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This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).In addition, if the health center is asked who your insurance carrier is for purposes of filing medical malpractice claims, you should respond in writing whenever possible -- by stating that they and many/all of their providers are deemed federal employees, with resultant coverage under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) for actions within the scope of deemed employment, pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n). Accordingly, claims or notice of medical malpractice claims should be submitted by a claimant to the Office of General Counsel at the address below. Further, the health center should retain a copy of this correspondence in their office files, rather than in patient medical records.U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesOffice of the General CounselGeneral Law Division330 Independence Ave., S.W.Room 4760 Mail Stop: Capitol PlaceWashington, DC 20201
Community Health Centers of Pinellas's mission is to provide quality healthcare services to all.
Frequently Asked Questions (Q & A)
What Kind Of Personal Information Do We Collect and How Do We Obtain It? The personal information we obtain depends on the type of services you are accessing. Generally, the information includes: name, address; phone number; individual/household occupants’ social security numbers; date of birth; age; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity; occupation; salary and employment information; financial information; health habits; medical information both past and present; general health history to include family history, previous care and treatment issues; billing preferences; parental and guardianship information; picture identification; drivers license number; and other information necessary to provide you the best care possible. Most of this information is provided by you, but we also collect personal information about you from several other sources, depending on the nature of your care. We obtain personal information about you from the following sources: •Information you provide us, or an affiliate, on the patient information or financial assessment form, or on any other informational forms you may have completed; •Information you provide us, or an affiliate, about transactions with other entities;•Information your physician or other health care practitioners provide CHCP; or •Information received from other sources.How Do We Use Your Personal Information? We use your personal information to: perform transactions and functions necessary to implement and administer your care and treatment; to manage and treat your overall healthcare and well-being; to qualify you for the sliding fee discount program; and to process your claims for payment. On occasion your personal information is used for reporting or other functions required or permitted by law.What Kind of Personal Information About You Do We Share? We may share any of the information we collect about you (as described above) with our business associates. We may disclose any of the information we collect about you to other parties, however, the type and the amount of information we share with others is limited to what is necessary healthcare or as otherwise permitted or required by law. We may disclose any of the information we collect about you (as described above) to companies that perform services on our behalf, including administrative services, or to other institutions with whom we have joint agreements. If in the future we expand our business to include sharing your personal information to affiliates or non-affiliates for services that are outside the scope of what is permitted under law, we will issue new privacy notices to all our patients explaining option rights. How Do We Protect Your Information? We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect your personal information. We access and use your personal information to the extent necessary to administer your healthcare. We establish confidentiality agreements with contracted parties that receive non-public, personal, financial, and health information to those employees who need to know that information to administer your healthcare.