Privacy and Confidentiality
We value and protect you privacy and very much appreciate the opportunity to do that. However, if an adult is being seen in our clinic and the service is being paid for by a family member, then we expect a signed release to allow us communication with that family member around finances and also we would expect a written statement that can be signed by the family member responsible for the account.
Otherwise any communication about any of our patients with an outsider or even a family member can only be done with a written consent allowing us to do that, with an adult patient or a minor with a guardian. The only exception to that would be in an emergency situation as defined by California law including “danger to self’”, “danger to others”, or “gravely disabled.” For more details about the specifics, please inquire with your provider.