Students have the right to expect that all aspects of their health care will be treated as confidential. Access to student medical records is limited to SHWS staff and medical personnel involved in the care of a student. Personal medical records may be released as directed with written consent by the student or durable power of attorney. In the case of a potentially life threatening emergency pertinent medical information is shared with emergency care providers, appropriate emergency contacts, and the dean.
Community emergency medical services (which may include local police personnel who may act as medical first responders) will be called upon as necessary. Emergency medical personnel are entitled to information that is pertinent to an individual's emergency health care.
Questions about confidentiality or procedures should be directed to the Student Health and Wellness staff at 610-328-8058.