Confidentiality

Any information you provide to Student Health Center staff is protected by federal and state law as well as by University and Student Health Center policy. Medical records are confidential and entirely separate from academic records. Except for Student Health Center staff, no member of the University faculty, administration, or staff may see your medical record without your written consent. Parents may not see your record or obtain any information about your medical condition without your consent (see exception, below).

No information is released without the specific written permission of the student to whom the record pertains, except in the following cases:

  • Parents of a student who is less than 18 years of age (a legal minor) are notified when a student is seriously ill
  • Certain communicable diseases and conditions are reported to the County Public Health Official as required by law
  • Court order

Records are retained for seven years after the date of your last visit.

The SHC FERPA Notice of Privacy Practices is availabe online.

The SHC HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices is available online.