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Effective September 23, 2013

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

To obtain a paper copy of this notice, request a copy from the Hospital's Privacy Officer in writing at:

Privacy Officer
Appalachian Regional Healthcare System
PO Box 2600
Boone, NC 28607

Who Will Follow This Notice

This notice describes the practices of ARHS at all its locations (including, but not limited to: Watauga Medical Center, Charles A. Cannon, Jr. Memorial Hospital, Blowing Rock Hospital (as of October 1, 2013, Blowing Rock Rehabilitation and Davant Extended Care Center), AppUrgent Care Center, and Appalachian Regional Medical Associates at all its locations) and the practices of-

  • All employees, staff, volunteers and other members of the ARHS work force at all of its locations.
  • All members of its medical staff, including physicians and their representatives and other health care providers who may be independent practitioners/independent contractors/physicians in private practice not employed by ARHS and the professional practices to which they belong.
  • Contracted business associates of ARHS, including but not limited to certain physician practices and providers of professional services.

In this Notice of Privacy Practices, "ARHS" and "We" include all of the above listed persons and entities.