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

Who We Are

The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Privacy Group (“DHPG”) is a form of an organization known as an “organized health care arrangement”.  This Notice of Privacy Practices applies to the following entities, which are members of the organized health care arrangement known as DHPG:

Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, including Dartmouth-Hitchcock Psychiatric Associates

Cheshire Medical Center

Our Privacy Obligations

The law requires us to maintain the privacy of certain health information called “Protected Health Information” (“PHI”).  PHI is the information that you provide us and the information that we create or receive about your health care.  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 other notice in effect at the time we use or share the PHI.  In the event of a breach of unsecured PHI, we are also required to notify you if you are affected by such a breach.  Finally, the law provides you with certain rights described in this Notice.