Confidentiality in addiction treatment is a cornerstone at Kolmac
Patient confidentiality in addiction treatment is a significant component of any effective program. At Kolmac, patient privacy is of utmost importance. We have successfully worked with both everyday people and public figures for more than 30 years, earning us a reputation as the experts in confidential addiction treatment.
Your privacy is paramount
When someone has an addiction, they have the right to share their story with whomever they choose. This is more than just common sense; it’s the law.
Confidentiality is a cornerstone value at Kolmac for some important reasons:
First, we hold ourselves to a high legal standard. Every employee at Kolmac completes an annual training on HIPAA compliance laws. Our clinicians know that system-wide confidentiality is one of the most important factors in our form of addiction treatment.
Fear of a lack of confidentiality can serve as a barrier to someone considering addiction treatment. Your recovery is your own business, and Kolmac’s job is to fiercely defend you right to privacy and allow you to share your story with whom you choose.
Confidentiality is a major component in what makes treatment and group session so successful. Kolmac patients know they can share openly without worrying that their private information will follow them back into their work or personal lives.
Kolmac takes confidentiality in addiction treatment extremely seriously. Our patients can be confident that their privacy remains safe with us.
Our privacy practices and promises
At Kolmac, we have extensive experience in working with both famous names and “regular folks.” Here are some important Kolmac practices around confidentiality that you can take comfort in:
- We neither confirm nor deny to employers that a patient was ever treated at Kolmac.
- Insurance carriers must keep addiction treatment coverage hidden from employers, so you can use your healthcare benefits while maintaining your privacy at work.
- We have never had a patient be denied a government security clearance due to their time at Kolmac.
- Our patients decide if, when, and what kind of information we may disclose to another party. The only exception to this standard would be a life-threatening emergency. In such a rare case, we may disclose his or her medication to the treating physician.
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