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Personal Health Information Privacy at the Porcupine Health Unit

In Ontario, the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA) sets out the laws that protect your personal health information. The Porcupine Health Unit is committed to the collection, usage, storage and disclosure of your personal health information in a safe and secure manner.

Use and Disclosure of Personal Health Information

We only collect, use and share personal health information which is reasonably necessary to provide you with services from our programs; communicate with other health care providers; obtain payment for your health care; report as required or permitted by law and for our own education, planning and management of services.

Your Rights and Choices

You or a person who can make decisions for you about your personal health information has the right to access and request corrections to information in your record. You also have the right to withdraw consent or to ask us not to give your personal health information to other health care providers. You will be notified if your personal health information is stolen, lost or temporarily accessed by an unauthorized individual.

How to Contact Us

If you require more information or have a concern, please contact the Porcupine Health Unit’s Privacy Officer at

169 Pine Street South,
Postal Bag 2012, 
Timmins, ON
P4N 8B7

Telephone: 705-267-1181 ext. 2322 or 1-800-461-1818

Email: [email protected]

You also have the right to obtain more information or make a complaint by contacting:

The Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario,
2 Bloor Street East, Suite 1400,
Toronto, ON
M4W 1A8 

Toll Free: 1-800-387-0073;


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