At AAPHC, our providers and team members embrace that our main responsibility is to protect and care for our patients. Our Compliance and Ethics program ensures that we, as an organization, remain focused on what is right, ethical and fair for our patients, healthcare providers and team members.
We are proud that our Compliance and Ethics program ensures that we are always pointed in the right direction and always “doing the right thing” when it comes to patient care. Our Compliance and Ethics team are dedicated to protecting our patients, company, providers and team members.
Our Compliance and Ethics team is here for you. Always.
Pat Hunter, Clifton Bush,
Compliance Officer Chief Operating Officer
HIPAA/Privacy Officer & HIPAA/Security Officer
You can find all of your Compliance, Privacy and Ethics needs in one place. Our dedicated department of Compliance & Ethics is here to help our patients and team members navigate through the complex world of compliance.
Have a question or need to report an issue to our Compliance Officer?
Did you know the No. 1 way to fight cancer is early detection? Mammography and Pap Screenings are important exams that help in early detection. Screening is especially important if you have a family history of breast or cervical cancer.
Albany Area Primary Health Care (AAPHC) is developing new programs that make it easier – and more affordable – for women to receive their mammograms and PAP screenings. Talk to your Provider today to see if you qualify for FREE screenings. Just call your doctor’s office for additional details! Not yet a patient of AAPHC? No worries! Visit www.AAPHC.org to find an office near your work or home. Once you become a patient, our AAPHC will be able to see if you qualify for the free screenings. AAPHC is committed to providing high quality health care to ALL of our Southwest Georgia residents!
At AAPHC, we strive to provide comprehensive, coordinated, and continuous care to all who access our services. Did you know that all qualifying medical offices operated by AAPHC are recognized as a Level III Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) by the National Center for Quality Assurance (NCQA)? NCQA offers three levels of PCMH recognition with Level III being the highest level. As a Level III PCMH, AAPHC is committed to continuously raising the quality of care within our practices, while also lowering our patients health care costs.
Here's a little more about what PCMH means for you as a patient!
PCMH is a way of saying that you, the patient, are the most important person in the health care system. A medical home is a process specific to how comprehensive health care is delivered to individuals. The team at AAPHC manages your care and services for you—acting as the “hub” of your medical home. PCMH puts you, the patient, at the center of the health care system, and provides primary care that is Accessible, Continuous, Comprehensive, Community-Oriented, Coordinated and Compassionate.
For your convenience, AAPHC patients are able to access the Patient Forms below. Please download, print and read all of the forms carefully. Then, just fill out the forms and bring them with you to your next appointment. It's that easy!
AAPHC Patient Forms Include:
AAPHC is proud to care for our youngest community members! AAPHC provides Health Centers within some of our Southwest Georgia schools to provide health care for the students, faculty and staff of our area schools. Providing care within the school setting allows for a very hands-on and involved relationship that treats the child as a whole – providing unique care that can improve health outcomes and school performance. We are very proud of these partnerships!
Did you know that AAPHC offers after hours coverage to our patients? That's right!
A physician is always available by phone after hours for both adults and children. He/she may be reached by calling the number of the office at which the patient is seen. All phones are forwarded to an answering service at the close of each business day, on weekends, and holidays.
Our goal is to always provide access, and even expand access, to your provider so you always can reach AAPHC when you need us most!
We're here to care for you - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.