We had a blast on the evening of Tuesday, August 27th for our 2019 Summer “Raising Power” Event. The event brought together executive team, members of THS board of directors, leadership staff, new friends and ardent community supporters. Patricia Edmond-Quinn, our CEO, took us through a timeline of how THS has grown to have branches in key Puget Sound communities like Seattle, Bellevue, Everett, and Kent. Patricia gave us a run-down on what her plans include and how important it is to have a dedicated group of supporters who are willing to help us on the frontlines of the Opioid Crisis.
Change is Good
The THS team lives by the motto “Change is Good” and that’s exactly what our staff are doing. Each day they are changing hundreds of lives, restoring health, and rebuilding futures.
Brenda’s story was also shared at the Summer Raising Power Event. The way Brenda became addicted was akin to so many others in our community. Prescribed pain medication because of a sore tooth, it didn’t take long for her to develop a physical dependence. From there Brenda had to decide between spending her money on the street buying drugs or be horribly sick. Luckily she was connected to care and through treatment, at THS she was able to end her addiction to Opiates.
There are so many stories of recovery we have yet to share. Please help us do that by continuing to connect, sharing these stories, and giving so we can continue to foster healing and recovery.
Raising Power Events Coming Soon
We will be holding more Raising Power events throughout this year and the next. Stay tuned to be connected to more events this year. Sign up for our newsletter by visiting HERE
Photos from the Summer Raising Power Event
We had a blast on the evening of Tuesday, April 11th for our 2019 Spring Raising Power Event. The event brought together our executive team, our board of directors, and ardent community supporters. Together we were able to talk about the needs of THS and the needs of our patients. Together we discussed the future of THS and how the organization is going about setting down the game plan for reaching those needs.
We will be holding more Raising Power events throughout the year. Stay tuned to be connected to more events this year. Sign up for our newsletter by visiting here:
Photos from our event are here:
Your Information. Your Rights. Our Responsibilities.
This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed, as well as your rights regarding this information and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.
Effective Date: Jan 1, 2018
You have the right to:
- Get a copy of your paper or electronic medical record
- Correct your paper or electronic medical record
- Request confidential communication
- Ask us to limit the information we share
- Get a list of those with whom we’ve shared your information
- Get a copy of this privacy notice
- Choose someone to act for you
- File a complaint if you believe your privacy rights have been violated
You have some choices in the way that we use and share information as we:
- Tell family and friends about your condition
- Provide disaster relief
- Include you in a hospital directory
- Provide mental health care
- Market our services and sell your information
- Raise funds
Our Uses and Disclosures
We may use and share your information as we:
- Treat you
- Run our organization
- Bill for your services
- Help with public health and safety issues
- Do research
- Comply with the law
- Respond to organ and tissue donation requests
- Work with a medical examiner or funeral director
- Address workers’ compensation, law enforcement, and other government requests
- Respond to lawsuits and legal actions
When it comes to your health information, you have certain rights. This section explains your rights and some of our responsibilities to help you.
Get an electronic or paper copy of your medical record
- You can ask to see or get an electronic or paper copy of your medical record and other health information we have about you. Ask us how to do this.
- We will provide a copy or a summary of your health information, usually within 30 days of your request. We may charge a reasonable, cost-based fee.
Ask us to correct your medical record
- You can ask us to correct health information about you that you think is incorrect or incomplete. Ask us how to do this.
- We may say “no” to your request, but we’ll tell you why in writing within 60 days.
Request confidential communications
- You can ask us to contact you in a specific way (for example, home or office phone) or to send mail to a different address.
- We will say “yes” to all reasonable requests.
Ask us to limit what we use or share
- You can ask us not to use or share certain health information for treatment, payment, or our operations. We are not required to agree to your request, and we may say “no” if it would affect your care.
- If you pay for a service or health care item out-of-pocket in full, you can ask us not to share that information for the purpose of payment or our operations with your health insurer. We will say “yes” unless a law requires us to share that information.
Get a list of those with whom we’ve shared information
- You can ask for a list (accounting) of the times we’ve shared your health information for six years prior to the date you ask, who we shared it with, and why.
- We will include all the disclosures except for those about treatment, payment, and health care operations, and certain other disclosures (such as any you asked us to make). We’ll provide one accounting a year for free but will charge a reasonable, cost-based fee if you ask for another one within 12 months.
Get a copy of this privacy notice
You can ask for a paper copy of this notice at any time, even if you have agreed to receive the notice electronically. We will provide you with a paper copy promptly.
Choose someone to act for you
- If you have given someone medical power of attorney or if someone is your legal guardian, that person can exercise your rights and make choices about your health information.
- We will make sure the person has this authority and can act for you before we take any action.
File a complaint if you feel your rights are violated
- You can complain if you feel we have violated your rights by contacting us using the information on page 1.
- You can file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights by sending a letter to 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20201, calling 1-877-696-6775, or visiting www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/complaints/.
- We will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint.
For certain health information, you can tell us your choices about what we share. If you have a clear preference for how we share your information in the situations described below, talk to us. Tell us what you want us to do, and we will follow your instructions.
In these cases, you have both the right and choice to tell us to:
- Share information with your family, close friends, or others involved in your care
- Share information in a disaster relief situation
- Include your information in a hospital directory
If you are not able to tell us your preference, for example, if you are unconscious, we may go ahead and share your information if we believe it is in your best interest. We may also share your information when needed to lessen a serious and imminent threat to health or safety.
In these cases we never share your information unless you give us written permission:
- Marketing purposes
- Sale of your information
- Most sharing of psychotherapy notes
In the case of fundraising:
We may contact you for fundraising efforts, but you can tell us not to contact you again.
Our Uses and Disclosures
How do we typically use or share your health information?
We typically use or share your health information in the following ways:
To Treat you
We can use your health information and share it with other professionals who are treating you.
Example: A doctor treating you for an injury asks another doctor about your overall health condition.
To Run our organization
We can use and share your health information to run our practice, improve your care, and contact you when necessary.
Example: We use health information about you to manage your treatment and services.
To Bill for your services
We can use and share your health information to bill and get payment from health plans or other entities.
Example: We give information about you to your health insurance plan so it will pay for your services.
How else can we use or share your health information?
We are allowed or required to share your information in other ways – usually in ways that contribute to the public good, such as public health and research. We have to meet many conditions in the law before we can share your information for these purposes. For more information see: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/index.html
Help with public health and safety issues
We can share health information about you for certain situations such as:
- Preventing disease
- Helping with product recalls
- Reporting adverse reactions to medications
- Reporting suspected abuse, neglect, or domestic violence
- Preventing or reducing a serious threat to anyone’s health or safety
We can use or share your information for health research.
Comply with the law
We will share information about you if state or federal laws require it, including with the Department of Health and Human Services if it wants to see that we’re complying with federal privacy law.
Respond to organ and tissue donation requests
We can share health information about you with organ procurement organizations.
Work with a medical examiner or funeral director
We can share health information with a coroner, medical examiner, or funeral director when an individual dies.
Address workers’ compensation, law enforcement, and other government requests
We can use or share health information about you:
- For workers’ compensation claims
- For law enforcement purposes or with a law enforcement official
- With health oversight agencies for activities authorized by law
- For special government functions such as military, national security, and presidential protective services
Respond to lawsuits and legal actions
We can share health information about you in response to a court or administrative order, or in response to a subpoena.
- We are required by law to maintain the privacy and security of your protected health information.
- We will let you know promptly if a breach occurs that may have compromised the privacy or security of your information.
- We must follow the duties and privacy practices described in this notice and give you a copy of it.
- We will not use or share your information other than as described here unless you tell us we can in writing. If you tell us we can, you may change your mind at any time. Let us know in writing if you change your mind.
For more information see here: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/noticepp.html
Changes to the Terms of this Notice
We can change the terms of this notice, and the changes will apply to all the information we have about you. The new notice will be available upon request, in our office, and on our web site.
Primary care comes to THS
THS is proud to highlight the opening of our first primary care unit. Located at our Summit/Seneca Branch in First Hill in Seattle, the primary care unit focuses on the acute and chronic healthcare needs of our patients. We aim to remove major obstacles to primary care faced by many of our behavioral health patients. Providing primary care at the same location where our patients receive behavior health services helps them address health concerns before they require a trip to the emergency room. THS looks forward to expanding this integrated care model to our other branch locations in the near future.
In the Annual Report, you can also view treatment goal outcomes for both adults and youth across our Mental Health and Substance Use programs as well as our 2016 financials. Click the link below to read more.
2019 Summer Raising Power Event Posts
Conductive Conversation We had a blast on the evening of Tuesday, August 27th for our 2019 Summer “Raising Power” Event. The event brought together executive team, members of THS board of directors, leadership staff, new friends and ardent community supporters. Patricia Edmond-Quinn, our CEO, took us through a timeline of how THS has grown to have branches in key Puget Sound communities like Seattle, Bellevue, Everett, and Kent. Patricia gave us a run-down on what her plans include and how more..
We had a blast on the evening of Tuesday, April 11th for our 2019 Spring Raising Power Event. The event brought together our executive team, our board of directors, and ardent community supporters. Together we were able to talk about the needs of THS and the needs of our patients. Together we discussed the future of THS and how the organization is going about setting down the game plan for reaching those needs. We will be holding more Raising Power more..
Your Information. Your Rights. Our Responsibilities. This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed, as well as your rights regarding this information and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully. Effective Date: Jan 1, 2018 Your Rights You have the right to: Get a copy of your paper or electronic medical record Correct your paper or electronic medical record Request confidential communication Ask us to limit the information we share more..