Notice of Privacy Practices

Effective February 21, 2017

This notice applies to all Sterling/Smart pharmacies, and any other Astrup Drug, Inc., pharmacies.

As part of the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), this notice describes how Protected Health Information (PHI) about you may be used and disclosed 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.

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.

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.

OUR USES & DISCLOSURES

We typically use or share your health information in the following ways:

How else can we use or share your health information?

We are allowed or required to share your information in other ways:

OUR RESPONSIBILITIES

For more information, see: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/noticepp.html

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.

Contact Information

If you have any questions on our privacy practices or for clarification on anything contained within this notice, please contact:

Sterling/Smart Pharmacy, c/o Astrup Drug, Inc.
Attn: Dave Brooks, Privacy Officer
905 N. Main St.
Austin, MN 55912
(507) 433-7447