Privacy and Security
WDH creates, receives, maintains and transmits a large amount of information, including personally identifiable information and protected health information. The OPSC supports WDH programs and facilities in making sure that information is only used and disclosed as allowed by law and making sure that information is adequately protected.
WDH Health Information Breach
On March 10, the Wyoming Department of Health became aware of a large breach of protected health information involving test result data.
FRAUD ALERT: No one representing the department will ask you for insurance, Medicare or Medicaid or financial information. No one representing the department will call you about the breach unless returning a call you made to us first.
How do I request a copy of my health records from WDH programs?
Clients may request a copy of their health records maintained by the Wyoming Department of Health by completing the WDH Authorization to Release Health Records. For Spanish-speaking clients, complete the Autorizacion para Acceso al Historial Médico Departmento de Salud de Wyoming.
If you need help determining which facility or program may have your health records, please contact the OPSC by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (307) 777-2990.
How do I request an amendment to my health information?
How do I request an accounting of disclosures?
An accounting of disclosures is a list or statement of all the times WDH has given a client’s protected health information to a program, entity or person.
Clients have a right to request and receive an accounting of protected health information disclosures made by WDH for a period of time, not to exceed six years, by completing an Accounting of Disclosures Request form.
See the WDH Client Privacy Rights policy for additional information.
Notice of Privacy Practices
This important notice advises WDH clients of how WDH uses their health information and their rights regarding their health information.