Your Privacy Matters to Us
The privacy of our patients at Hearing Care Professionals is important to us and we will always respect your privacy. In order to provide you with the best possible care, it is important that you trust us and share with us all the necessary information to enable us to diagnose and best treat you.
What Information is collected?
In the course of providing treatment, this practice collects health and related information about you that we consider sensitive. We have a policy that covers how your health information is collected, used, stored, disclosed and accessed.
The practice only collects information that is necessary to provide a quality health service. In the course of providing this service we may disclose information to your treating doctor and other health service providers from whom you are currently receiving treatment. In accordance with privacy legislation, you are entitled to access any information that we hold about you. The practice may charge reasonable costs for the provision of this information and it may take time to prepare files for release.
What Happens to my Information?
We release some health and billing information to health insurers, third party insurers and workers compensation authorities in order to meet their requirements for claim assessment and payment.
Your Audiologist will discuss this information with you and will limit this release if you require. If you ask us to withhold certain information this may have an impact on your claim.
For this practice to release information to a third party, we need to know which records you would like to release so requests should specify dates and which detail is needed, where possible.
Our goal is to ensure that your information is accurate, complete and up-to-date. To assist us with this, please contact us if any of the details you have provided change. Further, if you believe that the information we have about you is not accurate, complete or up-to-date please contact us and we will use all reasonable efforts to correct the information.
Further Information and Feedback
We may contact you from time to time regarding current or new services we offer or with information related to hearing care that we feel may interest you.
If you do not wish to receive any information we sent out via mail or electronic means please let us know so we can remove you from our contact list. You can unsubscribe from any of our electronic communications using the unsubscribe option provided in those communications.
To ensure that we continue to improve our privacy processes, we would like to encourage you to raise any concerns that you may have regarding privacy with us at any time. All concerns will be dealt with fairly and as quickly as possible.
Federal Privacy Act
For information on the Federal Privacy Act, you are encouraged to contact the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner who is the national privacy regulator. Click here for website
This practice complies with both state and federal privacy legislation.