BJC HealthCare, one of the area’s largest health care providers, said it had notified more than 33,000 patients that their personal information may have been accessed.
Due to a data storage error, the health system said that personal information may have been accessible including date of birth, Social Security number, driver’s license number, insurance information and treatment-related information.
The information was accessible between May 9, 2017 and Jan. 23, 2018.
“Immediately upon discovery, BJC reconfigured the server to the correct setting and began an investigation of the issue,” the health system said in a statement.
BJC’s investigation did not show that any data was actually accessed.
The health system said that “out of an abundance of caution it has offered affected patients complimentary identity theft protection.”
Patients with questions are advised to call 844-416-6281.