BANGOR – Penobscot Community Health Care has announced that some of its patients may have been affected by a security breach.
PCHC has an industry contract with the American Medical Collection Agency to help with collection on past due accounts.
On May 15, AMCA alerted PCHC that between Aug. 1 of last year and March 30 of this year, an unauthorized person may have had access to AMCA’s system, compromising the security of patients’ name, date of birth and other medical information.
“Those who may have had credit card information compromised were notified already by AMCA that that occurred and they will have access through AMCA to credit protection insurance for a couple years so they need to reach out again to that 800 number, call folks and make sure to get those services to which they might be entitled activated,” PCHC President and CEO Lori Dwyer said.
To receive help, patients can call PCHC at 844-243-3018.