Pittsburg State University Health Services has a legal and ethical responsibility to safeguard the privacy of all patients and to protect the confidentiality of their health information. Student health information is confidential and jointly maintained by Student Health Services (SHS) and University Counseling Services (UCS) electronically. Student health information is accessible and exchanged between SHS and UCS for the purpose of coordination care. Pittsburg State University does not release private health information about a student without that student’s written permission, except in the case of imminent danger to themselves or others, child/dependent abuse, court order, or where otherwise required by law.
University administrators, faculty, parents, spouses, and partners DO NOT have access to your medical records. During the first visit to the Student Health Services, all students will be asked to fill out a telephone disclosure form. This will allow the medical staff to discuss medical information with the family or friends listed on the form.