Privacy Practices

Privacy Practices GCCSIGulf Coast Cardiothoracic Surgery Institute is committed to maintaining the privacy of patients who receive care from our practice. Your health information will be kept private within our electronic database and will only be shared with the referring provider. We will take all necessary measures to ensure your privacy. GCCSI will only use and disclose your personal health information as requested by you and/or as allowed by law.

You will receive a copy of Gulf Coast Cardiothoracic Surgery Institute’s Notice of Privacy Practices at your first appointment. This Notice describes the privacy practices of Gulf Coast Cardiothoracic Surgery Institute and applies to all of the health information that identifies you and the care you receive at Gulf Coast Cardiothoracic Surgery Institute and its facilities. This information may consist of paper, digital or electronic records but could also include photographs, videos and other electronic transmissions or recordings that are created during your care and treatment.

We also have a legal responsibility to keep your health information private and to notify you if there is any type of breach to your secured health information.

Click here to download a copy of Gulf Coast Cardiothoracic Surgery Institute’s Notice of Privacy Practices.