regarding a patient or their health. Disclosure of any patient information enrolled in a health addiction care facility is strictly prohibited, with the exception of the following;

 

  • The patient consents in writing
  • The disclosure is allowed by a court order, or
  • The disclosure is made to medical personnel in a medical emergency or to qualified personnel for research, audit, or practice/program evaluation.

 

THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY. This Notice Of Privacy Practices is provided to you under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and its implementing regulations (HIPAA) and applies to all records received and created about your physical and mental condition and treatment, and about billing and payment for such treatment, that may be maintained, used, and/or disclosed by Inspiration Health Addiction Treatment Center, LLC (IHAT) and all  IHAT workforce members, volunteers, medical staff, and contractors. Let’s discuss Organized Health Care Arrangements.  

 

Effective Date

This Notice is effective as of April 21, 2021. IHAT reserves the right to revise this Notice. If revisions are material, we will promptly revise and distribute a revised Notice by mail, e-mail (if you have agreed to electronic notice), hand delivery, or by posting on our website, as required by law. A copy of the current Notice will be made available to you when you initially register with IHAT for treatment or services, upon your request, and on subsequent visits if the Notice has been revised. In addition, the Notice will be posted at the patient registration desk.  

 

IHAT’s Commitment to Privacy

The privacy protections described in this Notice reflect IHAT’s commitment to protecting your privacy and to complying with HIPAA and related federal and state privacy and security laws (collectively hereafter ‘Privacy Laws’), which require IHAT to maintain the privacy and security of your PHI; to provide you with this Notice; to notify you of any unauthorized disclosure, use or other breach of unsecured PHI; and to abide by the terms of this Notice.  

 

Contact Information for Privacy Lead

If you would like more information about our privacy practices or have questions or concerns about this Notice, please contact the following: LEAH HANCOCK, Compliance/Privacy Lead; IHAT, 1729 Wildwood Drive, Suite 103, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464. 

If you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you may file a complaint, in writing, to either of the above or you may contact the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). You will not be penalized or retaliated against in any way for making a complaint.

Struggling With Addiction?

Get Help Today

If you or a family member are struggling with an addiction, come and meet us in person or online. Your recovery is just steps away.

 

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You can also call us at (757) 938-3654 for immediate assistance.