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Student Health Service maintains the highest standards of confidentiality in accordance with ethical professional standards and in full compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accessibility Act (HIPAA).

No medical information is shared with the CUMC schools, family, or friends without your written request and consent.


It is important to note that SHS clinicians work as a team and consult with one another, as needed. There may also be communication between the other divisions of the Student Health Service, when clinically indicated, to facilitate treatment planning.

Medical Records

SHS collects and stores personal health information on health sciences students in its own independent medical records system. Unless we have your specific written permission, SHS medical records are not accessible to anyone other than SHS staff who are directly involved in providing your health care. SHS medical records are not shared with the records or personnel of New York Presbyterian Hospital and are not accessible to them electronically.


If you have questions or concerns about the confidentiality of your personal health information, please contact SHS for more information or advice.




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