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The Lauderdale Center for Student Health & Counseling strictly protects the privacy of information related to your health and any care you receive at Health & Counseling. In order to provide the best treatment to our students, we may use your health information: 1) to provide treatment, including consultation between Health & Counseling staff about relevant information, 2) to obtain payment, which may include charges to your student account.
Students have the following rights regarding how information is used:
Students who have any questions about Health & Counseling's privacy practices or wish to file a complaint should contact the Administrative Director of Health & Counseling, Melinda DuBois, at 595-245-5716.
As a student you have the right:
As a student you have the responsibility:
All services provided to students and all communications between you and your clinician and/or counselor are held in the strictest confidence. Prior to any treatment at Health & Counseling, each client is asked to read, sign, and date a standardized consent form explaining their rights as well as the organization's responsibilities in regards to privacy and confidentiality. This consent form is kept in the student's record and updated on the first visit of each academic year. Health & Counseling's confidentiality policy is in accordance with state and federal regulations.
Documentation related to any services you receive at Health & Counseling does not become part of your academic or other College records. Within the Health & Counseling department, separate records are kept for Health & Counseling Services, although Health & Counseling staff consult with each other about relevant information as necessary in order to provide the best treatment. In the event of a medical emergency, information needed to provide appropriate intervention may be given to the health professional providing treatment. In all other cases information will not be shared with anyone outside Health & Counseling without your written permission.
If you would like to release your Health & Counseling records to another provider, you will need to complete and sign a consent form granting us authorization to release information. This form is available in PDF format below; simply print the form, complete, sign, and return it to us at the address below. If you have any questions about completing this form, please contact Health Services at 245-5736 or Counseling Services at 245-5716.
Our team of knowledgeable, caring professionals provides the highest quality health care. We strive to treat every patient as we would like to be treated ourselves, with care and understanding. We are dedicated to an ongoing pursuit of excellence, and we recognize that there is always room for improvement.
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