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Your Health Information
How your Health Information CAN be Used
To make sure that your health information is protected in a way that doesn’t interfere with your health care, your information can be used and shared:
- For your treatment and care coordination.
- To pay doctors and hospitals for your health care and help run their businesses.
- With your family, relatives, friends or others you identify who are involved with your health care or your health-care bills, unless you object.
- To make sure doctors give good care and nursing homes are clean and safe.
- To protect the public’s health, such as by reporting when the flu is in your area.
- To make required reports to the police, such as reporting gunshot wounds.
How your Health Information CANNOT be Used
Without your written permission, your provider cannot:
- Give your health information to your employer.
- Use or share your health information for marketing or advertising purposes.
- Share private notes about your mental health counseling sessions.
Adapted from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office for Civil Rights
How do I get copies of my medical records?
To obtain copies of your medical records, please submit a request form to:
Health Information Management
PO Box 100345
Gainesville, FL 32610
Health Information Management is located in room 1351 at UF Health Shands Hospital or visit UFHealth.org/contact-us for more details.
Commitment to Patient Care
Our goal is to provide the best patient care. If at any time you have questions or concerns about the quality of care that you or a family member are receiving or have received at our hospital, do not hesitate to speak with your nurse or the nursing supervisor.
If you feel that your issue wasn’t resolved, please contact a Patient Representative at 352-265-0123 with your compliments, complaints, or concerns. You may call at any time during or after your stay.