Telehealth Authorization and Consent
Please only use our services after you have read this information and subsequently made an informed decision that our services are right for you. If you have any questions, please send us a message through our website or email us at Concierge@ChooseSerenity.com.
BACKGROUND ON OUR SERVICES: Pioneer Preventative Care Group (“Company” or “we”) is a medical group that delivers services and information through a telehealth technology platform (the “Platform”) to guide clients in predicting health risks and identifying personalized treatment and prevention strategies. Company will recommend health management strategies that clients are encouraged to review with their primary care providers or other doctors.
NOT FOR EMERGENCIES: Company does not provide medical care on an emergency basis anywhere at any time and is not a substitute for your physician (primary care or specialist). Please do not delay seeking care in a medical emergency because of your communication with Company. In an emergency, dial 911 or go to a hospital emergency department.
NO DUTY OF CARE: Please note that Company does not take responsibility for your health or ongoing care. Instead, we provide a highly focused, next generation perspective and approach, offering resources, information, and recommendations for you and your doctor to consider.
RIGHT TO DECLINE CLIENT: Please understand that Company reserves right to refuse to provide services if, in our professional judgment, you are not a good candidate for our services. Visiting Company’s website and making payment, starting a visit, or sending a message to us does not create a duty of care or a provider-patient relationship.
NO PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE: Please note that our Platform content should not be treated as professional medical advice, but rather informational only and recommendations for you or your independent doctor to consider. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on our website, app, or other communications.
AGREEMENT TO ANSWER TRUTHFULLY AND USE OUR PLATFORM HONESTLY: You understand that by, using our Platform, you accept the responsibility to provide full and truthful answers to all questions and, when requested, to provide all other data in the most accurate form possible. Company relies exclusively upon information that you provide to decide whether or not treatment is safe and appropriate, and, if you provide incorrect information, then you will be at greater risk of adverse events from any treatment that the provider recommends and you receive that isn't necessary, appropriate, or safe. It is important that you do not create more than one account. Creating more than one account makes it impossible for Company to see the full history of services that you have received from us. This increases the chances that Company will not have access to important information in your medical record that could influence the provider’s clinical decision.
BENEFITS AND RISKS OF USING OUR SERVICE: We offer resources, information, and recommendations from a different perspective and approach than that of a traditional medical group. In using our Platform, you accept a greater responsibility to read and understand information throughout the Platform about the limitations of telemedicine, the risks of seeking health care information this way, and the risks and benefits of a proposed treatment plan. Specifically, you agree to the following risks:
- NEED TO SEEK OTHER SOURCES OF CARE FOR OTHER MEDICAL NEEDS: You need to seek other sources of care for your medical needs.
- DELAY: There may be a delay until the next business day before a provider reviews any request for treatment and reads any messages sent. You must check the Platform for messages because this is the way that the provider will communicate important information. Failure to check the Platform regularly may delay the services we provide.
- NO IN-PERSON EXAM: By using our telemedicine platform, you will not have an in-person consultation and physical exam with a doctor that might identify a medical condition that needs further investigation or immediate treatment.
- CONSENT TO COMMUNICATE VIA UNENCRYPTED EMAIL: Our experience is that the overwhelming majority of clients wish to communicate with us via email, even if unencrypted email does not meet HIPAA standards. In signing this consent, you give us permission to use or disclose your medical information to you via the regular email address you provide to us. You acknowledge that we are communicating in this manner irrespective of HIPAA requirements solely at your direction. You may revoke that permission in writing at any time, in which event we will stop any further use or disclosure of your medical information by email, except to the extent we have already acted in reliance on your permission. You understand that we are unable to take back any disclosure we have already made with your permission and that we are required to retain our records of the communications prior to any revocation of authorization to utilize email in communicating with you.
IMPORTANCE OF READING ALL THE INFORMATION WE PROVIDE: You understand that we provide detailed information in the Platform to help you and your doctor make an informed decision about whether to accept a proposed recommendation from Company on this platform. The most important information about a recommended treatment plan is in the link that the Company will send. This information includes detailed information to help you and your doctor decide if the benefits of the treatment plan outweigh the risks, given the alternative options available to you, which includes the option of not taking any treatment. You understand the importance of reading the information Company provides about adverse events, as this will ensure that you seek appropriate medical attention in a timely manner.
RISKS OF ACCEPTING TREATMENT RECOMMENDATIONS: You understand that all recommendations that Company may make should be reviewed by you with a physician who understands and can advise you and help you make the right decisions for your health. You understand that it is your responsibility to make an informed decision in consultation with your physician(s) whether to accept a treatment recommendation that the Company proposes after weighing the risks and benefits, alternative treatment options and the risks and benefits of such alternatives, and the option of not seeking any treatment. You understand the importance of reading the information that comes with any health product, because it may include important information about risks and warnings.
You understand that adverse events can be caused by a number of things, including an allergic reaction, side effects, or interactions between a medicine, supplement or course of treatment that Company recommends and any medical conditions you may have, other medical conditions, prescription medicines or other things (e.g., supplements, herbs, over-the-counter medicines, or recreational drugs) you are taking, and lifestyle choices such as smoking tobacco products or drinking alcohol.
If you do not understand anything in this Consent or have any other questions, be sure to ask us and your outside doctor. If you go forward with treatment, we will assume that you understood and were able to discuss your questions and concerns with your healthcare provider to your satisfaction.