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March data breach exposed Peoples Community Health Clinic patient information

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WATERLOO, Iowa (KWWL) -- Peoples Community Health Clinic has recently notified patients about a data breach that happened in March.

PCHC sent a letter to patients on June 29 saying their name, address, Social Security number, date of birth, driver's license or state identification number, as well as payment, medical and insurance information may have been exposed between March 18 - 22. The clinic became aware of suspicious activity related to an employee's email on the 22nd.

The investigation, which was completed May 24, determined an unauthorized individual gained access to an employee's email account, but couldn't confirm what specific information may have been accessed. PCHC says to date, they've found no evidence suggesting any misuse of patient information as a result of the breach.

PCHC is reviewing all policies and procedures to enhance any additional safeguards and will conduct workforce training to "reduce the likelihood of a similar event in the future."

Anyone with questions can call PCHC's tool-free line at 855-867-0662 Monday - Friday between 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. central time.

The full letter sent to patients can be found here:

Trevor Oates

Executive Producer

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