Confidentiality Questions

How confidential are students' medical records at Campus Health?

If the student is age 18 or older, Campus Health Records and information can only be accessed and/or released with a release of information form signed by the patient. Campus Health does not accept a blanket release form. Students must complete a new Release of Information Form each time they wish to have information released. Information is shared among providers within Campus Health without a release of information in order to provide the best comprehensive care to a student.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) clinical notes are kept confidential within CAPS except when clinically indicated and collaboration with medical providers is necessary. Under those circumstances clinical information may be shared with other Campus Health medical providers.

There are also legally mandated exceptions to confidentiality when Campus Health is obligated to take action to protect others from harm. These include instances in which there is a danger of harm to self or others or disclosure of child or elder abuse.