Privacy Policy

NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES

This notice describes the privacy practices of generichealthmeds.com, its affiliates, the associated licensed physicians and pharmacies, with regard to the health information provided by the customers. These companies and physicians have agreed to the terms of this Notice of Privacy Practices.

Through this privacy notice we inform you of our commitment to protecting private health information and of patients rights to access health information. No other legal relationship between these physicians and companies is created or implied, except the one described in this notice.

We are aware that information about your prescriptions and your health care is private, and we consider it as personal information. In order to issue prescriptions for our customers we must record information about their health, such as medical questionnaires, prescription profiles, prescriptions, and billing records.

 

HOW WE MAY USE AND DISCLOSE HEALTH INFORMATION

Except for certain circumstances explained below, we will not use or disclose your personal health information for any reason:

  • We Use Your Health Information to Fill Your Prescriptions. In order to issue you a prescription and allow physicians to evaluate your prescription request we may use or disclose your protected health information. In this case, your health information will be first provided to a licensed physician for approval and then to a licensed pharmacy for the purpose of filling the prescription.
  • We Use Limited Information to Obtain Payment for Prescriptions. We may use through Secure Encryption Technology limited information such as your name, billing address and phone number, and credit card number, in order to obtain from your credit card company payment for the prescriptions. For customers paying by check, we also provide your checking account number to a check processing service. No health information about you is disclosed to the credit card company or check processing service.
  • We May Use Health Information for Health Care Operations. We may use or disclose health care information for our operations, for instance to evaluate the quality of care services we provide our customers. In order to offer you treatment or obtain payment our company and affiliates, the physicians, and pharmacies may also disclose health care information to each other as necessary.
  • Refill Reminders and Information about Treatment Alternatives. We may use health care information to contact you by e-mail notifying about prescription refills, inform about treatment alternatives or other health related benefits and services you might be interested in. In case you so not wish to receive this information please advise us.
  • Disclosures as Required by Law. In compliance with the law, and if the federal, state, or local law requests it we may use or disclose relevant protected health information. For instance, in cases of suspected abuse, neglect, domestic violence or certain physical injuries, or to respond to a subpoena, or order of a court or administrative tribunal we may be required to disclose your health information.
  • Disclosures for Public Health Activities. If a public health agency authorized by law, such as the Food and Drug Administration, requests it, we may disclose protected health information for public health activities such as preventing or controlling disease, injury, or disability.
  • Disclosures Concerning Organ Donors. If you are an organ donor, organizations such as procurement organizations, eye banks, and other similar organizations may request us to disclose information concerning your health or drugs we have prescribed.
  • Disclosures to Avert a Serious Threat to Health. If we consider, in good faith, that the release of your health information is necessary to prevent or minimize a threat to your, public's or another individual's health or safety, we are permitted by law and standards of ethical conduct to release the health information.
  • Disclosures for Health Oversight Activities. If a health oversight agency for monitoring and oversight activities authorized by law requests it, we may disclose your health information. For example we may release health information to the state agency that licenses pharmacies for the purpose of monitoring or inspecting pharmacies related to that license.
  • Disclosures for Workers Compensation Purposes. We may release protected health information about you if required to do so by laws governing the workers compensation or other similar programs providing benefits for work related injuries or illness.
  • Disclosures to Business Associates. We may disclose protected health information to certain businesses assisting us with our Health Care Operations. In this case, we will sign contracts with them requiring that they keep protected health information private and secure.
     

If you have any questions about this statement or the practices of this site you can contact us at any time.