Release of Information/Confidentiality: Sessions are protected by confidentiality, which means that information about the Client cannot be given to anyone without express consent (in writing Our “Authorization Form” must be completed if we need to disclose information to the client’s physician, treatment center, or insurance carrier.) Client information may be disclosed within the Total Health Concepts, LLC counseling and supervision staff meetings. This practice is beneficial for the client(s), counselors and therapists to address all client needs utilizing standard treatment protocol and is in line with ethical guidelines and best practices regarding supervision and consultation with the American Counseling Association and the National Association of Social Workers. All THC staff meetings are held in a confidential setting.
The Client understands that there are limits to confidentiality:
To prevent a serious and imminent threat to the health or safety of yourself, another person, or the public Child abuse, or neglect or elder abuse is suspected If there is an order from the court to subpoena confidential information.
The Client understands that communication by E-mail may not be secure and that archives of E-mail communications may be subject to electronic interception or may be kept by third parties (such as ISPs) and be subject to court orders. Please review and sign the information regarding the Notice of Privacy Practices related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA Form) located on our website.
Emergencies: In case of mental health emergency, call 911, or go to the nearest hospital emergency room, or call your local community mental health center’s 24-hour emergency number.