Patient Privacy

Privacy and Security of Health Information

UTMB Health is committed to protecting the privacy of our patients and keeping their health information secure. The federal law named the “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act” (HIPAA), grants you rights concerning the use of individually identifiable health information. The primary purpose of this law is to provide standards to facilitate the electronic exchange of health information, provide individuals with better access to their health information and standardize this access among states, decrease health care fraud and abuse and, most importantly, protect your personal health information.

If you feel your health information has been misused in any way, please call the UTMB Health Privacy Office at (409) 747-8700. You may also call our anonymous Fraud, Abuse and Privacy hotline at (800) 898-7679.

Please access our full patient privacy policy at the links below: 

Patient Privacy (HIPAA)


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