I understand that your health care information, including psychotherapy appointments, is personal. I am committed to maintaining the confidentiality of this information and providing you with information regarding my privacy practices.
Information about your appointments is confidential and cannot be disclosed to others without your written consent. We comply with state and federal laws regulating confidentiality as well as professional ethical codes. There are some exceptions to confidentiality, typically involving imminent risk of self-harm or abuse of others.
If you have any questions or concerns about our confidentiality policies, please contact (618) 660-0537. I have chosen to adopt some of the provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) because they represent excellent standards of professional practice in regards to privacy and confidentiality.
I may use or disclose your protected health information (PHI) for treatment and health care operations purposes only with your written authorization. I may also use or disclose PHI for purposes outside of treatment or health care operations when your written authorization is obtained. You may revoke all such authorizations at any time, provided each revocation is in writing. You may not revoke an authorization to the extent that we have relied on that authorization in providing services on your behalf.