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Privacy of Health

Notice of Privacy Practices for Your Medical Information

This Notice describes how health information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.

This Notice applies to all Sanford Health entities as well as the physicians and other licensed professionals seeing and treating patients at Sanford Health facilities. For a complete listing of these facilities and locations, go to If you have questions about this Notice, please contact Sanford’s Privacy Office at (800) 325-9402. You may also email your questions.

This Notice describes how we will use and disclose your health information. The terms of this Notice apply to all health information generated or received by Sanford Health, whether recorded in your medical record, billing invoices, paper forms, video, or in other ways.

How We Use and Disclose Your Health Information
We use or disclose your health information as follows (in Minnesota we will obtain your prior consent):

We may share your health information in the following situations unless you tell us otherwise. If you are not able to tell us your preference, we may go ahead and share your information if we believe it is in your best interest or needed to lessen a serious and imminent threat to health or safety:

We may also use and share your health information for other reasons without your prior consent:

We may contact you in the following situations:

Your Rights That Apply to Your Health Information
When it comes to your health information, you have certain rights.

Contact Information:
Sanford Patient Relations
PO Box 5039
Sioux Falls, SD 57117-5039
(605) 333-6546

Our Responsibilities Regarding Your Health Information

Changes to This Notice
We may change the terms of this Notice, and the changes will apply to all information we have about you. The new Notice will be available upon request and on our website

Effective Date
This Notice of Privacy Practices is effective September 23, 2013.

Notice of Organized Health Care Arrangement for Sanford Health
Sanford Health, its component hospitals, the independent contractor members of the medical staff at those facilities, and other health care providers affiliated with Sanford Health have agreed, as permitted by law, to share your health information among themselves for the purposes of treatment, payment, or health care operations. This allows us to better address your health care needs in a clinically integrated setting. This notice is being provided to you as a supplement to this Notice of Privacy Practices.

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