Hippa Violation?

A pharmacy technician who is friends with my boyfriend texted him that I have a prescription waiting at Walgreens. Is this against Hipaa?

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Jun 10, 2020
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by: David

Hello,
First of all, thank you for your question. It sounds like you have concerns about your privacy. I recommend checking with the pharmacist at the Walgreens where you have your prescription. I would ask him or her if they knew that the pharmacy technician that is friends with your boyfriend texted your boyfriend that your prescription was ready. Is your boyfriend's phone number listed on your Walgreens profile as a contact? Sometimes if you have a secondary phone number on your profile, they contact that phone number as well when your prescription is ready in order to inform you to come and get the medication. I would raise your concerns with the pharmacist or the pharmacy manager at the Walgreens. This certainly sounds like it should not have happened, and it is concerning. I would need more information about this situation in order to understand if it was a true HIPPA violation or not.

Best of luck in doing your due diligence regarding this frustrating and potentially legal situation.

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