Privacy Policy

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.


Nazareth Volunteer Ambulance Corps ("Nazareth") will use your medical information as part of rendering patient care. For example, your medical information may be given to the hospital we transport you to and used by the hospital to render care, by our billing company to process your payment for the services we have provided, and by our administrative personnel for health care operations. i.e. reviewing the quality of care you receive.


Uses and Disclosures

Nazareth may also use and/or disclose your protected health information, PHI, in accordance with federal and state laws for the following purposes:

"We may contact you when we are in the process of raising funds for Nazareth, or to provide you with information about our annual subscription program."

"We may also contact you to provide you with a reminder of any scheduled appointments for non-emergency ambulance and medical transportation, or for other information about alternative services we provide or other health-related benefits and services that may be of interest to you."

"For the treatment, payment or health care operations of another health care provider or in accordance with the activities of a business associate."

"For health care fraud and abuse detection or for activities related to compliance with the law."

"To a personal representative responsible for your health care, unless you object."

"To a family member, other relative, or close personal friend or other individual involved in your care if we obtain your verbal agreement to do so or if we give you an opportunity to object to such a disclosure and you do not raise an objection or in situations where you are not capable of objecting (because you are not present or due to your incapacity or medical emergency)"

"To a public health authority in certain situations (such as reporting a birth, death or disease as required by law, as part of a public health investigations, to report child or adult abuse or neglect or domestic violence, to report adverse events such as product defects, or to notify a person about exposure to a possible communicable disease as required by law."

Patient Rights

Nazareth reserves the right to modify the terms of this Notice at any time. Changes are effective immediately. Any material change to the Notice will be promptly posted in our facilities and on our website, if one exits. If you have any questions or if you wish exercise any rights listed in this Notice, please contact:

Privacy Officer
Nazareth Volunteer Ambulance Corps
519 Seip Avenue
Nazareth, PA 18064
610-759-5422