UHS recognizes and supports patients' rights to confidential medical care. Our staff are committed to ensuring your confidentiality. All staff, both permanent and temporary, sign agreements to that effect.
See the U-M Notice of Privacy Practices on the U-M Health System website.
Regarding release of your health records:
If you are 18 years old or older, or an emancipated minor (defined under Michigan law as being married, emancipated through a court order, or on active duty in the armed forces prior to age 18), your health records will be released only with your written consent.
If you are less than 18 years old, UHS is obligated by law to release health records (except related to sexually transmitted diseases, contraception, pregnancy testing and substance abuse treatment) to your parents if they request them.
To request a copy of your health records, see Health Records.
Please note that charges for services may appear:
- On your parent's insurance billings. If UHS bills your parent's insurance for services you receive, the insurance company may notify your parent of the billings. For your confidentiality, sensitive services such as testing for sexually transmitted diseases or pregnancy are not billed to student's insurance companies while you are currently enrolled.
- On your U-M student account if you choose to have any UHS services billed to this account. However, the UHS charge will indicate only that you were seen at UHS, not the purpose of the visit.
UHS Wolverine Wellness strives to create a confidential space that supports students. We will only disclose information to other University partners, parents/guardians or others when there is a legitimate educational reason to do so, or when a health or safety risk warrants disclosure. Educational records generated by Wolverine Wellness are governed by the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), See also: