Privacy & Confidentiality

CAPS staff is legally and ethically required to keep your information confidential. CAPS services are strictly confidential, and all records are covered under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

The information you share with us will not be given to anyone unless you provide written permission to do so by completing our Release Of Information Form which includes information about attendance to counseling appointments as well. This means that no record of counseling is made on an academic transcript or in a job placement file, and information about counseling is not released without the student's written permission or as required by law.

Exceptions to confidentiality are made in situations in which a student is imminent harm to themself or others. It is then our legal obligation to keep that student safe and free from harm. Other exceptions to confidentiality will be addressed during your first session and your counselor can answer any other questions you may have about confidentiality at that time.

Release of Information Form