Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Community Healthcare Network, Inc. regarding its recent data breach. The Community Healthcare Network data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.
ABOUT COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE NETWORK, INC.:
Community Healthcare Network is a not-for-profit healthcare provider in New York City. Founded in 1981 as Community Family Planning Council, it was renamed to Community Healthcare Network in 1998. Working with diverse partners, Community Healthcare Network seeks to provide equitable healthcare and social services to underserved communities. Across their 14 locations, Community Healthcare Network provides behavioral healthcare, dental, nutrition, wellness, and needed support services. Additionally, Community Healthcare Network operates a fleet of mobile health vans, offering Manhattan and Queens communities improved access to health services. Community Healthcare Network provides care for more than 65,000 New York City residents.
Recently, Community Healthcare Network discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information in its systems may have been accessed and acquired. Through its investigation, Community Healthcare Network determined that an unauthorized party may have accessed and acquired this sensitive information during a major network disruption on October 1, 2023. When its investigation is complete, Community Healthcare Network will directly notify individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Date of birth
- Addresses and phone numbers
- Health insurance information, including ID number
- Patient ID number
- Provider name and service date
If you received a breach notification letter from Community Healthcare Network, Inc.:
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 Community Healthcare Network 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 Community Healthcare Network, Inc.;
- 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.