Please be advised that Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) has started sending correspondence without patient permission to individuals in Ontario who have had pap smears after July 1, 2013.

They are initiating a Cervical Screening Program where they will be mailing your test results and other correspondence to the address associated with your Ontario Health Card. This will happen automatically unless you “opt-out”.

We did not receive notification this practice was starting. Please note: HASSLE FREE CLINIC HAS NOT AND WILL NOT SHARE ANYTHING IN YOUR CHART (address, test results, etc.) with any outside party without your written permission, in accordance with the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA).

If you do not want your personal health information sent in the mail to the address associated with your Health Card, you can opt out by filling out a form (available at our Clinic) or by contacting CCO at 1-866-662-9233.

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