privacy policy

HIPAA Confidentiality of Personal Health Information

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

This notice describes how information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully. This includes any information that is gathered by this website or by email when users complete and send a contact or referral form. Under federal HIPAA laws, we do not share or sell your personal information for any reason unless it is in the ordinary course of business as described below.

As a client of AABMH you are entitled to receive notice about our privacy practices and how we may use and disclose your personal health information in different circumstances.

This notice explains how we may use and disclose your personal health information, the choices and rights you have about how your personal health information may be used and disclosed, and our obligations to protect the privacy of your personal health information.

AABMH and its employees provide administrative support such as client and insurance billing, office space, clerical services, and voice messaging to the professional staff. AABMH and its employees do not engage in professional mental health practice. Each physician or therapist is an independent individual performing their professional service in a private practice as governed and licensed by the State of California.

AABMH protects the personal health information of our patients.

When you sign a request for health coverage, your health plan is allowed to collect personal health information. Personal health information includes both medical and ID information. Examples of personal health information are your diagnosis, social security number, birth date, and phone number.

Your health plan may use and share personal health information for the following reasons:

  •   To make a referral
  •   To provide treatment
  •   To coordinate care
  •   To pay provider claims
  •   To comply with a legal requirement
  •   To investigate a quality concern
  •   To protect personal safety

Written approval is required for any other release of personal health information.

If you cannot provide written approval, you may choose a legal representative to act for you.

Your personal health information is not shared with your employer unless you give written authorization.

If you believe your privacy rights have been violated, in addition to filing a complaint with our office, you have the right to file a written complaint with the Office of Civil Rights of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Under no circumstances will we retaliate against you for filing a complaint with us or the Office of Civil Rights.

If you have any questions, comments, or need more information about filing a complaint, please contact us at (562) 365-2020 or by sending an email to

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