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Patient Rights

Your health is a private matter between you and your provider. Your medical information will only be released by your written request and signed release (unless permitted by law). Feel comfortable knowing what you say at SHS will stay in SHS.

Patients Have the Right to:

Patients Have the Responsibility to:

Confidentiality of Records
All interactions with Student Health Services are private and every employee at SHS has been trained in confidentiality. SHS will not disclose your medical information to any individual (including your parents), organization or facility without your written permission for us to do so.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a federal law that requires that we notify all SHS patients of our Notice of Privacy Practices. This notice explains your right to: Inspect and copy your medical records; request an amendment/addendum to your records; view an account of disclosures of your private health information; request restrictions to release of your medical information; request confidential communications with you.

Advance Directives
An advance directive is a written or oral statement about how you want your medical decisions made should you not be able to make them yourself. You are encouraged to review information about them. If you already have advance directives in place, be sure to give a copy of them to your provider and they will be placed in your medical record. A copy of an advanced directive can be found here..

To help ensure privacy, patients are cautioned against sending sensitive, detailed personal info through email. You are encouraged to make an appointment to speak with your provider directly.

If you feel your rights have not been respected, you can:
Submit feedback to SHS
Contact SHS Administration by calling 813-974-2331