Important Privacy Information for Patients and Families
What is Personal Health Information?
- Your physical or mental health including family health history
- The care and treatment you receive
- A plan of service for long-term care
- Your health card number
- Payment or eligibility for health care
How Do We Collect Your Personal Health Information?
We collect your personal health information from you, your substitute decision maker (if applicable) and health care providers involved in your care.
How Do We Use Your Personal Health Information?
- To provide you with health care
- To make our services better
- To support research and teaching
- To receive payment for your treatment
It’s your Choice! Sharing Your Personal Health Information
We will share your personal health information with your Family Doctor, Specialists and other health care providers who are involved in your care.
You may request the hospital does not share your personal health information with health care providers. To do this, please contact us at 519 837-6440 ext. 2719.
We need your consent to share your personal health information with third parties, including Insurance Companies, Lawyers and Police.
If you have any questions or concerns about your privacy, please contact our Chief Privacy Officer at (519) 837-6440 ext. 2273 or review the Privacy Frequently Asked Questions.
When you are admitted to the hospital, you will be given a copy of our Privacy Pamphlet.
For additional Privacy resources, you may visit the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario’s Website.