They are talking about us and we love it!
Thank you to Cassandra, Evie and Cee for taking the time to post comments on YELP. Thank you too, for the trust you place in us. We are honored that you have chosen us to provide your health care.
"No one likes to go to these places. Five stars for the people who work there, everyone I spoke to, from the front desk to the treatment areas, was extremely kind and professional. I left with my dignity intact and my faith in humanity renewed."
"Kristin Paulson, P.A., makes me feel comfortable and reassured during every visit."
"I do not understand why this place gets such poor reviews. I had a great first experience a the medical clinic. Dr. Pohl was kind and professional. He really cares about the concerns of his patients. I am definitely returning for a follow up visit."
Do you know and understand the Healthcare Information Portability and Privacy Act, often referred to as "HIPAA," or "the Privacy Act?" HIPAA is a Federal law that safeguards patient privacy. The Department of Health and Human Services hosts a detailed website dedicated to HIPAA and because we take your privacy very seriously at Mission Valley Medical Clinic, we want to bring the H.H.S. resource site to your attention.
Notice of Privacy Practices -- courtesy of Health and Human Services Department http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/noticepp.html
Why you are receiving a Notice from your doctors and health plan
Your health care provider and health plan must give you a notice that tells you how they may use and share your health information and how you can exercise your health privacy rights. In most cases, you should get this notice on your first visit to a provider or in the mail from your health insurer, and you can ask for a copy at any time. The provider or health plan cannot use or disclose information in a way that is not consistent with their notice.
Why you are asked to “sign” a form
The law requires your doctor, hospital, or other health care provider you see in person to ask you to state in writing that you received the notice. Often, that means the doctor will ask you to sign a form stating that you received the notice that day.
What is in the Notice
the covered entity’s duties to protect health information privacy.
When and how you can receive a Notice of Privacy Practices
Most covered health care providers must give notice to their patients at the patient’s first service encounter (usually at your first appointment). In emergency treatment situations, the provider must give the patient the notice as soon as possible after the emergency. It must also post the notice in a clear and easy to find location where patients are able to read it.