All health records and communications between you and Student Health and Counseling are confidential.
Your permission must be obtained in writing before any information can be shared with any person not directly involved in your care, except where required by law.
Exceptions required by law include reporting certain disorders to government agencies.
HIV infection is reported to the state government without your name. Sexually transmitted diseases, tuberculosis, and some other infectious diseases are reported with names. Fainting, seizures, and loss of consciousness are reported to the California Department of Motor Vehicles.
You have the right to privacy.
Staff who provide patient care in the Student Health and Counseling Services clinics are employees ONLY of the health service and are not in positions in the university in which they evaluate or grade students in their academic programs.
Discussion, examination, treatment, and consultation with other providers should be conducted in private. If you do not feel that the situation is private enough, you have the right to request more privacy.
Counseling and Psychological Services
Confidentiality is the cornerstone of counseling and psychological services. You have a legal right to privacy and your written permission must be obtained before we will release information to anyone outside of our clinic, with only limited legal and ethical exceptions. We want you to be aware that counseling records are maintained separately from any other records of the University – including academic, educational and job placement records. If you have questions or concerns about confidentiality, we encourage you to discuss them with our staff.