Confidentiality

RUSHS is committed to safeguarding the confidentiality of protected health information (PHI). The contents of any patient medical records, created, received, or maintained by RUSHS, are to be used or disclosed in accordance with this Policy and consistent with State and Federal guidelines. Everyone working in Student Health Services are required to follow our Confidentiality Statement Policy and State and Federal Guidelines.  Under certain, special circumstances, however, information may be released without the student's permission. The main -- although not the only -- exceptions to confidentiality arise in situations involving:

  • danger to self or others

  • court orders or subpoena of records

  • child abuse or neglect

Students are encouraged to discuss any concerns they have about confidentiality with their provider of services.

Use of E-mail as a Form of Communication:

To help ensure privacy, students are encouraged not to send information to Rutgers University Student Health Services via e-mail.