A Meta owned tracking tool called “Meta Pixel,” installed on hospital websites, patient portals, and crisis pregnancy center websites, collects and sends patients’ sensitive health information to Meta when patients interact with the websites or patient portals to schedule an appointment. This information may have been used in connection with Meta’s advertising practice.


The highly sensitive information sent to Meta includes details about the individuals’ medical conditions, prescriptions, and doctor’s appointments, including if a patient has scheduled an appointment for an abortion.


A list of crisis pregnancy centers that may have shared data with Meta, is available here [https://crisispregnancycentermap.com/?view=list].


The hospitals affected include:

• Johns Hopkins Hospital
• UCLA Reagan Medical Center
• New York Presbyterian Hospital
• Northwestern Memorial Hospital
• Duke University Hospital
• Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
• Houston Methodist Hospital
• University of Chicago Medical Center
• University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
• Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
• Barnes-Jewish Hospital
• Tufts Medical Center
• Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital
• UT Southwestern Medical Center
• Sanford USD Medical Center
• UPMC Presbyterian & Shadyside
• Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
• Jefferson Health – Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
• Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital
• Loyola University Medical Center
• UnityPoint Health – Meriter
• Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital
• Inova Fairfax Hospital
• Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin
• St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea
• Sharp Memorial Hospital
• Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center
• Henry Ford Hospital
• Tampa General Hospital
• MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center
• Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center
• El Camino Hospital
• University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

The patient portals affected include:

Community Health Network
• Edward-Elmhurst Health
• FastMed
• Novant Health
• Piedmont
• Renown Health
• WakeMed

If you are a patient of any of these hospitals, used any of these patient portals, or visited a crisis pregnancy center website and would like to learn more, please use the form below or contact us and someone will reach out to your shortly.