It is the policy of Georgia College Student Health Services that no medical information is shared with anyone other than the student except in cases of students who are under the age of 18, in dire emergencies, or in cases required by law.
Students may want their health information released to others for various reasons (to another health facility for example). For health information to be shared with another party, the student must sign a release of medical information form.
In the event insurance claims are filed electronically, the necessary information must be transmitted to the insurance company.
We do not share medical information with parents unless we have the student’s consent (or they are under the age of 18), unless bound by law to do so or in the case of dire emergency. It is required by law to report certain communicable diseases and this will be done as required.
In the event of severe illness, surgery, or illness which will lead to a lengthy absence from class, the Dean of Students, with your permission, can be notified so that professors can be made aware of your situation and reason for your absence.
Medical records are confidential information. All staff members who work with medical information in the Georgia College Student Health Center sign a confidentiality agreement, acknowledging that no medical information is to be divulged to anyone other than the student or in the circumstances described above.
If you have questions or concerns, please discuss them with Student Health Services personnel.
GC Security Breach Plan (pdf)