Press Releases

September 16, 2011

Identity Protection Service Enrollment Telephone Number Availability Ending Sept. 30

Media Contact - Bonnie Widerman 310.354.4282

TORRANCE, CA, September 16, 2011 --
 In June of this year, HealthCare Partners notified 15,727 patients of a breach of unsecured personal patient protected health information after discovering the theft of nineteen new computers from the medical group’s offices at 675 Arroyo Parkway
in Pasadena and at 2600 Redondo Avenue in Long Beach on Monday, April 18, 2011.
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As part of the notification, these patients were offered an identity protection service from an outside vendor at no cost for one (1) year from the date the patient registered.  Through Friday, September 30, the outside vendor will continue to accept enrollments in the identity protection service from qualified individuals (those who received the letter from HealthCare Partners) who call and request it.  
After Friday Sept. 30, the outside service will no longer offer their toll-free telephone number for enrollment.  People who have questions about enrolling in the identity protection service should call the HealthCare Partners 24-hour Patient Support Center at 877.427.9288.  <o:p _rdeditor_exists="1"> </o:p>

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