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Your Privacy Matters: Understanding HIPAA at Inner Solace Counseling

At Inner Solace Counseling, we understand that seeking therapy can be a deeply personal decision. Your privacy and the security of your health information are paramount to us. That's why we are fully committed to complying with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

What is HIPAA?

HIPAA is a federal law that protects the privacy of individuals' medical information, including your mental health records. It ensures that your protected health information (PHI) is kept confidential and secure.

What Does HIPAA Mean for You?

Here's what you can expect at Inner Solace Counseling regarding HIPAA:

  • Confidentiality: We will only use or disclose your PHI for the purposes of providing you with therapy services, obtaining payment for those services, or for other purposes permitted by law. We will always obtain your written authorization before using or disclosing your PHI for any other purpose.

  • Security: We have implemented robust administrative, physical, and technical safeguards to protect your PHI from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

  • Notice of Privacy Practices: We provide you with a copy of our Notice of Privacy Practices, which explains our policies and procedures for protecting your PHI in more detail. This document outlines your rights and our responsibilities under HIPAA.

  • Your Rights: Under HIPAA, you have several important rights regarding your PHI, including:

    • The right to access, amend, and request copies of your medical records, including your PHI.

    • The right to request that we restrict the use or disclosure of your PHI.

    • The right to file a complaint if you believe your privacy rights have been violated.

We are here to answer your questions. If you have any questions about HIPAA, our Notice of Privacy Practices, or how we protect your information, please don't hesitate to ask. You can reach us by phone at 859-493-8255 or by email at contact@innersolacecounseling.com (Please note: Due to HIPAA regulations, we cannot discuss your PHI via email).

Taking Care of Yourself and Your Privacy

We are committed to providing you with a safe and supportive environment to address your mental health needs. HIPAA compliance is an essential part of that commitment. We look forward to partnering with you on your wellness journey.

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