When using the content on our website, email's or social media account(s) (youtube, linkedin, instagram, facebook , mailchimp, etc.), you agree to the following terms and conditions:

 

Your personal information may be collected when you fill out our contact/book and appointment/newsletter field. We may use this information to reach out to you or send you updates. Users may contact us if they wish to have any of their personal information deleted from our records. You may also opt out of future company communications at anytime by clicking unsubscribe at the bottom of the email you received. 

 

It is your responsibility to seek advice from your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your health condition.  The information on this site and/or our social media accounts is meant for educational and informational purposes only. The content on this site and/or our social media does not constitute medical advice. The content on our site and/or social medial account's is not meant to substitute advice of your physician or other healthcare provider. This site and/or social media account content should not be used in place of a call/visit with your physician.

 

The website and/or our social media accounts do not constitute a physical therapist-patient relationship.  You should not act upon the information on this site and/or our social media accounts without seeking examination from one of our physical therapists first for approval. For medical advice, please contact a legal health professional. We give no warranty/guarantee to the accuracy, reliability, completeness, security/safeguards, correctness of the content on our website, social medial accounts, or links associated with site. We are not responsible for any omission in the content/information provided on this site and/or our social media accounts.

Using this site, linked sites, and/or our social media accounts signifies that you assume all risks when using/assessing the information provided. You agree that we are not responsible to you or other for any loss/damages that result from using this website, content, social media accounts, and associated links provided. You also agree that you release any responsibility and/or liability when using the site, linked sites, and social media accounts. Please understand that any opinions expressed by individuals unaffiliated with us does not signify our opinions. 

By using our site and/or social media accounts, you also affirm that you are at least 18 or older. You also give us permission to edit/delete anything you post on our social media. 

If you decide to communicate with use via email/call/text, you agree that we do not warrant confidentiality or security of this communication. 

You agree to the collection/use of your information obtained by using/navigating this site and/or our social media. We have the right to monitor your use on this website/social media account.

By using our site/social media, you agree that you have read and understand the below policy as well. Additionally, you accept and consent to the privacy practices and uses of your information.

 

Notice of Privacy Practices

 

This notice outlines the privacy practices that will be followed by our staff, volunteers, students and business associates. If you have any further questions regarding this notice, we encourage you reach out to our Privacy Officer at: 

Privacy Officer

2408 32nd street, suite 1002D

Astoria, NY 11102

Phone: 718-734-2373

 

This notice outlines how your protected health information (PHI) may be used and disclosed. This notice is not a complete list of how we may use your PHI. PHI includes your geographical information, demographic information, email, information of services provided or may provide at our facility, your health benefits, full-face photographs, or any other personal identification information. 

 

The distribution of your PHI is taken very seriously at SOMA Physical and Occupational Therapy. Please read the following carefully.

 

Please understand that you have the right to the following:

  • Receive a copy of your PHI

  • Correct your PHI for accuracy

  • Ask us to limit the PHI that we share 

  • Request confidential communications (via phone, email, etc.)

  • Obtain a list of those we shared your PHI with

  • File a complaint if you feel that your rights have been violated

  • Choose who we share your PHI with

 

We have the right to say “no” to certain requests unless required to by law.

 

As a company, we may use/share your PHI when: 

  • Treating you

  • Doing research/educational purposes

  • Contacting you (ex: appointment reminders, providing updates, contacting you about your care/coverage, balances, etc.). Please note that standard call and message rates may apply

  • Running the health care organization

    • Support staff will have access to your PHI when coordinating your care and optimizing your experience in our facility.

    • Coordinating with our “business associates”. Our business associates are required to protect your PHI as well.

  • Complying with the law

  • Necessary to address workers compensation, law enforcement and other government entities

  • Legal actions or lawsuits are involved

  • You are not capable of providing us a preference of sharing your PHI during a crisis situation

  • Marketing directly to you (you may unsubscribe from our mailing list at anytime)

  • Contacting other professionals also involved in your care (including their staff)

  • Referring you to another professional (nutritionist, doctor, therapist, etc.) 

  • Billing for your services

  • Assisting with public health and safety concerns (domestic violence, child abuse, illegal activties, contact tracing, etc.)

  • Providing you with nominal gifts

 

SOMA Physical and Occupational Therapy commits to protecting your PHI to our best possible ability. We commit to contacting you if there is a breach in our electronic medical record system. Please note that your PHI may be incidentally disclosed when using SOMA Physical and Occupational Therapy services. For instance, given the open treatment area, other patients may observe/hear discussions regarding your PHI. The HIPPA Privacy Rule allows for such incidental disclosures. We will contact you if any terms of this notice change.

 

To file any complaints if you believe your privacy rights have been violated, please reach out to:

 

Privacy Officer

24-08 32nd street, Suite 1002D

Astoria, NY 11102

Phone: 718-734-2373

 

You may also file a complaint with the Secretary of the US department of health and Human services. 

 

For more information, please visit: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/index.html