To schedule your appointment online please select the appointment type below. For dental emergencies please select "Dental Emergency Appointment".You may also call our office at 843.559.5555.
We are always accepting new patients at Oak Family Dentistry. There are several ways to contact us in order to schedule an appointment. Feel free to fill out this appointment request and we will be in contact with you as soon as we receive the information or call one of our staff members and they will be glad to help you with any questions you may have.
Our staff will be more than happy to assist you in filling these forms out when you come in.
THIS NOTE DESCRIBES HOW HEALTH INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCOLSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION.
PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY, AS THE PRIVACY OF YOUR HEALTH INFORMATION IS IMPORTANT TO US.
We are required by applicable federal and state law to maintain the privacy of your health information. We are also required to give you this Notice about our privacy practices, our legal duties, and your rights concerning your health information. We must follow the privacy practices that are described in this Notice while it is in effect. The Notice is in effect until we replace it. We reserve the right to change our privacy practices and the terms of this Notice at any time, provided such changes are permitted by applicable law.
We reserve the right to make the changes in our privacy practices and the new terms of our Notice effective for all health information that we maintain, including health information we created or received before we made changes. Before we make a significant change in our privacy practices, we will change the Notice and make the new Notice available upon request.
We use and disclose health information about you for treatment, payment, and healthcare operations, and/or providing healthcare operations. For Example:
Treatment: We may disclose your health information to a physician or other healthcare providers providing treatment for you.
Payment: We may use and disclose your health information to obtain payment for services we provide to you.
Healthcare Operations: We may use and disclose your health information in connection with our healthcare operations. Healthcare operations include quality assessment and improvement activities, reviewing the competence or qualifications of healthcare professionals, evaluating practitioner and provider performance, conducting training programs, accreditation, certification, licensing, or credentialing activities.
Your Authorization: In addition to our use of your health information for treatment, and/or payment of healthcare operations, your may give us written authorization to use your health information or to disclose it to anyone of any purpose. If you give us an authorization, you may revoke it in writing at any time. Your revocation will not affect any use or disclosures permitted by your authorization while it was in effect. Unless you give us a written authorization, we cannot use or disclose your health information for any reason except those described in the Notice.
To Your Family and Friends: We must disclose your health information to you, as described in the Patient Rights section of the Notice. We may disclose your health information to a family member, friend, or other person to the extent necessary to help with your healthcare or with payment for your healthcare, but only if you agree that we may do so.
Persons Involved in Care: We must disclose health information to notify, or assist in the notification of (including identifying or locating) a family member, your personal representative, or another person responsible for your care, of your location, your general health condition, or death. If you are present, then prior to use of disclosure of your health information, we will provide you with an opportunity to object to such uses or disclosures. In an event of your incapacity or emergency circumstances, we will disclose health information based on a determination using a professional judgment disclosing only health information that is directly relevant to the person's involvement in your healthcare.
Marketing Health-Related Services: We will not use your health information for marketing communications without your written authorization.
Required by Law: We may use or disclose your health information when we are required to do so by law.
Abuse or Neglect: We may disclose your health information to appropriate authorities if we reasonable believe that you are a possible victim of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence, or the possible victim of other crimes. We may disclose your health information to the extent necessary to avert a serious threat to your health or safety of the health and safety of others.
National Security: We may disclose to military authorities the health information of Armed Forces personnel under certain circumstances. We may disclose to authorized federal officials health information required for lawful intelligence, counterintelligence, and other national security activities. We may disclose inmate or patient information under certain circumstances.
Appointment Reminders: We may use or disclose your health information to provide you with appointment reminders (such as voicemail messages, postcards, or letters).
Access: You have the right to look at or get copies of your health information, with limited exceptions. You may request that we provide you with copies in a format other then photocopies. We will use that format you request unless we cannot practicably do so. (You must make a request writing to obtain access to your health information. You may obtain a form to request access by using the contact information listed at the end of this Notice. We will charge you a reasonable cost-based fee for expenses such as copies and the staff time. You may also request access by sending us a letter to the address listed at the end of this Notice. If you request the information, we will charge you the postage fee if you want copies mailed to you. If you request an alternative format, we will charge a cost-based fee for providing your health information in that format. If you request an alternative format, we will prepare a summary or an explanation of your health information for a fee. Contact us by using the information listed at the end of this Notice for a full explanation of the fee structure.)
Disclosure Accounting: You have the right to receive a list of instances in which we or our business associates disclosed your health information for purposes other than treatment or payment of healthcare operations. If you request certain information other than treatment, payment, or healthcare accounting information in more than a 12 month period, we may charge you a reasonable, cost-based fee for responding to these additional requests.
Restriction: You have the right to request that we amend your health information. (Your request must be in writing, and it must explain why the information should be amended.) We may deny your request under certain circumstances.
Alternative Communication: You have the right to request that we communicate with you about your health information by alternative means or to alternate locations. (You must make your request in writing.) Your request must specify the alternative means or location, and provide satisfactory explanation how payments will be handled under the alternative means or the location you request.
Amendment: You have the right to request that we amend your health information. (Your request must be in writing, and it must explain why the information should be amended.) We may deny your request under certain circumstances.
Electronic Notice: If you receive this Notice on our website or by electronic mail, you are entitled to receive this Notice in written form.
Questions or Complaints: If you want more information about our privacy practices or have questions or concerns, please contact us. If you are concerned that we may have violated your privacy rights, or you disagree with a decision we made to amend or restrict the use or disclosure of your health information or to have us communicate with you by alternative means or alternate locations, you may complain to us using the contact information listed at the end of this Notice. You may also submit a written complain to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
We support your right to the privacy of your health information. We will not retaliate in any way if you choose to file a complaint with us or with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Contact Officer: Tyler Edmonds