Your Health Information Privacy Rights
The federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) gives you rights over your health information. It also sets rules for health care providers and health insurance companies about who can view and receive your health information. Covered health insurers and providers must comply with your right to:
- Ask to see and get a copy of your health records
- Correct your health information
- Receive a notice that tells you how your health information may be used and shared
- Decide if you want to give your permission before your health information can be used or shared for certain purposes, such as marketing
- Get a report on when and why your health information was shared
- File a complaint
How AnMed Uses Your Health Information
We protect your health information in a way that does not interfere with your health care. Your information can be used and shared:
- For your treatment and care coordination
- To pay doctors and hospitals for your health care and help run their businesses
- With family, relatives, friends or others you identify who are involved with your care or bills unless you object
- To make sure doctors give good care and nursing homes are clean and safe
- To protect the public’s health, such as reporting when the flu is in your area
- To make required reports to the police, such as reporting gunshot wounds
Get a Copy of Your Medical Records
Obtain a copy of your medical records by contacting the AnMed Medical Records Department at 864-512-1258.
Log In to MyChart
View your health summary and test results online through AnMed’s MyChart patient portal.
Send Your Health Information to a Third Party
You can send or have your health information sent to a third party by completing the AnMed Authorization for Release of Medical Information [PDF] form.
Your health information cannot be used or shared without your written permission.