Confidentiality and Medical Records
Vassar College Health Service respects the privacy of the students we serve. We understand that medical information about you and your health is personal and we are committed to protecting your medical information. In the course of your visit to the Health Service we will create records regarding the treatment and services we provide to you. These medical records are kept on file to ensure continuity and quality of health care and the Health Service maintains these records in strict confidentiality in accordance with professional, ethical and legal guidelines. This means that your personal medical information will not be released without your written consent except as required by law or when there is a serious threat either to your health and safety or to the health and safety of others.
For further details of our confidentiality policy describing how you can get access to your health information and how health information about you may be used and disclosed please refer to our Notice of Privacy Practices. You are entitled to receive a paper copy of our Privacy Notice and you may stop by to collect a copy at the Front Office of the Health Service at any time.