Terms & Conditions
ECU Physicians Online Appointment request (the "Service") is an alternate communications service provided by ECU Physicians subject to your agreement with the terms and conditions set forth below. By using this Service, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. Other means, as described on the ECU Physicians Web Page, for requesting appointments are available. You should use these if you do not want to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth below. We reserve the right to change the terms and conditions when necessary, and your continuing use of the Service constitutes your acceptance of and agreement to any changes.
You understand and agree that this Service is not intended nor implied to be for medical diagnosis or treatment or the provision or practice of medical, nursing, or professional health care services. You agree to only use this Service to request and receive communication, if you choose, confirming the details of your appointment. You understand that you must be (18) years of age or older to use the Service. Providers do not practice medicine as part of this Service. If you believe you have a medical emergency, you should not use this Service. Call your provider directly or 911 immediately.
You understand and agree that by choosing to use the Service, ECU Physicians will receive and maintain your health information that can, in certain situations, be further used and disclosed without your authorization by us. ECU Physicians is committed to protecting the privacy of the health information we receive and maintain regarding our patients. We handle health information as required by state and federal laws. You should review our Notice of Privacy Practices before using the Service.
You understand and agree that, despite reasonable efforts to protect the privacy of health information received and maintained by us, use of the Service is by communication using e-mail over the Internet. ECU Physicians cannot guarantee the confidentiality or security of communications with the Service while over the Internet. Unauthorized people may be able to intercept, read, and possibly modify your communication while in transit to and from ECU Physicians as part of this Service.
You understand and agree that use of the Service is entirely at your discretion. You further understand and acknowledge that you are a recipient of a privilege from ECU Physicians in that you receive a tangible benefit (efficient appointments) and your participation in the Service is voluntary. You further understand and agree to release and discharge East Carolina University, ECU Physicians and all of its employees and agents from and against all claims of damages, demands or actions which result from causes beyond the control of and without the fault or negligence of ECU Physicians which are in any way related to the Service.