Policies

Confidentiality and Privacy


Confidentiality

All medical care and counseling through Weill Cornell Student Health Service and the Student Mental Health program is confidential. Health records are completely separate from all other university records. Student health staff confer with one another as needed to provide integrated care for you. In the event of treatment with another physician or hospital, Student Health will share relevant health information for continuity of care. Otherwise, Student Health will not release any information about you without your permission, except as authorized or required by law, or in our judgment as necessary to protect you or others from a serious threat to health or safety.



Privacy

Weill Cornell Student Health is committed to preserving the rights and privacy of our patients. State and federal laws such as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) protect your medical information from being shared without your consent. Weill Cornell Student Health does not sell, share or release your sensitive health information and only utilize information necessary for payment, treatment and operations.

Students are encouraged to review Weill Cornell’s Notification of Privacy Practices.



Release of Information

We need your permission to share information about your health care at Weill Cornell Student Health with someone else (e.g., a parent or other family member, a partner, a health care provider outside SHS) or if copies of records are desired. Contact SHS for additional information.

 
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