Patient Rights & Privacy



Notice of Privacy Practices

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

Download the complete Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene Privacy Statement

This Notice applies to the following entities,which are members of the organized health care arrangement known as the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Privacy Group (DHPG):

„„Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital
„„Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinics
„„Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, including
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Psychiatric Associates
„„Cheshire Medical Center

Our Privacy Responsibilities:

The law requires us to maintain the privacy and security of certain health information called “Protected Health Information” (“PHI”). PHI is the information that you provide us and that we create or receive about your health care, including medical records and billing information. The law also requires us to provide you with this Notice of our legal duties and privacy practices. When we use or disclose (share) your PHI, we are required to follow the terms of this Notice (or the Notice in effect at the time we use or share your PHI).

We will promptly notify you if a breach occurs that may have compromised the privacy or security of your PHI. Finally, the law provides you with certain rights, which are described further in this Notice.