Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Columbia River Mental Health Services regarding its recent data breach. The Columbia River Mental Health Services data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.
ABOUT COLUMBIA RIVER MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES:
Columbia River Mental Health Services is a behavioral healthcare organization that specializes in offering inpatient and outpatient services for individuals with mental health illnesses, developmental needs, and addiction. Founded in 1942, Columbia River Mental Health Services provides a variety of services, including crisis support, adult psychology and psychiatry assistance, addiction treatment, and child and family services. Furthermore, Columbia River Mental Health Services offers a number of community services, such as employment programs and homelessness support. Headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, Columbia River Mental Health Services operates four clinics in the Southwest Washington area.
Recently, Columbia River Mental Health Services discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, Columbia River Mental Health Services determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information through an employee email account between May 14, 2021, and April 8, 2022. On October 4, 2022, Columbia River Mental Health Services began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Date of birth
- Driver’s license number
- Financial account information
- Medical information
- Health insurance information
- Username or password
If you received a breach notification letter from Columbia River Mental Health Services:
We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or email@example.com.
If you were impacted by the Columbia River Mental Health Services data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.
- Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
- Enroll in the free credit monitoring service provided by Columbia River Mental Health Services;
- Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
- Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
- Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
- Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.