Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Petaluma Health Center regarding its recent data breach. The Petaluma Health Center data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.
ABOUT PETALUMA HEALTH CENTER:
Petaluma Health Center is a health care facility offering general primary care as well as additional medical services. As a health care clinic and hospital, Petaluma Health Center offers a variety of services including pediatric care, dental care, chiropractic care, and care for women’s health. Headquartered in Petaluma, California, Petaluma Health Center has 9 locations throughout the Petaluma area. Petaluma Health Center provides care to approximately 42,000 patients annually and employs 500 individuals.
On March 14, 2023, Petaluma Health Center 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, Petaluma Health Center determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information on March 14, 2023. On April 24, 2023, Petaluma Health Center began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Date of birth
- Driver’s license number
- Passport number
- Health insurance information
If you received a breach notification letter from Petaluma Health Center:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you were impacted by the Petaluma Health Center 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 any free credit monitoring services provided by Petaluma Health Center;
- 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.