Your Privacy

The federal government requires that we make available to you our “Notice of Privacy Practices” so that you have a very detailed accounting of what information we disclose and to whom we disclose it.

We want to reassure you that all written and spoken information related to services provided by us is held in strictest confidence. We do not provide information to any third party without prior written authorization from you to do so except where legal exceptions apply. These legal exceptions involve information regarding suspected child abuse, potential harm to oneself or others, and instances where we receive a court order for information. If you want us to release information to a third party (e.g., an attorney, insurance company to obtain reimbursement, etc) we need your written request to do so.

Regarding information released to insurance and managed care companies: if you indicate to us that you expect all or some of your charges to be covered by a third party, we will obtain from you written permission to release to the third party the minimum amount of information necessary to obtain reimbursement. Most insurance and managed care companies require your name, address, social security number, the “insured’s” name, address and social security number, dates of service, types of service and diagnosis code. Some managed care companies (including Value Options) require treatment plans and updates on your progress in therapy. Please discuss with your therapist any concerns you may have about this information.