Understanding Your Health Information


Each time you visit CSV, a record of your visit is made. Typically, this record contains your symptoms, examination and test results, diagnoses, treatment, referrals, consultation and a plan for future care or treatment etc. This health information is documented in a medical record. Below are some examples of how this health information is used for treatment, payment, health care operations, and for other purposes that are permitted or required by law:


A basis for planning your care and treatment

A means of communication among the many health professionals who contribute to your care

A legal document describing the care you received

Means by which you or a third-party payer can verify that services billed were actually provided

A tool in educating health professionals

A source of data for medical research

A source of information for public health officials charged with improving the health of this state and the nation

A source of data for planning and auditing

A tool with which we can assess and continually work to improve the care we render and the outcomes we achieve

For assisting in emergency care