Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Psych Associates of Maryland LLC, which does business as Bloom Health Centers, regarding its recent data breach. The Bloom Health Centers data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to over 1,500 individuals.
ABOUT PSYCH ASSOCIATES OF MARYLAND LLC D/B/A BLOOM HEALTH CENTERS:
Bloom Health Centers is a comprehensive mental health provider offering a variety of mental health services throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Since its founding in 1998, Bloom Health Centers has offered diagnostic, treatment, and preventative care services from psychiatry and talk therapy to esketamine treatments and transcranial magnetic simulation. Furthermore, Bloom Health Centers collaboratively utilizes proprietary technology, advanced therapies, and top to bottom insurance acceptance to provide accessible, quality, mental health services to its patients.4 Bloom Health Centers serves individuals in the states of Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware through its 12 office locations as well as online through telehealth appointments.
On July 5, 2023, Bloom Health Centers determined 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, Bloom Health Centers determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information through a clinician’s Microsoft account on or around June 23, 2023. On September 11, 2023, Bloom Health Centers began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Email address
- Phone number
- Date of birth
- Health insurance information
- Medical information (e.g., diagnosis and medication details)
If you received a breach notification letter from Bloom Health Centers:
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 Bloom Health Centers 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 free credit monitoring service provided by Psych Associates of Maryland LLC d/b/a Bloom Health Centers;
- 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.