Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
We will use your information to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. respond to inquiry questions
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.
Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as personally identifiable information), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the Web page.
While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
This website may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
Social Media and Third Party Platforms
Privacy for Children
Pronghorn Psychiatry and StoneRidge Centers is a private substance use and mental health treatment center. We only provide treatment to individuals 18 years of age or older. As such, our website is not structured to attract anyone under the age of 18, nor do we knowingly collect any information from individuals under the age of 18.
Our Privacy Practices and HIPAA
Pronghorn Psychiatry and StoneRidge Centers understands that your personal and medical information are personal. We are committed to protecting your Protected Health Information and Individually Identifiable Health Information.
Pronghorn Psychiatry and StoneRidge Centers and our contracted provider network create a record of personal, health and medical information about the care and services you receive during your enrollment. We need this information to provide you with quality care and to comply with certain legal requirements. This Notice of Privacy Practices applies to your personal health and medical information generated and/or maintained by Pronghorn Psychiatry and StoneRidge Centers and our provider network.
Please note: all Pronghorn Psychiatry and StoneRidge Centers patients will receive a more detailed version of these privacy practices in writing upon enrollment in our services.
We are required by law to:
- Make certain that medical information, including any genetic information about your or your family, that identifies you is kept private
- Make certain you are given notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to your PHI/IIHI
- Make certain that Pronghorn Psychiatry and StoneRidge Centers and our provider network follow the Privacy Practices that are currently in effect
How We May Use or Disclose Medical Information About You
The following describes different ways we use and disclose your PHI/IIHI without your written authorization. If you are receiving services for the evaluation or treatment of substance abuse or HIV, specific rules apply to the use and disclosure of information related to those services.
For Treatment: We may use your PHI/IIHI to provide you with behavioral health treatment or services. We may disclose such information to psychiatrists, your primary care physician, therapists/Mental Health Professionals, case managers/Mental Health Paraprofessionals, or other behavioral health professionals who are involved in your care.
For Payment: We may use and disclose your PHI/IIHI so that the treatment and services you receive may be billed and payment may be collected from appropriate payers, such as an insurance organization or a third party.
For Health Care Operations: We may use and disclose your PHI/IIHI for the business activities of Pronghorn Psychiatry and StoneRidge Centers and our network providers. These uses and disclosures are necessary for administrative functioning and to assist our patients to receive quality care.
Individuals Involved In Your Care: We may release PHI/IIHI to a family member actively involved in your care and treatment as allowed under Arizona state law and in accordance with Pronghorn Psychiatry and StoneRidge Centers policies and procedures.
Substance Abuse Health Information: All PHI/IIHI regarding substance abuse is kept strictly confidential and released only in conformance with the requirements of federal law and regulation. Disclosure of any medical information referencing alcohol or substance abuse may only be made with your written authorization.
HIV Information: All PHI/IIVI regarding HIV is kept strictly confidential and released only in conformance with the requirements of state law. Disclosure of any medical information referencing HIV status made only be made with your written authorization.
Special Circumstances: Federal and state laws allow or require Pronghorn Psychiatry and StoneRidge Centers and our contracted provider network to disclose your PHI/IIHI in certain special circumstances that include, but are not limited to:
- Public health (health and safety of you and/or others)
- Health oversight activities
- School, employer, or court-ordered legal authorities
- Lawsuits and disputes
- Law enforcement
- Coroners, medical examiners and funeral directors
- National security and intelligence activities
- Protective services for the President and others
- As required by law
- Your waiver
- De-identified PHI/IIHI
Your Rights Regarding PHI/IIHI
Right to Access: You have the right to inspect and copy PHI/IIHI that may be used to make decisions about your care. Whether you request a hard copy and/or electronic copy of the information, you may receive one copy each year at no cost. For any additional copies during the same year, you may be charged a fee. Your request to inspect and copy your PHI/IIHI may be denied in certain limited circumstances. If you are denied access to all, or any part, of your PHI/IIHI, you may request that denial be reviewed.
Right to Amend: If you feel that your PHI/IIHI kept by Pronghorn Psychiatry and StoneRidge Centers is incomplete or inaccurate, you may request amendment. To request an amendment, your request must be made in writing. You must provide a reason that supports your request.
Right to an Accounting of Disclosures: You have the right to request an accounting of disclosures of your PHI/IIHI. This is a list of disclosures we made of your medical information to others outside of Pronghorn Psychiatry and StoneRidge Centers. To request this accounting, you must submit your request in writing. Your request must state a period of time for the accounting that may not be longer than six years prior to the date of request.
Right to Request Restrictions: You have the right to request a restriction on any of the PHI/IIHI we use or disclose about you. We are not required to agree to your request. To request a restriction, you must make your request in writing. In your request, you must tell us what information you want to restrict and to whom you want the restriction to apply.
Right to Request Confidential Communications: You have the right to request that we communicate with you about medical matters in a certain way or at a certain location if you believe that you will otherwise be endangered. To request confidential communications, you must make your request in writing. We will accommodate all reasonable requests.
Right to Opt Out of Fundraising: You may opt to not have information about you included for the purpose of any fundraising. You will be informed if there is ever any intent to use your information for fundraising purposes and given instruction on how to opt out at that time.
Prohibition of Sale of Your PHI/IIHI
Pronghorn Psychiatry and StoneRidge Centers, by law, may not sell your PHI/IIHI to any other entity nor release your PHI/IIHI for any type of remuneration.
If you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you may submit your complaint in writing to email@example.com.
Innovative, Evidence-Based Therapies
Because mental health and addiction concerns are so often interconnected, we utilize research-based approaches with evidence-based outcomes that promote overall healing and recovery.