Helping Families. Supporting Communities. Empowering Individuals.

At DHS, we take privacy seriously.

Health Information

We promise to request, use, and disclose only the minimum amount of protected health information necessary for us to do our job. Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), we are required to take appropriate steps to make sure that your information is safe and secure. Our "Notices of Privacy Practices" (NPP) describe exactly how your medical information may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information.

If you have any questions, please review these notices and related forms:

For additional information about HIPAA, our privacy policies, and our HIPAA contact persons, please see:

Web Site

We respect your right to privacy when you are visiting the DHS web site. We collect no information about you other than the routine technical information that is automatically transmitted when you browse any web site -- and none of this information can be used to identify you personally. Unless it is specifically stated otherwise, no additional information will be collected about you.