Patient Privacy Notice | NYC Health + Hospitals

Patient Privacy Notice

The protection of your health information is very important to us. NYC Health + Hospitals’ Privacy Notice is a document which describes how medical information about our patients may be used and disclosed, and how patients can exercise a number of new rights granted under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

We at NYC Health + Hospitals encourage you to review this Privacy Notice and become familiar with how your personal health information will be used and safeguarded, as well as rights regarding the protection of your personal data. The information in the Privacy Notice is effective September 23, 2013.

Click below to view and print the NYC Health + Hospitals Privacy Notice in any of these languages, in PDF format:

The Corporate HIPAA Privacy and Security Officer (CPSO) within the Office of Corporate Compliance (OCC), Ms. Catherine Patsos, also First Deputy Corporate Compliance Officer, is responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of patient information, and compliance with the privacy and security mandates of HIPAA.

If you have a privacy complaint, report, or other privacy-related matter that you would like to bring to the attention of the CPSO, please do not hesitate to contact the OCC through NYC Health + Hospitals’ toll-free confidential and anonymous Helpline at 1-866-HELP-HHC (1-866-435-7442) or by e-mail at You may also report privacy-related matters by contacting the Facility Privacy Officer assigned to the NYC Health + Hospitals facility where you have sought treatment.