University Health Service 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 UM Notice of Privacy Practices on the UM 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.
See Health Information Management Services to request a copy of your 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 UM 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.