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Healthcare Information Privacy
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Protecting your private health information is important to us. It may be necessary for you to go to the hospital or clinic to pick up copies of your health record. To help ensure confidentiality of your health information, you may be asked to sign an “Authorization to Release Medical Information” and be asked for picture identification. This will help us verify that copies are being given to the right individual.

If you send your spouse, significant other, child, in-law, friend or neighbor to pick up copies of your health information, we need a signed “Authorization to Release Medical Information” form signed by you indicating written permission for your family, neighbor or friend to pick up copies of your health care information, prior to their picking up this information. Forms can be obtained from the Health Information Management Department. The individual picking up your health information should also have picture identification.

For any questions or concerns you may have regarding how to pick up copies of your health information or who can pick up copies of your health information, please contact our Health Information Management Department at 794-3571.

Fall Prevention/Restraints
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It is a goal of the Sleepy Eye Medical Center to prevent in-hospital injuries. Occasionally, restraints may be needed in order to protect a patient from injury to self or others. When restraints are necessary you can be assured we will use the least restrictive device possible.

Safety Program
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The Sleepy Eye Medical Center has a program that focuses on patient, visitor, and employee safety. Safety is number one and we support national safety efforts such as awareness programs, national campaigns, confidential error reporting systems and patient education efforts, working diligently to promote a culture of patient, employee and visitor safety.

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The Infection Control Committee for the Sleepy Eye Medical Center focuses on the prevention of the spread of infection throughout the medical center. We know the most effective way to prevent the spread of infection is through hand washing measures. We use cleaning products that are effective against many germs. We use special precautions with patients that are diagnosed with certain infectious diseases. We also report specific infectious disease findings to the Minnesota Department of Health as required by law.

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Discharge planning arranges for your post-hospital care. You play an important role in the process. Your participation can help you –

  • learn what to expect from your recovery at home
  • get needed services to aid your recovery at home
  • understand your self-care instructions so you have a safe and smooth recovery

The Sleepy Eye Medical Center Discharge Planner will work with you to plan the best possible post-hospital care.

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Minnesota law allows you to inform others of your health care wishes. You have the right to state your wishes or appoint an agent in writing so that others will know what you want if you can’t tell them because of illness or injury. For more information about health care directives and how to prepare them, click here.

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Certified medical interpreters and services for the hearing impaired are availalble for our patients at no charge. Please let us know when you are scheduling an appointment if you need these services.

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If you have Medicare, Medical Assistance, or other health insurance, please be sure that we have a current copy of your insurance card. Any charges not paid by your coverage will be billed to you and due within 30 days of receiving your statement. Checks returned to us for non-payment are subject to a $30 service charge in accordance with Minnesota Statute 332.50.

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For more information on Medicare Part A coverage, please click here.

Patient Bill of Rights nl

For more information the Minnesota Patient Bill of Rights click here.

Compliance Hotline nl

The Compliance Hotline is designed to allow patients, family members, employees and other concerned individuals to report in a confidential and anonymous manner any billing, coding or other practice they believe is not in compliance with government regulations or Sleepy Eye Medical Center policy.

If you believe that you have identified a potentially inaccurate or inappropriate billing, coding or other practice or incident, call the compliance hotline at 507-794-3691, ext. 215 or if you prefer, you can submit your information by email to compliance@semedicalcenter.org. If you chose to use email please note that your identity may become known to the compliance officer through your email address, however the information still remains confidential.

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Clinic patients - please download and complete the forms listed below and bring them with you to your appointment:

Patient History Form
Patient Information Form
Clinic Consent Form
Patient Privacy Information Form