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Student’s medical and mental health care information is strictly confidential and is maintained separately from academic records. The Student Health Center does not routinely notify parents, Institute administration, faculty or others regarding your care. Health care matters will be discussed with parents and others only at the student’s request and with his or her written permission, except as required by the Public Health Laws of New York State or in the case of a serious emergency.

On being enrolled in the Institute, it is assumed that parents and students agree that students are able to give their own consent for most medical treatment, including minor surgical procedures.

Medical Records

The medical record is confidential. This record includes: electronic health forms submitted by students, clinician notes (primary medical care and mental health), laboratory test results, and communications from other clinicians sent to or requested by the SHC. Records are kept for 10 years after graduation and are then destroyed.

Release of Information

To have information from your Student Health Center medical record sent to others:

  • Complete and sign a Release of Information Form
  • Specify the information to be released
  • Identify the recipient’s name, address, phone and fax numbers
  • Pay any applicable fees (there is a per page fee for sending the entire record)