San Diego American Indian Health Center Notifies Individuals of Data Breach

SAN DIEGO, California.: August 15, 2022 – San Diego American Indian Health Center (“SDAIHC”), a San Diego based non-profit community health center that provides comprehensive dental, behavioral health, and community wellness services to individuals located in San Diego, CA, has learned of a data security incident that may have involved the data of current and former individuals served by SDAIHC. 

On May 5, 2022, SDAIHC discovered it was the victim of a sophisticated cybersecurity attack affecting the digital network. SDAIHC took immediate steps to secure the network environment and engaged cybersecurity experts to assist the with an investigation. The investigation determined that an unknown actor gained access to and obtained data from the SDAIHC network without authorization. After a thorough investigation, on July 22, 2022, it was determined that certain personal information was potentially involved in the incident. SDAIHC then took steps to identify current contact information and to notify affected individuals and to provide complimentary identity protection and credit monitoring services.  

The following personal and protected health information may have been involved in the incident: name, address, Social Security number, driver’s license or state identification card number, tribal identification card number, medical information, health insurance information, and/or date of birth. 

As soon as it discovered the incident, SDAIHC took the steps referenced above. SDAIHC also notified the Federal Bureau of Investigation and will provide whatever cooperation is necessary to hold the perpetrators accountable, if possible. SDAIHC takes the security and privacy of personal information in its possession very seriously and is taking additional steps to prevent a similar event from occurring in the future.

To date, SDAIHC is not aware of any evidence of the misuse of any information potentially involved in this incident.  However, beginning on August 15, 2022, SDAIHC mailed notice of this incident to potentially impacted individuals. In this notification letter, SDAIHC provided information about the incident and about steps that potentially affected individuals can take to protect their information.  SDAIHC also offered individuals access to complimentary credit monitoring and identity protection services through IDX.  

SDAIHC has established a toll-free call center to answer questions about the incident and to address related concerns.  Call center representatives are available Monday through Friday between 6:00 am – 6:00 pm Pacific Time and can be reached at 1-833-764-2924.  Individuals can also access information regarding the incident, services, and steps you can take to protect your information online at All potentially affected individuals may qualify for complimentary credit monitoring and identity protection services through IDX. Individuals who have not received a notification letter must obtain verification of eligibility through the call center to enroll in services. 

The privacy and protection of personal and protected health information is a top priority for SDAIHC, which deeply regrets any inconvenience or concern this incident may cause.