Email/Texting Policy

In communicating with Vein Wellness Clinics, Princeton Vascular Center or One Oak Medical and or one of  its sister sites (The Practice) by email or via web form, you are accepting the inherent privacy limitations of online communication. For more information about internet privacy, please read the full disclosure below. Please respond “stop” to text messages to opt out.

Security Risks

Most standard email providers such as Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc. and cellular providers do not provide a completely secure or encrypted means of communication. As a result, there is risk that any protected health information contained in an email or text message may be disclosed to, or intercepted by, unauthorized third parties. Additionally, email and text messages accessible through personal computers, laptops, or phones have inherent privacy risks even when the email or cellular account is password protected.  The Practice offers alternative methods for concerned individuals via phone, fax or mail.

Responsibility

When consenting to the use of email or text through such unsecured or unencrypted systems, you are accepting responsibility for any unauthorized access or disclosure to protected health information contained within the message. The Practice will not be responsible for unauthorized access of protected health information while in transmission and will not be responsible for safeguarding information once it is delivered. The Practice will take steps to ensure that any email or text message with protected health information is protected prior to being sent to you or any designated individuals.  

Additional Information

It is important to understand that emails and text messages will not be used to replace or facilitate communications between you and your physician and will not be considered private communications. There is no guarantee that the Practice will be actively monitoring emails and text messages, so responses and replies sent to or received by you or the Practice may be hours or days apart. Email and text messages may be inadvertently missed or errors in transmissions may occur. The Practice will not be responsible for any issues caused by delays in communications. If you have an immediate need or an emergency situation, you must contact the Practice by telephone or dial 9-1-1 if applicable. Practice staff will be utilized to monitor the inbox in order to properly direct or respond to communications received. Therefore, any information considered sensitive should not be included in your communications. At the Practice’s discretion, any email or text message received or sent may become part of your medical record. By initiating contact with the Practice via email, text, or web form, I am accepting that The Practice may communicate with me via email or text message via the provided contact information and acknowledge the inherent limitations therein.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our Vein Wellness Clinics in Princeton NJ at 609-257-2095.