The San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department is committed to protecting your privacy. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) contains requirements for:
- Privacy of "Protected Health Information" (PHI - any information that could relate a client to any medical information), including requirements for use and disclosure of PHI, client access to PHI, amendment of PHI, and handling of complaints,
- Security of electronically stored PHI,
- Electronic Transmission of PHI, including claims, claims payments, and other types of transactions
View the Public Health Department's Privacy Notice ( PDF 36 kb), which describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed, and how you can get access to that information.
View a copy of the Public Health Department's Privacy Notice en Espanol ( PDF 35 kb).
If you have any questions or complaints, please contact the Public Health Department Privacy Officer at (805) 781-5500
San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department
2191 Johnson Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
or the Office of Civil Rights
US Department of Health and Human Services
50 United Nations Plaza - Room 322
San Francisco, CA 94102
Attention: Ira Pollack, Regional Manager
Voice# (415) 437-8310
Fax# (415) 437-8329, TDD# (415) 437-8311