every effort to keep the patient's name and record private. All information
concerning a patient's identity or clinical care is released only when
instructed to do so by the patient.
If you chose to use your health insurance company, they will receive our
statement including the dates of the patient's visit, charges and diagnosis. As
part of cost control efforts, managed care companies often ask for more
clinical information, however. We will let you know if this should occur and
what information the company has requested.
In all but few rare situations, your privacy is protected by state law and the
ethical code of psychiatry. For minors who are mature enough to come
unaccompanied by their parents to the clinic, confidentiality of information
disclosed during their examination and treatment is respected.