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Privacy and HIPAA

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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.

Organized Health Care Arrangement Notice

This notice describes Mass General Brigham’s participation in an Organized Health Care Arrangement. Read about the organized health care arrangement

Go to Mass General Brigham to view and download notices of our privacy practices in the languages listed below.

View privacy practices on
  • English
  • Spanish / Español
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Haitian Creole / Kreyòl Ayisyen
  • Indonesian / Bahasa Indonesia
  • Portuguese / Português
  • Russian/ Porusski