Protecting the Privacy of Your Personal Health Information
Sault Area Hospital recognizes that the personal health information of our patients must be treated with respect and sensitivity and privacy must be protected. The personal health information we collect may include name, date of birth, address, health card number, health history, records of visits to Sault Area Hospital and the care received during those visits. Occasionally, we collect personal health information about our patients from other sources if we have obtained consent to do so or if the law permits.
We use and disclose your personal health information to:
Subject to legal exceptions:
We take steps to protect your personal health information from theft, loss and unauthorized access, including copying, modification, use, disclosure and disposal.
How to contact us
For more information about our privacy protection practices, or to raise a concern, please speak to your caregiver or contact the Privacy Officer at (705) 759-3434 ext. 3635.