HIPAA Privacy Statement
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 is a broad federal law enacted by Congress in part to help protect patient privacy. The part of the law that deals with patient privacy is intended to do the following:
- Give patients more control over their health information.
- Set limits on the use and disclosure of health information.
- Establish safeguards that hospitals, physicians, health plans and clearinghouses (“covered entities”) and their business associates must have in place to protect the privacy of health information.
- Holds violators accountable with civil and criminal penalties if they violate a patient’s privacy rights.
Click below to read our HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices
On the first visit only, each patient should receive a copy of the Notice of Privacy Practices at the time he/she registers for a test/service or is admitted as an inpatient. The notice describes how we safeguard patients’ information. St. Luke’s Hospital – Sacred Heart believes that maintaining patient confidentially is one of its highest priorities. If you have any questions about patient privacy, please contact:
St. Luke’s Hospital – Sacred Heart
801 Ostrum St.
Bethlehem, PA 18015
1-855- 9ETHICS or 1-855-938-4427