Confidentiality is an essential part of our relationship with you, and we’re committed to keeping your contact with the Counseling Center confidential. With few exceptions, no one can know you made an appointment, what was discussed in the session, or if you have plans to continue with counseling in the future. Protection of your private health information is not only our policy, it is mandated by federal and state law. To help us ensure confidentiality, our record-keeping system is completely separate from other systems on campus. No one outside the Counseling Center staff can access your records without your written permission.
In most cases, we need your written and signed authorization before we can disclose any information to anyone outside the Counseling Center. There are a few rare, legally mandated exceptions.