HIPAA Privacy Policy

1. Introduction

My Ancient Pharmacist (“we,” “us,” or “our”) is committed to safeguarding the privacy and security of our customers’ personal and health information. This HIPAA Privacy Policy outlines our practices regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of protected health information (PHI) in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

2. Scope

This policy applies to all PHI that we receive, maintain, or transmit, whether in electronic, paper, or oral form. PHI includes any information that relates to the past, present, or future physical or mental health or condition of an individual, the provision of health care to an individual, or the payment for the provision of health care.

3. Collection of PHI

We collect PHI only as necessary to provide our products and services. This may include, but is not limited to, information collected through:

  • Prescription orders
  • Health consultations
  • Customer service interactions
  • Payment transactions

4. Use of PHI

We use PHI to:

  • Provide, coordinate, or manage your health care and related services
  • Communicate with healthcare professionals regarding your treatment
  • Process payments for services rendered
  • Conduct quality assessment and improvement activities
  • Comply with legal and regulatory requirements

5. Disclosure of PHI

We may disclose PHI under the following circumstances:

  • To healthcare providers for the purpose of your treatment
  • To health insurance companies for payment purposes
  • To business associates who perform services on our behalf, provided they agree to protect the privacy of PHI
  • As required by law, such as in response to a court order or subpoena
  • To public health authorities for public health activities
  • To law enforcement officials for law enforcement purposes

6. Patient Rights

You have the following rights regarding your PHI:

  • The right to access and obtain a copy of your PHI
  • The right to request an amendment to your PHI if you believe it is incorrect or incomplete
  • The right to an accounting of disclosures of your PHI made by us
  • The right to request restrictions on the use or disclosure of your PHI
  • The right to request confidential communications
  • The right to file a complaint if you believe your privacy rights have been violated

7.Safeguards

We implement appropriate administrative, physical, and technical safeguards to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of PHI. These measures include:

  • Secure storage of PHI
  • Encryption of electronic PHI
  • Access controls to limit access to PHI to authorized personnel only
  • Training for our staff on HIPAA compliance and privacy practices

8. Changes to this Policy

We may update this HIPAA Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices or applicable law. We will notify you of any significant changes by posting the revised policy on our website and updating the effective date.

9. Contact Information

If you have any questions about this HIPAA Privacy Policy or wish to exercise your rights, please contact us at: (646) 797-0985

Email at: administrator@myancientpharmacist.org