The Student Health Center is dedicated to providing quality care in a private and confidential setting. HIPAA is a federal law that carefully protects private health information. Both HIPAA and the ethics of the physician/patient relationship guard each student’s privacy. No private health information can be given to Deans, professors, parents, significant others, friends, or other physicians without the explicit written consent of the student.
Please CLICK HERE to access the form that must be completed for Student Health to discuss your health history with any other person. Please CLICK HERE for the form that can request medical information be sent to our clinic (old records, immunization records as examples). The student patient also has the right to revoke communication at any time. Please CLICK HERE to access that form. After filling out any of these forms, they should be brought to the SHC so that they can become part of your record.
HIPAA does have a clause that allows for notification of next of kin in cases of emergency or life-threatening situations.