Terms of Service
Consent to Telehealth Services
You consent to receive emails or other electronic communications from Skylight Health pertaining to your care and your health, which may include Protected Health Information. You understand that virtual encounters with Skylight Health’s Telehealth services via phone, email, video, or otherwise, could involve, and you hereby consent to the use of, automated tools for diagnosis, care, treatment or communication pertaining to healthcare matters. You also acknowledge that such virtual encounters may involve care by a variety of Providers, including Physicians, Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and other support or medical personnel. You give permission to Skylight Health and the Telehealth to record and process your personal details and medical data. You may withdraw these permissions at any time by no longer seeking Telehealth care from Skylight Health.
"Telehealth" is the delivery of healthcare services using technology when the healthcare provider and patient are not in the same physical location, and/or the virtual delivery of healthcare services, including by a medical provider or via digital or automated tools, including without limitation tools for medical or health-related diagnosis and treatment. Telehealth may be used for diagnosis, treatment, care, follow-up and/or patient education, and may include, without limitation, the following: electronic transmission of patient medical records, medical images, and/or other patient data or information; synchronous (i.e., "real time") and asynchronous (i.e., non-"real time") interactions via audio, video, text, and/or data or other electronic communications; automated, electronic or digital tools or services for diagnosis, care, treatment and/or communication pertaining to healthcare or medical matters; and output, transmission or exchange of data from medical devices, sound and video files. Further, you understand that it may be possible that your condition cannot be treated via Telehealth, or that information transmitted through Telehealth may not be sufficient or of too poor of image quality, or insufficient information or data to allow for appropriate medical decision making. Accordingly, you may be required to seek additional in-person medical care, alternative healthcare, or emergency services. If your health or medical problem or condition persists after use of Telehealth, you will immediately contact your medical services provider and seek appropriate additional in-person medical care or emergency care, as appropriate.
Permission to Treat
You give permission to the Providers to medically care for you and your Covered Family Member. You may withdraw this consent at any time by no longer seeking Medical Services from Skylight Health.
You understand and agree that as part of providing Medical Services to you, your Protected Health Information (as defined by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”)), including test results, may be released to an online personal health record and via communication with Skylight Health’s healthcare team electronically in accordance with our Notice of HIPAA Privacy Practices.
Under HIPAA, Skylight Health must take steps to protect the privacy of your "Protected Health Information" (“PHI”). PHI includes information that we have created or received regarding your health or payment for your health. It includes both your medical records and personal information such as your name, social security number, financial information, address, and phone number.
Under federal law, we are required to:
Protect the privacy of your PHI. All our employees and physicians are required to maintain the confidentiality of PHI and receive appropriate privacy training
Provide you with this Notice of Privacy Practices explaining our duties and practices regarding your PHI
Notify you in the case of a breach of unsecured PHI
Follow the practices and procedures set forth in this Notice
Use and Disclosures of Your Protected Health that do not require your authorization include disclosures related to treatment, payment and healthcare operations and as required by law.
You have the right to request restrictions by asking that we limit the way we use or disclose your PHI for treatment, payment or healthcare operations.
Inspect and copy certain portions of your health information. We may deny your request under limited circumstances. You may request that we provide your health records to you in an electronic format.
Request amendment of your health information if you feel the health information is incorrect or incomplete. However, under certain circumstances we may deny your request.
Receive an accounting of certain disclosures of your health information made for the prior six (6) years, although this excludes disclosures for treatment, payment, and health care operations. (Fees may apply to this request).
Request that we restrict how we use or disclose your health information. However, we are not required to agree with your requests, unless you request that we restrict information provided to a payor, the disclosure would be for the payor's payment or healthcare operations, and you have paid for the health care services completely out of pocket.
Request that we communicate with you at a specific telephone number or address.
Obtain a paper copy of this notice even if you receive it electronically.
Annual Membership Fee
Skylight Health provides medical services to its members by charging an annual membership fee. The Annual Membership Fee may be modified by notice in accordance with these Terms. Certain members may have access to the Services through their employers, professional affiliations, or other organizations, and as a result, the Annual Membership Fee will not apply to such members. The Annual Membership Fee covers costs associated with personal services and tools that enhance your healthcare experience but are typically not covered by insurance. The Annual Membership Fee is not a covered benefit under most health insurance plans or other healthcare benefit plans such as the Health Saving Account or Flexible Spending Account. As a result, you acknowledge that you may not be able to submit the Annual Membership Fee for coverage under your insurance or benefit plan, and as such, you will be responsible for the cost of such Annual Membership Fee.
Disclaimer: Skylight Health is a Direct Primary Care service and is not a health plan. Members are encouraged to obtain a low cost high-deductible health plan or other coverage in the case of emergencies or large medical expenses.
Use of the Site
When you register on the Site, you are required to create an account (“Account”) by entering your name, email address, password and certain other information collected by Skylight Health (collectively “Account Information”). To create an Account, you must be of legal age to form a binding contract. If you are not of legal age to form a binding contract, you may not register to use our Services. You agree that the Account Information that you provide to us at all times, including during registration and in any information you upload to the Site, will be true, accurate, current, and complete. You may not transfer or share your Account password with anyone or create more than one Account (except for subaccounts established for children of whom you are the parent or legal guardian). You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Account password and for all activities that occur under your Account. Skylight Health reserves the right to take any and all action, as it deems necessary or reasonable, regarding the security of the Site and your Account Information. In no event and under no circumstances shall Skylight Health be held liable to you for any liabilities or damages resulting from or arising out of your use of the Site, your use of the Account Information or your release of the Account Information to a third party. You may not use anyone else's account at any time.
You may deactivate your Account and end your registration at any time, for any reason by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Skylight Health may suspend or terminate your use of the Site, your Account and/or registration for any reason at any time. Subject to applicable law, Skylight Health reserves the right to maintain, delete or destroy all communications and materials posted or uploaded to the Site pursuant to its internal record retention and/or content destruction policies. After such termination, Skylight Health will have no further obligation to provide the Services, except to the extent we are obligated to provide you access to your health records or Healthcare Professionals are required to provide you with continuing care under their applicable legal, ethical and professional obligations to you.
Any clinical records created as a result of your use of the Services will be securely maintained by Skylight Health on behalf of Skylight Health Professionals for a period that is no less than the minimum number of years such records are required to be maintained under state and federal law, which is typically at least six years.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE SITE OR SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. BOTH THE SITE AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. SKYLIGHT HEALTH EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE, OPERABILITY, CONDITION, QUIET ENJOYMENT, VALUE, ACCURACY OF DATA AND SYSTEM INTEGRATION.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
YOU UNDERSTAND THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL SKYLIGHT HEALTH, SKYLIGHT HEALTH PROFESSIONALS OR THEIR OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF REVENUES, PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR THE SERVICES, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES ARE BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE AND STRICT LIABILITY), WARRANTY, STATUTE OR OTHERWISE. To the extent that we may not, as a matter of applicable law, disclaim any implied warranty or limit its liabilities, the scope and duration of such warranty and the extent of our liability will be the minimum permitted under such applicable law.
All Health Professionals performing licensed clinical services on the Site hold the professional licenses issued by the professional licensing boards or agencies in the states where they practice. All physicians and psychologists hold advanced degrees in either medicine or psychology and have undergone postgraduate training. You can report a complaint relating to the care provided by a Healthcare Professional by contacting the professional licensing board in the state where the care was received.
You can find the contact information for each of the state professional licensing boards governing medicine on the Federation of State Medical Boards website at http://www.fsmb.org/state-medical-boards/contacts and governing psychology on the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards website at http://www.asppb.net/?page=BdContactNewPG.