northwest health district alert:

If you’ve reached our website looking for information on STD testing or HIV prevention, please either click on “COUNTIES” or a specific county (e.g., Bartow) for contact information for that health department, then call for a confidential discussion of your needs. Thank you. Read More

HIPAA Privacy Policy

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), also known as the Privacy Rule, provides national standards to protect the privacy of personal health information.

The Privacy Rule standards address the use and disclosure of individuals’ health information, called “protected health information” by organizations subject to the Privacy Rule, called “covered entities,” as well as standards for individuals’ privacy rights to understand and control how their health information is used.

A major goal of the Privacy Rule is to assure that individuals’ health information is properly protected while allowing the flow of health information needed to provide and promote high quality health care and to protect the public’s health and well being.


Click here to view a copy of the NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES