Privacy and HIPAA

patient private conversation with physician

Salem Hospital, a member of Mass General Brigham, is committed to protecting the privacy and security of our patients, their families, and visitors to this website. We adhere to the requirements outlined by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), described below:

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

The federal Office of Civil Rights implemented the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to promote privacy and trust between patients and their health care providers. As part of these rules, all new patients seeing their health care provider upon their initial visit are required to sign an acknowledgement form to indicate that they have received the Privacy Notice. The Privacy Notice describes how the hospital/provider uses and shares your personal health information.

Privacy Practices
Normativas de Privacidad
Práticas de Privacidade

You control your privacy when you are a patient at Salem Hospital

  • While receiving care at our hospital, you may ask to not have your name appear in the hospital directory.
    • When you make this request anyone who calls and asks for you by name will be told “I have no information about this patient.”
  • If you do want to receive phone calls, visitors and/or deliveries of cards and flowers, be sure to request that your name be included in the hospital directory. For a listing of other HIPAA privacy rights, please refer to the notice of privacy practices links above.
  • Our page about patient rights and responsibilities may also be useful.
  • Patients may call 978.354.4254 if they have any concerns about privacy.
  • Privacy statement for this web site.