/FAQs/

What is AIDS?

AIDS stands for acquired immune deficiency syndrome. Acquired means you can get infected with it; Immune Deficiency means a weakness [...]

2018-08-08T11:24:10-07:00

What is HIV?

HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus and it weakens the body's immune system (your defense against infections). It is the [...]

2018-08-08T11:22:59-07:00

Is syphilis dangerous?

Yes. Syphilis is very dangerous. In addition to infecting other people, untreated syphilis can cause brain damage, heart disease, neurological problems and other long-term health problems. Once internal damage is done from syphilis it cannot be repaired, even after being cured from the syphilis itself.

2019-04-16T10:09:55-07:00

How would I know if I have syphilis?

If you have a sore on your genitals, have an STD check. Special tests can diagnose syphilis from sores and blood. Anytime you have a test for STDs, ask for a syphilis blood test also. Syphilis is known as the great imitator because its symptoms often resemble other STDs.

2019-04-16T10:09:29-07:00

Can syphilis be cured?

Yes, with proper medical treatment all stages of syphilis can be cured. However, internal damage done during late stages of syphilis and neurosyphilis cannot be reversed

2019-04-16T10:03:24-07:00

Why does my child need a chickenpox shot? Isn’t it a mild disease?

Your child needs a chickenpox vaccine because chickenpox can actually be a serious disease. In many cases, children experience a mild case of chickenpox, but other kids may have blisters that become infected. Others may develop pneumonia. There is no way to tell in advance the severity of the symptoms your child will experience.

2018-07-18T15:47:33-07:00

What are the risks and benefits of vaccines?

Vaccines can prevent infectious diseases that once killed or harmed many infants, children, and adults. Without vaccines, your child is at risk for getting seriously ill and suffering pain, disability, and even death from diseases like measles and whooping cough.

2018-07-17T23:32:33-07:00

Quejas

Si cree que hemos violado sus derechos de privacidad, puede presentar un reclamo ante nosotros o ante el Secretario del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos.

2019-12-31T13:13:06-08:00

Sus Derechos

Lo siguiente es una declaración de sus derechos con respecto a su información médica protegida y una breve descripción de cómo puede ejercer estos derechos.

2019-12-27T10:50:27-08:00

Usos y divulgación de la información de salud protegida basados en su autorización escrita

tros usos y divulgaciones de su información médica protegida se realizarán sólo con su autorización escrita, a menos que de otra manera lo permita o exija la ley, como se describe a continuación. Puede revocar esta autorización, en cualquier momento, por escrito, excepto hasta el punto en que su médico, nuestro personal médico o nuestros empleados, hayan tomado medidas que se basen en el uso o divulgación indicados en la autorización.

2019-12-27T10:58:41-08:00

Nuestro juramento en cuanto a su información médica

Entendemos que la información médica acerca de usted y de su salud es personal y nos comprometemos a protegerla. SNHD crea y mantiene un registro de la atención y servicios que usted recibe en nuestras instalacio nes. Este aviso se aplica a todos esos registros de su atención:

2019-12-27T10:32:25-08:00

HIPAA Privacy and Compliance Program

You may complain to us or to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) if you believe your privacy rights have been violated by us. To file a complaint with SNHD, submit the complaint in writing to...

2020-06-25T15:57:27-07:00

Other Permitted and Required Uses and Disclosures That May Be Made With Your Consent, Authorization or Opportunity to Object

We may use and disclose your protected health information in the following instances. You have the opportunity to agree or object to the use or disclosure of all or part of your protected health information. If you are not present or are not able to agree or object to the use or disclosure of the protected health information, then your physician may, using professional judgment, determine whether the disclosure is in your best interest. In this case, only the protected health information that is relevant to your health care will be disclosed.

2019-12-27T10:15:48-08:00

Uses and Disclosures of Protected Health Information Based Upon Your Written Authorization

Other uses and disclosures of your protected health information will be made only with your written authorization, unless otherwise permitted or required by law as described below. You may revoke this authorization, at any time, in writing, except to the extent that your physician, our medical staff, or our employees have taken action that relies on the use or disclosure indicated in the authorization.

2019-12-27T10:15:44-08:00

How We May Use and Disclose Medical Information About You

The following categories describe ways that we use and disclose medical information. Examples of each category are included. Not every use or disclosure in each category is listed; however, all of the ways we are permitted to use and disclose information falls into one of these categories

2019-12-27T10:16:33-08:00

Our Pledge Regarding Medical Information

We understand that your medical and health related information is personal, and we are committed to protecting it. This notice applies to the records of your care created, received and maintained by SNHD. We are required by law to:

2019-12-27T10:10:33-08:00