Wellend Health

Privacy Policy

Wellend Health abides by the principles set out in the Privacy Act 1988 and the Privacy (Private Sector) Amendment Act 2000, as well as the Code of Fair Information Practice (2006) produced by the Department of Health, Government of South Australia.

As an organisation, our principal concern is and always has been the health of patients who visit our clinic. A high level of trust and confidentiality is required to ensure the confidence of the patients we manage.

It is necessary for us to collect personal information from patients and sometimes others associated with their health care in order to provide the highest quality health care, and for associated administrative purposes.  We securely hold all personal and medical information provided to us by the patient and or medical professionals who also look after you.

Health information is ‘sensitive information’ for the purposes of privacy legislation. This means that your consent is sought to collect health information that is necessary to make an accurate medical diagnosis, prescribe appropriate treatment and to be proactive in your or your dependent’s health care.

The storage, use and, where necessary, transfer of personal health information will be undertaken in a secure manner that protects patient privacy. On request this practice will let patients know, generally, what sort of personal information we hold, for what purposes, and how we collect, hold, use and disclose that information. Patients may request access to their personal health information held by this practice. Where necessary, patients will be given the opportunity to amend any personal information held that is incorrect.  There are some circumstances in which access may be legitimately withheld, and in these cases reasons for denying access will be explained.

We ask new patients to read and sign our New Patient Form.

Our full Privacy Policy is available from Wellend Health on request.