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All contacts with a Mental Health Service clinician are entirely confidential.*  No information is shared with your deans or professors unless you request it in writing. Similarly, no information is shared with friends, family or other clinicians without your explicit consent.


It is important to note that Mental Health Service clinicians work as a team and consult with one another, as needed. There may also be communication between the Mental Health Service and the other divisions of the Student Health Service, when clinically indicated, to facilitate treatment planning.

Mental Health Service records are stored securely in a location separate from Student Health Service records; only the Mental Health Service staff have access to these files. You can be assured that your privacy will be maintained.

*Except in those rare instances of imminent risk of harm to self or others, or where otherwise required by law.   

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