Terms of Service

Privacy Policy & Terms Of Service

This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed by Ingredients For Health and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.

Your Rights When it comes to your health information, you have certain rights. This section explains your rights and some of our responsibilities to help you.

Ask us to correct your medical record

• You can ask us to correct health information about you that you think is incorrect or incomplete. Ask us how to do this.

• We may say “no” to your request, but we’ll tell you why in writing within 60 days. Request confidential communications

• You can ask us to contact you in a specific way (for example, home or office phone) or to send mail to a different address.

• We will say “yes” to all reasonable requests. Ask us to limit what we use or share • You can ask us not to use or share certain health information for treatment, payment, or our operations. We are not required to agree to your request, and we may say “no” if it would affect your care.

• If you pay for a service or health care item out-of-pocket in full, you can ask us not to share that information for the purpose of payment or our operations with your health insurer. We will say “yes” unless a law requires us to share that information. Get a list of those with whom we’ve shared information

• You can ask for a list (accounting) of the times we’ve shared your health information for six years prior to the date you ask, who we shared it with, and why. • We will include all the disclosures except for those about treatment, payment, and health care operations, and certain other disclosures (such as any you asked us to make). We’ll provide one accounting a year for free but will charge a reasonable, cost-based fee if you ask for another one within 12 months. Get a copy of this privacy notice You can ask for a paper copy of this notice at any time, even if you have agreed to receive the notice electronically. We will provide you with a paper copy promptly. Choose someone to act for you

• If you have given someone medical power of attorney or if someone is your legal guardian, that person can exercise your rights and make choices about your health information.

• We will make sure the person has this authority and can act for you before we take any action. Get an electronic or paper copy of your medical record

• You can ask to see or get an electronic or paper copy of your medical record and other health information we have about you. Ask us how to do this. P: 631.374.6371 MyIngredientsForHealth.com FeelGreat@myingredientsforhealth.com

• We will provide a copy or a summary of your health information, usually within 30 days of your request. We may charge a reasonable, cost-based fee. File a complaint if you feel your rights are violated

• You can complain if you feel we have violated your rights by contacting us directly at:

•FeelGreat@myingredientsforhealth.com

• 631-623-0112

• You can file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office Office for Civil Rights by sending a letter to 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20201, or by calling , calling 1-877-696-6775.

• We will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint. Your Choices For certain health information, you can tell us your choices about what we share. If you have a clear preference for how we share your information in the situations described below, talk to us. Tell us what you want us to do, and we will follow your instructions. In these cases, you have both the right and choice to tell us to:

• Share information with your family, close friends, or others involved in your care

• Share information in a disaster relief situation

• Include your information in a hospital directory If you are not able to tell us your preference, for example if you are unconscious, we may go ahead and share your information if we believe it is in your best interest. We may also share your information when needed to lessen a serious and imminent threat to health or safety. In these cases we never share your information unless you give us written permission:

• Marketing purposes

• Sale of your information

• Most sharing of psychotherapy notes In the case of fundraising:

• We may contact you for fundraising efforts, but you can tell us not to contact you again. Our Uses and Disclosures How do we typically use or share your health information? We typically use or share your health information in the following ways. Treat you We can use your health information and share it with other professionals who are treating you. Example: A doctor treating you for an injury asks another doctor about your overall health condition. Run our organization We can use and share your health information to run our practice, improve your care, and contact you when necessary. Example: We use health information about you to manage your treatment and services.

Bill for your services

We can use and share your health information to bill and get payment from health plans or other entities. Example: We give information about you to your health insurance plan so it will pay for your services. How else can we use or share your health information? We are allowed or required to share your information in other ways – usually in ways that contribute to the public good, such as public health and research. We have to meet many conditions in the law before we can share your information for these purposes. Help with public health and safety issues We can share health information about you for certain situations such as:

• Preventing disease

• Helping with product recalls

• Reporting adverse reactions to medications

• Reporting suspected abuse, neglect, or domestic violence

• Preventing or reducing a serious threat to anyone’s health or safety Do research We can use or share your information for health research. Comply with the law We will share information about you if state or federal laws require it, including with the Department of Health and Human Services if it wants to see that we’re complying with federal privacy law. Respond to organ and tissue donation requests We can share health information about you with organ procurement organizations. Work with a medical examiner or funeral director We can share health information with a coroner, medical examiner, or funeral director when an individual dies. Address workers’ compensation, law enforcement, and other government requests

• We can use or share health information about you:

• For workers’ compensation claims • For law enforcement purposes or with a law enforcement official

• With health oversight agencies for activities authorized by law

• For special government functions such as military, national security, and presidential protective services Respond to lawsuits and legal actions We can share health information about you in response to a court or administrative order, or in response to a subpoena. Our Responsibilities

• We are required by law to maintain the privacy and security of your protected health information. P: 631.374.6371 MyIngredientsForHealth.com FeelGreat@myingredientsforhealth.com

• We will let you know promptly if a breach occurs that may have compromised the privacy or security of your information.

• We must follow the duties and privacy practices described in this notice and give you a copy of it.

• We will not use or share your information other than as described here unless you tell us we can in writing. If you tell us we can, you may change your mind at any time. Let us know in writing if you change your mind. Changes to the Terms of this Notice We can change the terms of this notice, and the changes will apply to all information we have about you. The new notice will be available upon request, in our office, and on our web site.

Terms Of Service

Marina Bedrossian is not a physician or psychologist, and the scope of his/her consultation services does not include treatment or diagnosis of specific illnesses or disorders. If I, the client, suspect I may have an ailment or illness that may require medical attention, then it is my responsibility to consult with a licensed physician immediately. Only a licensed physician can prescribe drugs. Any mention of drugs in the course of consultation is only for the purpose of providing a complete history of drugs that the client is taking and not for Marina Bedrossian to judge the appropriateness of the medication. Any change in prescription or dosage is a decision the client makes with his or her physician. Rather than dealing with treatment of disease, Marina Bedrossian focuses on wellness and prevention of illness through the use of non-toxic, natural nutritional therapies to achieve optimal health. As a certified clinical nutritionist and functional medicine specialist, Marina Bedrossian primarily educates and motivates clients to assume more personal responsibility for their health by adopting a healthy attitude, lifestyle, and diet. While people generally experience greater health and wellness as a result of embracing a healthier attitude, lifestyle, and diet, Marina Bedrossian does not promise or guarantee protection from future illness. By signing below, I acknowledge that I understand that Marina Bedrossian is a Holistic Dietitian and not a physician, and that I should see a doctor if I think I have a medical condition. Marina Bedrossian will not be held liable for failure to diagnose or treat an illness, nor will she/ he be liable for failure to prevent future illness. In addition, I have given Marina Bedrossian a complete and accurate account of any medical conditions that I may have and any medications that I am taking. P: 631.374.6371 MyIngredientsForHealth.com FeelGreat@myingredientsforhealth.com

 

No Show/Cancellation Policy

Once an appointment is scheduled, you are expected to provide at least 24 hours advanced notice of cancellation. Failure to do so will result in a personal charge of $150. Insurance will not cover this. Notices of cancellation may be given through the Practice Better web portal, by phone at (631) 374-6371, or via e-mail at FeelGreat@myingredientsforhealth.com. A copy of your credit card will be kept on file for this reason. Please be curious to other clients and let us know as soon as possible of any changes needed for your appointment time. Thank you!