Southwestern Vermont Medical Center protects patients' privacy and confidentiality rights through policies and procedures that allow access to personal and medical information only for legitimate purposes that support treatment, payments and health care operations. Our policies and procedures are in accordance with the Health  Insurance  Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). 

Privacy of Your Medical Information

The privacy of your medical information is extremely important, and we work to make sure it is secure at all times. To find more about our privacy practices, read our Notice of Privacy Practice.

Website Privacy

As a visitor to, your privacy is important to us.

  • We do not share e-mail addresses, obtained via communication with visitors to, with anyone outside Southwestern Vermont Health Care.
  • We make no effort to identify public users of We do not collect personally identifying data other than when necessary to register visitors for classes and process payments.
  • As is typical, we log http requests to our server. This means that we know the originating IP (e.g. address of an agent requesting a URL, the visitor's domain name, referral data, and browser and platform type. We do not log the specific identity of visitors. We occasionally analyze the log files to determine which files are most requested.
  • We also may log requests to our search engines. This data is only used for administration and researching the efficiency of our tools.
  • We also may use cookies to organize class or event registration data for our online Wellness Connection registration and payment system.

Privacy Concerns

If you have a concern about privacy at Southwestern Vermont Health Care, contact the privacy officer by calling (802) 447-5552.