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Consent & Access

Your privacy and safety are a priority at the SBHC. In general, adolescents have a right to privacy regarding some health information. If there is a safety concern, we are required to report by law. SBHC staff work with youth of all ages to involve parents/guardians in their care. If you have any questions about the confidentiality of your care, please ask our knowledgeable staff.

When do I need a signed consent form?

Any individual 14 years or younger needs a consent form signed by a parent or legal guardian to receive physical health services.​

Any individual 13 years and younger needs a consent form signed by a parent or legal guardian to receive mental health services.

Reproductive and sexual health information can be received at any age without consent of a parent or guardian.

Is my appointment confidential?

Your privacy and safety are a priority at the SBHC. In general, adolescents have a right to privacy regarding some heath information. If there is a safety concern, we are required to report by law. SBHC staff work with youth of all ages to involve parents/guardians in their care. If you have any questions about the confidentiality of your care, please ask our knowledgeable staff.

Can the SBHC work with my doctor?

Absolutely, SBHC staff can coordinate with your Primary Care Physician regarding chronic illness care or treatment and other medical concerns. Licensed staff can also refer you to a specialist when needed.