Patient Privacy

Information Security and Privacy Office

650 Komas Drive, Ste. 102
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Phone: 801-587-9241
Fax: 801-587-9443

Privacy Intranet

University of Utah Health Care understands that your physical and mental health information is very personal and private. We promise our patients that we will protect that information to the best of our ability through the preparation of our faculty, staff and volunteers to use or disclose patient data with the utmost caution and consideration. We support that promise by implementing technical safeguards that meet the highest business security standards in the industry.


Notice of Privacy Practices - Your Rights (HIPAA)

Every patient we serve is provided a Notice of Privacy Practices (PDF) the first time they come to us for health services. This document is the centerpiece of our promise to you. It serves two important functions:

  • It tells you how we use and/or disclose your information to make sure you get the best treatment, with as little inconvenience as possible, for you.
  • It advises you, the patient, of your privacy rights in the control of your own health information.

University Health Plan Information

The University, and those who work, teach, and learn here, value the privacy of the information you provide to us. The pages listed below explain how we handle the personal information that you share with us as a consumer, employee, health/benefits plan member, participant in a research study, patient, or student.


Release of Information

The University of Utah's ("University") patient records are covered by health care provider privilege. Release of these records is governed by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and may also be covered by the Substance Abuse Act, a federal law ensuring confidentiality for substance abuse treatment records.

 
Last Updated: 9/24/14